Spring Concert 2014 – 21 March – Victoria Hall
Tickets for the Spring Concert, on Friday, March 21st 2014 at 8pm in Geneva’s Victoria Hall, are now available. The programme includes Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Saint-Saëns’ delightful Piano Concerto n°2 and Dvorák’s powerful Symphony n°6. The orchestra will accompany internationally acclaimed Georgian pianist Elisso Bolkvadze. Reserve your tickets now!
Tickets from 20 to 80 CHF are available:
- Online: http://billetterie-culture.ville-ge.ch
- Tel: 0800 418 418 / +41 22 418 3618
- Maison des Arts du Grütli
- Arcade d’information municipale
- Genève – Tourisme
- Cité Séniors
- CAGI/Cultural Kiosk at the UNOG
The proceeds from this concert will support the Biliki Society. The Orchestra’s contribution will help support day care centres and homes in Georgia which provide educational, psychological and social services to vulnerable children.
Happy New Year!
The Verdi Gala took place on Saturday, November 30th 2013 at 8pm in Geneva’s Victoria Hall. The orchestra accompanied the soprano Savika Cornu Zozor and baritone Julien Dumarcey in a program featuring three wonderful Verdi operas: La Traviata, Rigoletto and La Forza del Destino.
The proceeds from this concert supported the association PVA-Geneva and its activities in Cameroon, to mark World Aids Day on December 1st.
Fête de la Musique
The United Nations Orchestra played a programme of lively, uplifting classics for the 2013 Fête de la Musique in the Victoria Hall on Sunday 23 June at 3.30 pm.
This free concert featured young virtuoso violinist Alexandra Conunova-Dumortier and well-known and festive works of the classical repertoire:
Spring Concert 2013
The United Nations Orchestra had the honour of accompanying the young French virtuoso violinist Solenne Païdassi, winner of the First Grand Prix Violin at the Long-Thibaud Competition in 2010. The orchestra performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, followed by the 5th Symphony, one of the most resonant symphonic works of our time.
This concert was dedicated to Graines de Paix, a Swiss NGO that is committed to education for peace in West Africa. Founded in 2005, Graines de Paix pursues a mission of peace education to children, youth and adults. 420 trainers and 33.600 teachers will be trained in 3 years, 1.5 million Ivorian children will benefit from this program. Today, 80,000 children are already involved.
All funds raised at this concert were donated to Graines de Paix.
50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty
Pictures of this concert
About the Orchestra
Under the artistic direction of an internationally renowned conductor, the United Nations Orchestra brings together some sixty talented and enthusiastic musicians, the majority of whom are international civil servants at the United Nations Office and specialized agencies based in Geneva, joined by musicians from the area…
The Orchestra’s Conductor
Antoine Marguier began his career under the baton of Claudio Abbado, as a solo clarinet player of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester. For seventeen years, he was a member of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR), having been taken on at the age of 22 by one of his future mentors, Armin Jordan…