State Theatre To Host Concert Benefitting Ukraine February 25

Are you trying to learn more about Ukrainian culture and hear some colorful music? The State Theatre will host the Ukrainian folk band “Korinya” for a concert benefitting Ukraine at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 25.

The day will mark one year since the war in Ukraine began. The State Theatre and its cosponsors, the Penn State Ukrainian Society, the Woskob Family Endowment in Ukrainian Studies, and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, hope to show support through this benefit event. All proceeds from the concert will go toward Sister’s Sister, a local charity organization that sends aid to those affected by the war in Nizhyn, Ukraine.

Korinya was first formed in 2005 as a family band and has since traveled around the United States, Canada, and Ukraine to perform its music at various events and festivals. It has two full-length studio albums, Korinya and Zemlya, which can be found on all streaming platforms, along with a live recording album and an EP. Korinya’s love for its musical heritage is reflected in its music and band name, which translates to “roots” in Ukrainian.

While the band’s musical style typically takes on a contemporary folk sound, it’ll play more traditional Ukrainian folk songs for the benefit concert. The lighthearted and energetic tunes of traditional folk music will provide a vibrant performance and celebrate Ukrainian heritage.

Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. They can be bought at the box office or on The State Theatre website. Attendees can make additional donations at the event, too.

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Megan Dougherty

Megan Dougherty is a senior majoring in English and an associate editor at Onward State. She loves making music, consuming the maximum daily amount of coffee recommended by the FDA, and overanalyzing Taylor Swift lyrics. Feel free to follow her on Instagram @meganedougherty and forward any (free) The Eras Tour tickets to her email, [email protected]

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