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United Nations published this video item, entitled “Concert in Celebration of World Day for Social Justice” – below is their description.
Sending support to homeless women in the New York community, on World Day for Social Justice, Saturday 20 February 2021 at 12:00pm EST, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS) will launch a virtual concert dedicated to helping thousands of women suffering from homelessness – through (In)visible Women, a non-profit organization based at the United Nations International School (UNIS). From job discrimination, to lack of affordable housing, for them and their children, homeless women in unstable living conditions face many challenges. These issues make the daily lives of homeless women in need, immensely difficult. (In)visible women is a nonprofit, student-led organization, committed to help in making our community a safer, happier and healthier place for women on the streets and transitional shelters in New York City.
During the concert, a message from Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, will be delivered by Penny Abeywardena, New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs; as well as Dr. Dan Brenner, Executive Director of the United Nations International School. The concert will also feature performances by Patrick Jee, NY Philharmonic Cellist. Founded in 2016, the UN Chamber Music Society is dedicated to promoting the United Nations’ goals and values at large – through the universal language of music.
Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City to be delivered by Penny Abeywardena, New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs
– Dr. Dan Brenner, Executive Director of the United Nations International School
– UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council, Brenda Vongova, Artistic Director
Special Guest Artist: Patrick Jee, NY Philharmonic Cellist
VADIM PETROV (1932 – 2020) Mám Tě Rád (“I Love You”), Op.76
Brenda Vongova (Piano), Amy Baskurt (Violin I), Marien Chatard (Violin II), Abigail Elder (Viola), Derek Louie (Cello), Sarah Favinger (Bass), Sooah Jeon (Flute), Saerom Kim (Clarinet), Ben Goldscheider (Horn)
OSVALDO GOLIJOV (1960 – ) “Omaramoor”
Patrick Jee (NY Philharmonic Cellist)
JAMES RA (1974 – ) Evocation
Patrick Jee (NY Philharmonic Cellist), Tamami Awaji (Piano)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685 – 1759) “Prayer”: Dettingen Te Deum
David Strongin (Violin), Brenda Vongova (Piano)
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685 – 1750) Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050: I. Allegro (excerpt)
Jonathan Salamon (Harpsichord), Amy Baskurt (UNIS Violin Solo), Ye-won Chang (Flute Solo), Amane Miura (UNIS Violin & Co-Founder of (In)visible Women), Kristen Meola (UNIS Violin & Co-Founder of (In)visible Women), Abby Elder (Viola), Thapelo Masita (Cello), Sarah Favinger (Bass)
Support the (In)visible Women NYC: https://invisiblewomennyc.org/
UN Department of Global Communications
Recording of Handel:
High Line Nine
Christina Maxwell, Manager
Artist Kyle Meyer, represented by Yossi Milo Gallery
Artwork of Poster: Laydown By Abeer Obaido
VERY SPECIAL THANKS
Mickey Alexander, Audio Engineer
Daniel Drake, Video EditorUnited Nations YouTube Channel
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