DANIEL BARENBOIM ENDORSES 5 YOUNG PROMISES OF THE WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA IN GENEVA
The prestigious conductor and his orchestra will perform in the United Nations HQ in Geneva in an event organized by the ONUART Foundation, produced by MEDIAPRO and with Julius Baer as main sponsor
The concert with pieces of Haydn and Mozart will allow the public to listen to five young musicians from the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations, Geneva
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The spirit of understanding and the bringing together of cultures via music symbolized by Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO) combine with the art of Miquel Barceló to celebrate Human Rights Day. The United Nations in Geneva will play host to the Concert for Human Rights organized by the ONUART Foundation, produced by MEDIAPRO and with Julius Baer as main sponsor. The orchestra, directed by its co-founder will play works by F.J. Haydn and W.A. Mozart. With this scenario, the renowned conductor will endorse five of the young musicians from the WEDO that will play as soloists.
The concert sets out to combine music and art for the promotion of peace efforts around the world and the defense of human rights. The imposing setting of the Human Rights Chamber in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, which houses the Miquel Barceló dome, will provide the perfect back-drop for a concert which sets out to highlight, through music, the principles contained in the Universal Declaration. Those principles are endorsed by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in their objectives of promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding among civilizations.
The prestigious conductor will be performing with his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he co-founded and is made up of musicians from Israel and Palestine as well as other Arab countries, an excellent example of understanding and integration whose objective is to promote reflection through music.