john zorn and the new school's college of performing arts present a concert for ukraine

The benefit concert will take place at The New School's Tishman Auditorium at 63 5th Avenue on Sunday, February 12 at 12:00PM, and feature Laurie Anderson and John Zorn, Brooklyn Rider, Marc Ribot and Mary Halvorson, and the Ravi Coltrane Quartet

January 23, 2022, New York - John Zorn and The New School's College of Performing Arts announced a concert to benefit the humanitarian relief effort for those affected by the war in Ukraine. 

Last March, Zorn and The New School’s College of Performing Arts produced a highly successful benefit concert and are joining forces once again to help support Ukrainian relief efforts. All of the performing artists are donating their services for this program.

General admission tickets are free with a suggested $50 and above donation to Razom

Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, believes deeply in the enormous potential of dedicated volunteers around the world united by a single goal: to unlock the potential of Ukraine. Razom works towards that mission by creating spaces where people meet, partner and do.

“We are grateful to John Zorn and The New School's legendary College Of Performing Arts, as well as all of the artists donating their time for what will be an incredible event to benefit Ukraine,” said Dora Chomiak, Razom President. "Music is a powerful tool to bring people together and share perspectives. Razom has always worked to share Ukrainian culture."


Laurie Anderson violin, voice
John Zorn alto sax

Johnny Gandelsman violin
Colin Jacobsen violin
Nicholas Cords viola
Michael Nicolas cello

Marc Ribot guitar
Mary Halvorson guitar

Ravi Coltrane tenor sax
Adam Rogers guitar
Dezron Douglas bass
Kush Abadey drums

Sunday, February 12 at 12:00PM
Doors will open at 11:30AM

Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue (at 13th Street) New York, NY, 10011

Free with registration. Please note: reserved seats will be released to a waitlist after the first performance (approximately 25 minutes after the performance begins).

The College of Performing Arts at The New School (CoPA) was formed in 2015 and draws together the iconic Mannes School of Music, the legendary School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the ground-breaking School of Drama. With each school contributing its unique culture of creative excellence, the College of Performing Arts is a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration, bold experimentation, innovative education, and world-class performances.

The over 1,100 students at CoPA are actors, performers, writers, improvisers, creative technologists, entrepreneurs, composers, arts managers, and multidisciplinary artists who believe in the transformative power of the arts for all people. Students and faculty at CoPA collaborate with colleagues across The New School in a wide array of disciplines, from the visual arts and fashion design, to the social sciences, public policy, advocacy, and more. 

The curriculum at CoPA is dynamic, inclusive, and responsive to the changing arts and culture landscape. New degrees and coursework, like the new graduate degrees for Performer-Composers and Artist Entrepreneurs are designed to challenge highly skilled artists to experiment, innovate, and engage with the past, present, and future of their artforms. New York City’s Greenwich Village provides the backdrop for the College of Performing Arts, which is housed at Arnhold Hall on West 13th Street and the historic Westbeth Artists Community on Bank Street.


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