As 2015 dawns, we are approaching our most expansive humanitarian effort through music yet. Join us as we seek to make a difference for fully half of humankind with the Scheherazade Initiative at Carnegie Hall on January 26th.
The Scheherazade-inspired works of Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov have powerful subliminal resonances with the complex issues around gender violence and with the possibilities that resilient and empowered women open for the world.
Ravel’s masterpiece goes beyond its own time and audience into the depths of empathy and emotional identification with not only Scheherazade, but all women facing violence. Rimsky-Korsakov dares to suggest, between the lines, what a world might look like where women and men are both empowered to be hosts, designers, and influencers of society and behavior.
With your generous gift and/or presence at Carnegie Hall,
you can be a part of our Scheherazade story.
We, musicians, audience, and supporters alike, must connect the dots and put this music into the service of the women and girls who endure violence today and who still find ingenious and compassionate ways to prevent, heal, and transform that violence into peaceful, powerful, and beautiful expressions everywhere in the world.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2015,
George Mathew and all of us at Music For Life International