Thomas Dausgaard has expressed his support of the people of Ukraine through moving musical tributes.

On Thursday, 3 March, Chief Conductor Dausgaard led the BBC Scottish Symphony orchestra in a moving performance of “Evening Serenade” by esteemed Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov.

Dausgaard said, “Music has the power to inspire hope. In this deeply troubled time, I look forward to sharing with you the wonderfully hopegiving works on the program like Nielsen’s 6th symphony and Brahms’ 1st piano concerto. In that spirit we want to show our support tonight for the people on our continent suffering for their freedom and democracy – and in their honour we would like to begin our concert with a short piece – “Evening Serenade” – by the grand old man among ukrainian composers, Valentin Silvestrov.”

Saturday, 5 March, he conducted members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Torbjörn Hultmark’s Fanfare for Ukraine at a special Folk Music Concert in aid of the nation at Glasgow’s Kelvinside Hillhead Church. Hultmark composed the piece on 1 March 2022, in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

He will continue his tributes to the people of Ukraine in Valencia on 11 and 12 March performing Silvestrov’s “Evening Serenade” with Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León