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Our mission is to create transformative social impact through music and for music. Music for Life International takes its name from the legendary Music For Life concert led by Leonard Bernstein at Carnegie Hall in November 1987.

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Music for Life International Presented


Celebrating the Resilience of Women and Girls

in the Face of Violence

Monday, October 19, 2015

Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage

Ravel Shéhérazade & Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


In partnership with the United Nations

Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Opening Remarks by

Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN & Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of UN Women

George Mathew, Artistic Director and Conductor

Elmira Darvarova, Concertmaster

Former Concertmaster of the MET Orchestra

Robert Langevin, Flute

Principal Flute, New York Philharmonic

Susanne Mentzer, Mezzo-Soprano

Sarah Kay, Spoken Word Poet

Principal Musicians from The New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orpheus, and others

Learn more at

Music for Za’atari Residency with Music for Life International