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Sarah Connolly and some of London's finest musicians are coming together under the direction of Nicolas Nebout in a big fundraising concert for Syrian refugee children presented by Sean Rafferty. It will be an inspiring evening for all involved and a great opportunity to unite the arts community behind this important cause - all profits going to UNICEF.
The orchestra, made of musicians from the LSO, RPO, BBC Phil, Philharmonia, Britten Sinfonia & more will perform Beethoven's 5th symphony, Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and a world premiere by award-winning Syrian composer Malek Jandali.
Ten remarkable pictures taken by Syrian refugee children as a part of the 5 years project Exile Voices initiated by the renowned photojournalist REZA will also be displayed on the evening!
Show your support on social media with hashtag
#MusiciansForSyria and if you cannot attend, why not donate online at: http://www.justgiving.com/MusiciansForSyria
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No.5
Gustav Mahler, Kindertotenlieder (soloist: Sarah Connolly)
Malek Jandali, Phoenix in Exile (World Premiere)
Presented by Sean Rafferty
Almost 2 million Syrian children have been forced to flee their homes.
The world has been shocked by the heart-breaking images of children's bodies washing up on the shores of Europe. This year alone, more than 2,700 people have died trying to reach Europe, the majority of them drowning in the Mediterranean.
By far the largest number of refugees are from Syria. In the past three months, 80 per cent of refugees crossing the border between Greece and Macedonia have come from Syria.
Unicef is one of the few organisations working inside Syria, as well as delivering humanitarian aid across the region. Unicef is working around the clock to make sure that Syrian children and refugees are provided with life-saving supplies such as clean water, medicine and psychosocial support. With no end to the conflict in sight, we are focusing on strengthening infrastructures such as water and power systems.
It is not enough for the world to be shocked by images. Shock must be matched by action. Please help Unicef to keep children safe, both at home and where they are seeking refuge.
St James's Church Piccadilly (View)
London W1J 9LL
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