UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council
UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council

PAST CONCERTS

Monday, 19 June 2017, 6pm
World Refugee Day

United Nations Headquarters

Hosted by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)


Special Guests:
Mr. António Guterres
, United Nations Secretary-General
Ms. Ninette Kelley, Director, UNHCR Office in New York
Mr. Ben Stiller, UNHCR Supporter
Mr. Ahmed Badr, Former Iraqi Refugee, Founder Narratio
Christopher Tin, Two-time Grammy Award-winning Composer

 

Performing Artists of  the UN Chamber Music Society
of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council
BRENDA VONGOVA, Pianist
HANA MUNDIYA, Violinist
ROHAN MUNDIYA, Violinist
JENN CHANG, Violist
ADRIAN DAUROV, Cellist
CRAIG KLONOWSKI, Bassist
DAVID YARDLEY, Countertenor

Featuring the World Premiere Performance of the chamber music arrangement of the opening theme from Calling All Dawns composed by 2x Grammy Winning Composer CHRISTOPHER TIN -
 specially arranged for the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council..

TIN "Baba Yetu" from Calling All Dawns (Chamber music enseble arrangement)

DVORAK  Symphony No.9 "New World Symphony": II. Largo (Arranged for chamber music ensemble by Craig Klonowski)

HANDEL  "Pena tiranna io sento"

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL  "Everything" from Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR

SCHÖNBERG  Stars (from Les Misérables)

SCHUBERT  Piano Trio No.2 in E Flat Major, Op.100, D.929: II. Andante Con Moto

FAURE  Pavane

DVORAK  Songs of Nature: Melodies steal into my heart 

Designer: Ms. Karmen Kolombo

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 7pm
New World Concert as part of the New York Philharmonic's New World Initiative

Bohemian National Hall, Czech Center

Hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, and the Czech Center New York.

Under the High Patronage of the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republich to the United Nations, Her Excellency Mrs. Maria Chatardová.

 

SPECIAL GUESTS
T
he Permanent Representative of the Czech Republich to the United Nations,
  H.E. Mrs. Maria Chatardová.  

Message of Maestro Alan Gilbert of the New York Philharmonic to be delivered by Ms. Barbara Haws, 
  the New York Philharmonic's Archivist / Historian and Director of the New World Initiative

 

Performing Artists of  the UN Chamber Music Society
of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council

BRENDA VONGOVA, Pianist
JOHNNA WU, Violinist
Hana Mundiya, Violinist
Anat Malkin Almani, Violist
ADRIAN DAUROV, Cellist
Craig Klonowski, Bassist

DAVID YARDLEY, Countertenor

A. DVORAK  Piano Quartet in E-flat Major for violin, viola, cello & piano, Op.87, B.162: II. Lento
A. DVORAK  Songs of Nature: This Day
J. SUK  Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 1: II Adagio
A. DVORAK  Symphony No.9 "New World Symphony": II. Largo (Arranged for chamber music ensemble by Craig Klonowski)
A. DVORAK  Songs of Nature: Melodies steal into my heart  
M. VONGOVA  Piano Concerto for the United Nations: III. Allegro (Arranged for chamber music ensemble)

Designer: Ms. Karmen Kolombo

Sunday, 29 January 2017, 7pm

Benefit Concert for Refugees

All Saints Episcopal Church

Message of the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. António Guterres, to be delivered by Ms. Cristina Gallach, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

Remarks by Ms. Ninette Kelley, Director, The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), New York Office.

In collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).  
All funds will be directed to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Performing Artists of the UN Chamber Music Society

BRENDA VONGOVA, Pianist
ARIEL HOROWITZViolinist
ADRIAN DAUROV, Cellist
CRAIG KLONOWSKI, Bassist
DAVID YARDLEYMedieval Harpist and Countertenor

 

 

HANDEL  "Pena tiranna io sento"

MOZART  Piano Trio in C.  K.548: II Andante Cantabile

FAURE  Pavane
ANON  "Li chastelain de Couci ama tant"
CHIAO  "Blanket of Stars"

SHOSTAKOVICH  Piano Trio no.2 in E minor, Op. 67: III. Largo
CASALS  Song of the Birds

DOWLAND  "If Flood of Tears"

CARLSSON  "Everything" from Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR

SCHUBERT  Piano Trio No.2 in E Flat Major, Op.100, D.929: II. Andante Con Moto

Photo credit © UNHCR/Sebastian Rich.

Jordan.  Syrian refugee family living in Amman.

Portrait of Aboud (6).  He lives with his mother Amal (41) in Amman with his siblings Bashar (15) and twins Leen and Layal (12).  Amal's husband was killed back in Syria, when a bomb hit the bus he was travelling in.  She came to Jordan with only two changes of clothes for each of her children.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 8:45am
UN Global Townhall Meeting with United Nations Staff
United Nations Headquarters, Economic and Social Council Chamber (ECOSOC)

Hosted by the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1pm
UN Human Rights Day
Roosevelt House

Opening remarks by H.E. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General.
Remarks by Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights.

Hosted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

 

Performing Artists of the UN Chamber Music Society

BRENDA VONGOVA, Pianist
YUKO SUNDAViolinist
ADRIAN DAUROV, Cellist
CRAIG KLONOWSKI, Bassist

DAVID YARDLEYMedieval Harpist and Countertenor

 

HANDEL  "Pena tiranna io sento"
SHOSTAKOVICH  Piano Trio no.2 in E minor, Op. 67: III. Largo
FAURE  Pavane
CASALS  Song of the Birds

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11am
International Day of Victims of the Crime of Genocide
United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council

Hosted by the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Memorial to celebrate the life of Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed
United Nations Headquarters, Economic and Social Council Chamber (ECOSOC)

Remarks by the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon.

Sunday, 20 November 2016, at 3pm
Concert to Benefit Families & Children through the Homeless Trust Fund
Lincoln Center
, Bruno Walter Auditorium
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (Entrance on 65th Street and Amsterdam)

A concert to benefit the NYC Department of Homeless Services.  All funds will be directed to the Homeless Trust Fund.
Special Guests: City of New York: Mr. Steven Banks, Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner
Honorary Guest: H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General.
Remarks: Mr. Andrew Gilmour, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights.
Poem reading by: Humans of New York
Special thanks: Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR

 

Performing Artists of the UN Chamber Music Society

BRENDA VONGOVA, Pianist
Hana Mundiya, Violinist
Yuko Sunda, Violinist
ANAT ALMANI, Violist
ADRIAN DAUROV, Cellist
Craig Klonowski, Bassist

David Yardley, Medieval Harpist and Countertenor

 

R. SCHUMANN Quartet in E-flat Major for violin, viola, cello & piano, Op.47, III. Andante cantabile
G. F. HANDEL "Pena tiranna io sento"
G. FAURE "Pavane"
ANON "Li chastelain de Couci ama tant”
A. CARLSSON "Everything" from Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR
M. VONGOVA Piano Concerto for the United Nations (Arranged for chamber music ensemble) (World Premiere – UNSRC Symphony Orchestra – in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.)

Artist: Ms. Megumu Tagami

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, at 8:45am
United Nations Staff Day Concert
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters

Remarks delivered by H.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations,
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the United Nations General Assembly, and H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Friday, 21 October 20 2016, at 7:30pm
Classical Music Recital at the Colombian Consulate

Consulate of Colombia, New York

Hosted by the Consul General of Colombia in New York, Ms. Maria Isabel Nieto.

 

Performing Artists of the UN Chamber Music Society

Brenda Vongova, Piano
David Yardley, 
Medieval Harp and Countertenor

Ginevra Cucinotta, Saxophonist
Jilliane Say-Maranan, Soprano

Nilko Andreas, Guitarist (Guest)

Christine Kim, Cellist (Guest)

Thursday, 13 October 2016, at 6:30pm
Pearls of Purpose Concert for surivors of trafficking, abuse and violence
Asia DC, Washington, DC

Hosted by FAIR Girls.

Sunday, 11 September 2016, at 7pm

Concert of remembrance for the victims of 9/11 and acts of terrorism

All Saints Episcopal Church, New York
Under the High Patronage of the Ambassador of France to the United Nations.  Hosted by AFFIN.
Opening remarks delivered by Ms. Cristina Gallach, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

 

Performing Artists of the UN Chamber Music Society

Brenda Vongova, Piano

Anne-Chris Visser, Violin

Anne Richardson, Cello

Gjilberta Lucas, Cello

David Yardley, Medieval Harp and Countertenor
 

With special thanks to CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PARAMOUR, the music program will include repertoire from Cirque du Soleil shows, kindly and specifically re-orchestrasted for the UN Chamber Music Society.

Artist: Ms. Megumu Tagami

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Concert for the Reception in honour of the Advisory  Council and Volunteers
  of the Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations

The Residence of the United Nations Secretary-General
Hosted by Madame Ban Soon-taek, Spouse of the United Nations Secretary-General.

From left to right: Madame Ban Soon-taek, Spouse of the United Nations Secretary-General; and
Ms. Brenda Vongova, President of the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council.

Monday, 9 May 2016
FAIR GIRLS “Beautiful Survivors Event: Put a stop to human trafficking."
New York City

Hosted by FAIR Girls and Nomi Network

Tuesday, 26 April 2016
World Premiere Concert of the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council: A Concert Dedicated to Refugees. 
Hosted by Theatre 167.

Opening remarks delivered by Ms. Ninette Kelley, New York Representative of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Artist: Ms. Megumu Tagami

The Executive Council of the UN Chamber Music Society
of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council

 

President & Artistic Director:
  
Ms. Brenda Vongova

Honorary Artistic Adviser:
  
Mr. Christopher Tin

Vice-President:
  
Ms. Anne-Chris Visser

Public Relations Officer:
  
Ms. Katarina Mansson

Special Adviser:
  
Mr. Firas Kayal

Treasurer:
  
Ms. Laura Munisteri

Secretary:
  
Ms. Yulya Vanetik

Designers:
  Ms. Megumu Tagami 

  Ms. Karmen Kolombo

Photographer:
  Ms. Sophia Ostapenko

Contact:

United Nations Headquarters
UN Chamber Music Society

of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council
c/o Ms. Brenda Vongova (S-3802)
New York, NY, 10017

 

Email: info@unchambermusic.org

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Painting by Adolph Menzel (1850 - 1852).  Frederick the Great plays flute in his summer palace Sanssouci, with Franz Benda playing violin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach accompanying on keyboard, and unidentified string players.

Photo credit: Wikipedia

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