International Women's Day

Monday, 08 March 2021 - 7:00pm

UNSRC CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY
Virtual Concert in Celebration OF

International Women’s Day
Featuring FEMALE COMPOSERS
 

VIRTUAL GLOBAL LAUNCH: UNITED NATIONS
Monday, 8 March 2021
7pm Eastern Standard Time (New York)

Watch the performance: United Nations
UN YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/unitednations
UN Web TV: http://webtv.un.org/

 In celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March 2021, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS), will perform a concert - to pay special tribute to the women who have helped to shape music history, and whose voices have been marginalized and silenced.  The music programme will feature musical works that represent an artistic tapestry of human experience, to provoke empathy and create a more compassionate world, in hopes of building bridges of cultural understanding and gender equality.  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. 

PROGRAMME

Message

H.E. Mr. António Guterres
UN Secretary-General

UN Chamber Music Society
of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council

Brenda Vongova, Artistic Director

 Special Guest Female Artists
Jia Kim (Cellist) ● Jessica Meyer (Violist & Composer) ● Velléda Miragias (Boston Philharmonic Associate Principal Cellist) ● Carol Rodland (Violist) ● Yuko Uébayashi (Composer) ●  Meira Warshauer (Composer) ● Carol Wincenc (Flutist) 

 Music Programme

YUKO UÉBAYASHI (1958 -)  "Vers la Lumière" ("Towards the Light") from Misericordia
Carol Wincenc (Flute Solo), Brenda Vongova (Piano)

 

JESSICA MEYER (1974 - ) A Fire to be Kindled (New York Premiere)

Jessica Meyer and Members of the Rodland Viola Studio:
Carolyn Farnand, Jane Larson, Noemie Chemali, Bethlehem Hadgu, Cameren Anai Williams, Bowie Ma, Carol Rodland

 

MEIRA WARSHAUER (1949 - ) In Memoriam
Velléda Miragias (Associate Principal Cellist, Boston Philharmonic)

 

FANNY HENSEL MENDELSSOHN (1805 - 1847)  Piano Quartet in A-Flat Major: I. Allegro moderato (excerpt)
Angela Wee (Violin), Carolyn Farnand (Viola), Jia Kim (Cello), Brenda Vongova (Piano)

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 SPECIAL THANKS

 UN Department of Global Communications

Mohammed Shaker

Artwork of Poster by Alphonse Mucha
Mucha Foundation
Marcus Mucha

 Recording YUKO UÉBAYASHI - "Vers la Lumière
Broadway Presbyterian Church - Reverend Chris Shelton

Recording of Jessica Meyer A Fire to be Kindled
Jane Larson, Video Editor

Recording of MEIRA WARSHAUER - In Memoriam
© Kol Meira Publications 2001
Rivers School Conservatory, Bradley Hall, Weston, Massachusetts, USA
AURI Productions
Ariel Wyner, Video and Audio Production
Micah Nicol, Audio Engineering

FANNY HENSEL MENDELSSOHN - Piano Quartet in A-Flat Major: I. Allegro moderato
Broadway Presbyterian Church - Reverend Chris Shelton
Dylan Louie, Video Production

 
VERY SPECIAL THANKS

 Video Editing

Rebecca Dixuan Bai, Video Editor

Audio Production
(Yuko Uébayashi & Fanny Mendelssohn)

VIRTUA CREATIVE
Edward Bilous, Artistic Director and Producer
Anran Qian, Production Coordinator 

Greg Kalember, Mix Engineer