From the safety of our homes, the musicians of the UN Symphony Orchestra have performed this spirited and uplifting waltz in response to the present deadly pandemic.
Our combined performance is intended as an expression of our common bond as citizens and musicians of our United Nations. We hope our listeners will respond with actions that reaffirm our common humanity. There could be no greater gift to future generations.
Dmitry Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2 from the Suite for the Variety Orchestra
UNSRC Symphony Orchestra
Predrag Vasić, music director
In This Story: United Nations
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security.
At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; with the addition of South Sudan in 2011, membership is now 193, representing almost all of the world’s sovereign states.