Acoustic duo performs Ukraine benefit event in Milford

The Milford Arts Council (MAC) and Pantochino Productions, Inc., are joining together to entertain the community while raising funds to benefit Ukraine.

Arjana Andris and Ivan Danylets, an acoustic duo based in New York City known for their unique takes and creative arrangements of tunes new and old, will be performing on April 23 at the MAC. The performance begins at 8 p.m., and tables are on sale.

Andris as a musical theater and cabaret singer and violinist from New York City, and Danylets is a jazz pianist from Ukraine.

Since their start in 2017, the pair have grown to include special collaborations, radio appearances, jazz club performances in New York City and internationally such as Bangkok, Melbourne, Kyoto, residencies including the Ritz Carlton in Osaka, Japan, and the inaugural ceremony of the new ship "Carnival Horizon."

Their debut album "Us Now" was released in 2017, and their second album, "Caribbean Manhattan" in February 2020.

As their family, friends, colleagues and countless others continue to be affected daily by the atrocities of war in Ukraine, they wish to turn their concert into a benefit to raise money for those affected, benefiting two incredible organizations, "Come Back Alive" and "Razom for Ukraine,” according to MAC Marketing Specialist Meg Carriero.

All proceeds as well as any additional night of donations will go to benefit these organizations.

The Nite Spot Night series at the MAC offers an eclectic collection of unique musical performances by the hottest stars of New York City's cabaret scene, Carriero said.

Right on the Metro North train line in a repurposed train station in the heart of downtown Milford, she said these evenings are presented in a cabaret style listening room that has been called "the sweetest little venue along the Connecticut shoreline."

For more information or to reserve a table, visit or call 203-878-6447.