Shostakovich for the Children of Syria at Carnegie Hall on January13, 2014
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.
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 PM in
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Net proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Border’s humanitarian 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
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