Proceeds from the event will help refugees in Europe and King County


Kyle Wall / Aaron Blank, Fearey: [email protected], (206) 343-1543

Jamie Housen, Seattle Mayor’s Office: [email protected] (206) 798-5002

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 (SEATTLE) — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, King County Executive Dow Constantine and 36 mayors from across King County will host a “Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide” to raise money to help Ukrainian refugees in Europe as well as Ukrainian and other refugees in King County. The concert will feature the Seattle Symphony and regional Ukrainian performers.

The “Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide” will be at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The fundraising concert is free to the public but requires registration for tickets at The concert will be live streamed via local NBC affiliate KING-TV’s digital platforms, and broadcast live on KONG-TV (channel 16 serving the Seattle and Tacoma area), the Seattle Channel, and Seattle Symphony Live, the Symphony’s streaming platform.

Donations to the Seattle Refugee Fund at the concert and through related fundraising efforts will benefit relief efforts for the people of Ukraine and other refugees in western Washington. Musicians at the concert are volunteering their time. After administrative and out-of-pocket expenses, all donations to the Seattle Refugee Fund will be used as follows: 70% will help Ukrainians in Europe and Seattle-King County through the International Rescue Committee and the Ukrainian Community Center of Washington; 30% will provide services to other refugees in Seattle-King County. The Seattle Foundation is serving as the Seattle Refugee Fund’s fiscal partner. 

To register and receive free tickets to the April 4 concert (maximum 4 per person), please visit

 To donate to the Seattle Refugee Fund, please visit

“Joining together as One Seattle, we are honoring the Ukrainian people during this extraordinarily difficult time and taking action to help,” said Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, who will give onstage remarks at the event. “In addition to our previously announced Executive Order, Seattle will continue to stand alongside our Ukrainian neighbors, the immigrant community, and the people of Ukraine. Further, we also stand with all refugees who are in need of relief and a path to a better life – supporting them will continue to be a priority.”

“The Seattle Symphony stands with the brave people of Ukraine in their fight for self-determination, and it is an honor to host this concert at Benaroya Hall with the region’s mayors, alongside our wonderful musicians who have volunteered their time,” said Seattle Symphony President and CEO Krishna Thiagarajan. “We are dedicated to sharing music in the hopes that the donations will support Ukrainian families suffering from the horrible effects of this war and their displacement. Thank you to all of the generous partners and organizations who are helping to make this concert successful. We are proud to be part of our community’s strong support for the Ukrainian people and refugees worldwide.”

“We are very grateful for the strong support the people of Seattle and beyond have shown us,”  said Valeriy Goloborodko, Honorary Consul General of Ukraine in Seattle. “The  Symphony’s musicians volunteering for this concert is yet another example of how people are contributing so much to help the people of Ukraine.”

In addition to Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and King County Executive Dow Constantine, the following area mayors co-hosting the event include:

  • Mayor Sofia Aragon, Burien
  • Mayor Nancy Backus, Auburn 
  • Mayor Carol Benson, Black Diamond
  • Mayor Angela Birney, Redmond
  • Mayor Allan Ekberg, Tukwila
  • Mayor Jim Farrell, Federal Way
  • Mayor Leanne Guier, Pacific
  • Mayor Nigel Herbig, Kenmore
  • Mayor Dave Hill, Algona
  • Mayor Sue-Ann Hohimer, Normandy Park
  • Mayor Jeff Johnson, Lake Forest Park
  • Mayor Sean Kelly, Maple Valley
  • Mayor Katy Kinney Harris, Yarrow Point
  • Mayor Marianne Klass, Clyde Hill
  • Mayor Kim Lisk, Carnation
  • Mayor Matt Mahoney, Des Moines
  • Mayor Christie Malchow, Sammamish
  • Mayor Rob McFarland, North Bend
  • Mayor Mike Millman, Woodinville
  • Mayor Linda Newing, Newcastle
  • Mayor Salim Nice, Mercer Island
  • Mayor Jan Molinaro, Enumclaw
  • Mayor Amy Ockerlander, Duvall
  • Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, Issaquah
  • Mayor Armondo Pavone, Renton
  • Mayor Dana Ralph, Kent
  • Mayor Lynne Robinson, Bellevue
  • Mayor Katherine Ross, Snoqualmie
  • Mayor Jessica Rossman, Medina
  • Mayor Keith Scully, Shoreline
  • Mayor Shanna Styron Sherrell, Milton
  • Mayor Jake Simpson, SeaTac
  • Mayor Henry Sladek, Skykomish
  • Mayor Penny Sweet, Kirkland
  • Mayor Mason Thompson, Bothell
  • Mayor Jeff Wagner, Covington


Following eight years as Music Director, Ludovic Morlot is now Conductor Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony. Morlot’s innovative programming encompassed not only his choice of repertoire, but theatrical productions and performances outside the traditional concert hall space. There were numerous collaborations with musicians from different genres, commissions and world premieres. Under Morlot’s baton, 19 recordings were released under the Seattle Symphony Media label, the orchestra received five Grammy Awards, and was named Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year.


The Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label. With a strong commitment to new music and a legacy of over 150 recordings, the orchestra has garnered five Grammy Awards, 27 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and was named Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year. The Symphony performs in Benaroya Hall in the heart of downtown Seattle from September through July, reaching over 750,000 people annually through live performances and radio broadcasts, and through the Seattle Symphony Live streaming service, the orchestra’s concerts reach audiences at home and around the world. 


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