UNAOC and Fundación Onuart Co-organize “The Silk Road Concert” Promoting Dialogue Among Cultures

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Geneva, 11 October 2017 – The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and Fundación Onuart are inviting prestigious musicians from the Silk Road countries to perform at the Palais des Nations, United Nations, in Geneva, in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber, at “The Silk Road Concert” on 14 October 2017.

A true encounter between East and West, “The Silk Road Concert” will bring together the Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands directed by Maestro Pablo Mielgo, with eight distinguished artists from Silk Road countries, namely the violinist Yasmine Azaiez and the singers Bing Bing Wang (Soprano, China ), Burak Bilgili (Bass, Turkey), Fatma Said (Soprano, Egypt), Huiling Zhu (Mezzo, China), Vladimir Galouzine (Tenor, Russia ), Warren Mok (Tenor, China), and Yuan Gao (Soprano, China).

While offering a musical journey through the Silk Road – possibly the most mythical route of antiquity – “The Silk Road Concert” sets out to use music as an instrument to foster intercultural dialogue, understanding, and rapprochement between nations and cultures.

The musical performance will be preceded by remarks by Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, on behalf of Michael Moller, Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva, Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, President of the UN Human Rights Council, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), and Miguel Ángel Moratinos, President of Fundación Onuart.

The setting of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room in the Palais des Nations in Geneva will provide the ideal backdrop to promote dialogue and peace around the world through music.

A Special Dinner attended by prominent figures from the political, diplomatic, social, and media circles will follow the concert.

For media contacts or to schedule interviews, contact: Ms. Nihal Saad, Chief of Cabinet & Spokesperson, UNAOC saadn@un.org and Mr. Juan Carlos Gutierrez, jc.gutierrez@fundaciononuart.es.

For more information on the programme: – https://www.unaoc.org/event/the-silk-road-concert/

We will be live-tweeting the concert, follow #silkroadconcert.