Virtual Concert in Celebration of World Refugee Day
This year's concert is particularly special, as we will feature the world premiere of the chamber music arrangement of "Songs of Five Continents", composed by Yuko Uébayashi, as well as beautiful repertoire composed and performed by classically trained Syrian musicians.
On the occasion of World Refugee Day on Sunday, 20 June 2021, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS), in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), will hold a pre-recorded virtual concert, which will also be broadcasted in Jordan, which is home to hundreds of thousands refugees. Refugees and other displaced populations belong to the most marginalized and vulnerable members of society. They are particularly at risk during the time of the coronavirus disease outbreak, because they often have limited access to water, sanitation systems and health facilities.
Music is a symbolizes love and peace, and holds the power to highlight the plight of the refugees. In celebration of World Refugee Day, and in honour of the refugees all around the world, the music programme will opening with music featuring Jordanian Singer, Leen Alfaqih; as well as the world premiere of the Songs of Five Continents for the UN Chamber Music Society, composed by Yuko Uébayashi, as well as beautiful repertoire composed and performed by classically trained Syrian musicians. Founded in 2016, the UNCMS is dedicated to promoting the UN goals at large - through the universal language of music.
Message H.E. Mr. António Guterres, UN Secretary-General Remarks
Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Melissa Fleming, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications
UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council Brenda Vongova, Artistic Director
Featuring Syrian MUSICIANS and SPECIAL GUEST Artists
- Leen Alfaqih (Jordanian Singer)
- Carol Wincenc (Flutist) ● Yuko Uébayashi (Composer)