Tuesday 9 June 2015

UN musicians in support of Syrian refugees

Khatia Buniatishvili
Khatia Buniatishvili
The Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili will be performing in Geneva on 13 June 2015, with the UN Orchestra conductor Antoine Marguier, at a concert to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the benefit of the Syrian refugees in Jordan in co-operation with the United Nations Refugee Agency. Khatia Buniatishvili will be donating her services at the concert. The concert programme includes Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Dvorak's Ninth Symphony.

The United Nations Orchestra was founded in 2011. It is mostly composed of musicians working in international organizations and it supports, through music, those who have fallen victim to humanitarian crises. It has raised more than CHF 120,000 to date, benefitting organizations in the disaster relief, children’s welfare and education, and public health sectors, the Orchestra represents a symbolic bridge bringing together the international community and the residents of the city of Geneva.

Tickets are available on-line

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