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UNSRC Chamber Music Society | Virtual Concert for Lebanon | Sunday, 16 August 2020

Virtual Launch:
Sunday, 16 August 2020
12:00pm EST (New York time)

Broadcast:
United Nations WEB TV

http://webtv.un.org/

Sending solidarity and support to Lebanon and its people in the face of the unprecedented explosion, on Saturday, 15 August 2020, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS) will present a virtual concert in support of Lebanon’s ongoing relief and recovery efforts. The explosion ripped through the city, flipping over cars, shattering glass and causing building infrastructures to crumble. The international community is heartbroken to see the devastation caused by the explosion, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all the citizens of Lebanon and all those who have also been affected.  All funds raised will be directed to the Lebanese Red Cross, to benefit the people of Lebanon.

Music binds us together in these darkest moments. Through compassion, the musicians of UN Chamber Music Society will perform music to support Lebanon – from the safety of their homes, to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Founded in 2016, the UNCMS is dedicated to promoting the goals of the UN through the universal language of music
 

OPENING MESSAGES

H.E. Ms. Amal Mudallali
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations

Melissa Fleming
UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications

Richard Blewitt
Permanent Observer and Head of Delegation of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to the United Nations

UN Chamber Music Society
of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council
Brenda Vongova, Artistic Director
 

Featuring
Tania Kassis
Lebanese International Singer

MUSIC PROGRAMME

GIULIO CACCINI (1551 - 1618) Islamo-Christian Ave Maria (arr. Tania Kassis & Michel Fadel)
Tania Kassis (Lebanese International Singer), Maen Zakaria (Singer), Fares Massaad (Singer), Hana Mundiya (Violin), Rohan Mundiya (Violin), Marta Lambert (Viola), Thapelo Masita (Cello), Brenda Vongova (Piano)

EDWARD ELGAR (1857 1934)  Serenade for String Orchestra, Op.20, II Larghetto
Hana Mundiya (Violin), Rohan Mundiya (Violin), Marta Lambert (Viola), Thapelo Masita (Cello)

LAYALE CHAKER (1990 -)  Mkhammas Suite, III: Ya Fajr (Variations)
Layale Chaker (Violin)

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 - 1897)  Six Pieces for Piano, Op.188: 2. Intermezzo in A Major, Andante teneramente
Graeme Steele Johnson (Clarinet), Brenda Vongova (Piano)

MARWAN KHOURY (1968 - ) Watani (arr: Michel Fadel)
Tania Kassis (Lebanese International Singer), Hana Mundiya (Violin), Rohan Mundiya (Violin), Marta Lambert (Viola), Thapelo Masita (Cello), Sarah Favinger (Bass), Brenda Vongova (Piano)

POEM
Khalil Gibran, Lebanese American Poet (1883-1931)

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If you wish to make a donation to support the Lebanese Red Cross, please click here.  All donations are greatly appreciated.

SPECIAL THANKS

H.E. Mr. Maged Abdelfattah Abdelaziz
Permanent Observer for the League of Arab States to the United Nations

UN Department of Global Communications

Mohammed Shaker
Katarina Mansson

Tania Kassis
De Mouton Production
Drone footage: The Flying Lab

Rayan Ayash, Photographer

Washington Street Historical Society
Todd Fine
 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS

Rebecca Dixuan Bai, Video Editor

Jacob Sachs-Mishalanie, Audio Engineer