CMFW’s Artists’ Concert III program will take place at 7 p.m. April 28. The free concert, titled “Above Time,” will feature The University of Texas professor Sandy Yamamoto on violin; visiting Italian artist Francesco Mastromatteo on cello; and Johan Botes, Marshall University of West Virginia professor, on piano, according to a press release.
CMFW’s signature Love Concert is titled “To Ukraine...For Your Bravery and Love” and will take place at 3 p.m. April 29. The concert will benefit the Liberty Ukraine Foundation in support of refugee and cultural projects. It will feature a chamber orchestra, vocalists, a piano solo, a cello and guitar duo, eurythmy, Sonyashnyk Ukrainian dance and poetry recitation. Donations will be accepted through the foundation's website with the note “CMFW Love Concert.”
“Being a benefitting organization for this event will support our mission and help the people in Ukraine to stay alive and receive urgently needed aid,” said Tonya Levchuk, Liberty Ukraine Foundation executive director, in a press release.
This is the CMFW's fourth festival produced by the organization but the first since the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival began April 16 and included two Artists' Concert programs and a film screening.