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Shostakovich for the Children of Syria at Carnegie Hall on January13,2014

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Story Dated: Friday, January 10, 2014 12:11 hrs EST

Jose Pinto Stephen

 

 

New York:Shostakovich for the Children of Syria is a performance of Shostakovich's “Leningrad” Symphony, written under the twin shadows of Stalin's persecution and the Nazi siege of Leningrad. Artists from international orchestras, ensembles, and academies gather in support of the many children affected by the horrors of the Syrian conflict. This is a call for hope and support for the most vulnerable human beings. Proceeds from this performance will benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

 

Performers

George Mathew, Artistic Director and Conductor

Elmira Darvarova, Concertmaster

Kinan Azmeh, Clarinet Musicians from the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, MET Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke's and others

 

Venue and time of Performance - Monday, January 13, 2014, 8 PMin Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

 

Net proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Border’shumanitarian programs for the Syrian Emergency

 

This great event is presented by Music for Life International, Inc. Music for life international, inc. (MFLI) was created to conceive and present musical concerts and related events to promote the awareness of significant international humanitarian crises and other public interest issues in the United States and throughout the world. MFLI takes its name from the legendary MUSIC FOR LIFE concert led by Leonard Bernstein at Carnegie Hall in 1987.

Singaporean-born Indian conductor, George Mathew, founder and Artistic Director of MUSIC FOR LIFE INTERNATIONAL, has emerged as one of the leading forces in the classical music world bringing symphonic music to focus on global humanitarian issues and crises at the beginning of the 21st Century.  He has been the creator, organizer and conductor of four global humanitarian concerts at Carnegie Hall and continues these efforts for the neediest and most vulnerable children, women, and men around the world.

 

Music for Life International manifests our mission Transformation Through Music in four distinct sectors of activity:Humanitarian Concerts, Education and Ideas, Artistic Innovation, Leadership and Community Building

 

5% DISCOUNT FOR IAAC MEMBERS WITH CODE COS18485. The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit www.iaac.us.

 

Support Shostakovich for the Children of Syria. Become a Donor or Corporate Sponsor. Make a Tax-deductable donation online

Or

Via check sent to Music for Life International, Memo: Children of Syria, 

431 West 146th Street, Suite 4, New York, New York 10031

 

Also visit the website to know more about Music For Life International.

www.music4lifeinternational.org

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