You’re invited to Carnegie Hall for
The Scheherazade Initiative
An International Concert Dedicated to Ending Violence Against Women & Girls
Monday, October 19, 2015 | 8 PM
We are writing to share the exciting news that after more than six months of hard work in consultation with Carnegie Hall, our soloists, orchestral artists, and our beneficiary, the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, following the blizzard-related postponement in January, The Scheherazade Initiative, our humanitarian concert dedicated to ending violence against women and girls, will be presented at Carnegie Hall on Monday, October 19th.
Please join us at Carnegie Hall on Monday, October 19, at 8 PM for The Scheherazade Initiative: A Celebration of the Resilience of Women and Girls in the Face of Violence to benefit the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.
The Scheherazade Initiative Orchestra will bring together a number of principal musicians from orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the MET Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Buffalo Philharmonic and some 50 otherorchestras, chamber ensembles, alumni, faculty and students of the great music academies of the world. The distinguished violinist Elmira Darvarova, the first female Concertmaster in the history of the MET Orchestra, returns to lead our orchestra. Renowned American Mezzo-Soprano Susanne Mentzer and the phenomenal young spoken word poet Sarah Kay are all returning to donate their artistry in support of ending violence against women and girls.
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and UN Under-Secretary-General will join us to speak at the concert, as we make this symphonic statement through the great Scheherazade-inspired works of Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel that violence against women and girls is unacceptable, that a world without gender violence and discrimination is a world of untold possibility and progress for all people.
Please buy your tickets today and make a contribution to help transform the situation of women and girls around the world facing often unspeakable violence. Join us in solidarity as we honor the extraordinary resilience of women and girls in the face of violence with great music on the stage of Carnegie Hall.
Please support The Scheherazade Initiative
with a tax-deductible donation today.