UN CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY VIRTUAL CONCERT IN OBSERVANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENIN SUPPORT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & HACEY HEALTH INITIATIVE
In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November 2021, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS), will perform a concert dedicated to helping to eliminate violence against women and girls. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis, and we need a global collective effort to stop it. As COVID-19 cases continue to strain health services, essential services – such as domestic violence shelters and helplines – have reached capacity. More needs to be done to prioritize addressing violence against women in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women, especially domestic violence, intensified – in some countries, calls to helplines have increased five-fold.
On this occasion, the UN Chamber Music Society will dedicate this concert to organizations dedicated to helping to eliminate violence against women: Violence Against Women aims to bring about societal change to members of the Palestinian society, especially women, by providing the right to a decent life, equality and equal. Headquartered in Nazareth, the organization is committed to eliminating violence directed against women must be eliminated, as well as the conditions for women's oppression. HACEY Health Initiative works to improve the health and productivity of women and girls in Nigeria and underserved populations in Africa. Their programmes integrates health and economic empowerment programs, and addresses the root causes of gender-based violence by expanding opportunities to finance, counseling, and psycho-social support to women and girls across Nigeria.
The concert will feature special performances from musicians of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, including violinist Yamen Saadi; the Karajan Trio of the Berlin Philharmonic, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and the Trio Joubran. 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.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications
UN Chamber Music Societyof the United Nations Staff Recreation Council Brenda Vongova, Artistic Director
Special Guest ArtistsViolinist Yamen Saadi from the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Karajan Trio of the Berlin Philharmonic ● Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh ● Trio Joubran
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685 - 1750) Variation No. 23 from Goldberg Variations (arr. for String Trio)Karajan Trio of the Berlin Philharmonic: Sara Ferrández Castro (Viola), Maria-Christa Stangorra (Violin), Beata Antikainen (Cello) TRIO JOUBRAN The Trees We Wear Samir Joubran, Wissam Joubran and Adnan Joubran (Oud trio)
KINAN AZMEH (1976 - ) "Dance" from The Fence, the rooftop and the distant sea Kinan Azmeh (Clarinet), Kyle Sanna (Guitar), Josh Myers (Electric Bass)
CLARA SCHUMANN (1819 - 1896) Romance Op.22, No. 3 for violin and pianoClaire Wells (Violin), Gorka Plada Girón (Piano) FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 - 1828) An die Musik Nour Darwish (Opera Singer), Fadi Deeb (Piano)
BASILIUS AWAD (1994 - ) & ANGELA BOUTROUS (1994 - ) Arabic Dance
|Basilius Awad (Cello), Angela Boutrous (Piano)
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873 - 1943) Six Moments Musicaux, Op.16, No.4
Amin Helou (Piano)
RIAD ALSUNBATI (1906 - 1981) To the Beloved Country (arr. Yazan Alsabbagh) Yazan Sabbagh (Arabic Clarinet) GABRIEL FAURE (1845 - 1924) Les Berceaux Yamen Saadi (Violin), Brenda Vongova (Piano)
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Yamen SaadiUN Department of Global Communications Artwork of the Poster Abed Abdi Klavierhaus
Production of Fauré’s “Les Berceux”
Edward Bilous, Artistic Director and Producer of Virtua CreativeRebecca Dixuan Bai, Video Editor VERY SPECIAL THANKS
Video EditingSara Ferrández Castro