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

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 8:00pm 
CONCERT FOR WORLD ARABIC LANGUAGE DAY

WITH MUSICIANS FROM "THE BAND'S VISIT"
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall

Presented by Edge of Arabia   
 

 

The UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS) in association with Edge of Arabia is proud to hold a concert in celebration of World Arabic Language Day, on 18 December 2019.  One of the most widely spoken languages in the world, Arabic is a pillar of the cultural diversity of humanity. Founded in 2016, the UNCMS is dedicated to promoting the UN goals at large - through the universal language of music. 
 


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


 

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


Hana Mundiya, Violin
Naoko Nakajima, Violin
Florrie Marshall, Viola
Drake Driscoll, Cello

Johannes Felscher, Bass
Amir Farsi, Flute
Keeheon Nam, Clarinet
Mohamed Alsiadi, Oud
April Centrone, Arabic Percussion

David Yardley, Countertenor & Medieval Harp

 

 

Programme

 

Popular Arab Music

ABDULMAJEED ABDULLAH (1962 - ) "Rahib" ("Magnificent") (arr. Ghiya Rushidat)
KADIM AL SAHIR (1957 - ) Eid al ashak "Celebration of lovers"

Arabic music in musicals
DAVID YAZBEK (1961 - ) "Haj-Butrus" and "Soraya"
from THE BAND'S VISIT (10x Tony Award-winning musical)

Classical Arab Music & United Nations
ANONYMOUS (muwashshah, Andalusia (before 1492)) Lamma Bada Yatathanna
MICHAEL MCCARTY (VONGOVA) (1988 - )  Piano Concerto for the United Nations, III. Allegro  - Arranged for the UN Chamber Music Society      

Arabic music in Hollywood
ALAN MENKEN (1949 - )  “Arabian Nights” and “A Whole New World” 
(From Alladin)


Arab female composers
LAYALE CHAKER (1990 -)  Mkhammas Suite, III: Ya Fajr
GHIYA RUSHIDAT (1984 -) Izar (World premiere)

 

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Tickets: Carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800
Box Office at 57th and Seventh
 

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2019/12/18/UN-Chamber-Music-Society-Concert-for-World-Arabic-Language-Day-With-Musicians-0800PM 

Monday, 27 January 2020, 7:30pm 
MUSIC THERAPY CONCERT 
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall

Presented by the UN Chamber Music Society of the UNSRC - To benefit the Helen Sawaya Fund at Mount Sinai Health System     

 

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2020/01/27/UN-Chamber-Music-Society-Music-Therapy-Concert-0730PM

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. Ruxandra Ferascu

Secretary:
  
Ms. Yulya Vanetik

UNCMS Advisory Board
  Ms. Eileen Moon

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

Social Media:

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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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