Music for Life : Beethoven for the Indus Valley

Another big humanitarian event being organized by George Mathew, a South Asian New Yorker. Hope you can attend. Below is our press release and a list of the South Asians involved with the concert.

Beethoven for the Indus (Sindhu) Valley. BEETHOVEN’S NINTH SYMPHONY at CARNEGIE HALL. FOR LIFE AND RENEWAL IN PAKISTAN AFTER THE 2010 FLOODS. Who: Music for Life International Inc. and American Pakistan Foundation,

George Mathew, Conductor, Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster, Laquita Mitchell, Soprano, Margaret Lattimore, Mezzo-soprano, Sean Pannikar, Tenor, Morris, Robinson, Bass. What: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. When: January 31, 2011 at 8pm. Where: Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Tickets: Tickets are $35 – $199. For information or to purchase tickets, Carnegie Hall Box Office, or online at www.carnegiehall.org.

Beethoven for the Indus Valley will bring together many of the world’s finest orchestral musicians. Principal artists will gather from the New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Emerson Quartet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and other international orchestras and ensembles; students and faculty of The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, and other major music schools. The renowned Dessoff Symphonic Choir, led by Music Director Christopher Shepard will be the chorus. A quartet of distinguished singers headlined by MET Opera National Council Winner soprano Laquita Mitchell, mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore, tenor Sean Panikkar and bass Morris Robinson will join the assembled forces. Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, will serve as Concertmaster, leading a violin section made up of concertmasters of leading American and international orchestras. Dr. Nafis Sadik, Chairperson of the American Pakistan Foundation and Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund will offer special remarks from the stage.

Concert remarks by DR. NAFIS SADIK, Chairperson, American Pakistan Foundation and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific. South Asian ARTISTS onstage of Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Indian origin. George Mathew, Artistic Director and Conductor Sean Panikkar, Tenor soloist, Malavika Gopal, Violin Saadi Zain, Double Bass. South Asians on the HONORARY ADVISORY BOARD.Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Zarin Mehta, President and Executive Director,New York Philharmonic. Nafis Sadik, Chair, American Pakistan Foundation,UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia & the Pacific. Kashif Zafar, Managing Director,Barclays Capital London.

Acumen Fund has regional offices in India and Pakistan and has been a presence in Pakistan since 2002, investing more than $11 million. Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, visits Pakistan regularly and took the photos in the video on this page in August http://www.beethovenfortheindusvalley.org/theneed.html

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