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Get involved for Peace !
This concert is 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.
The United Nations Orchestra has the honor of accompanying the young French
virtuoso violinist Solenne Païdassi who won first Grand Prix violin
Long-Thibaud Competition The orchestra will perform the Tchaikovsky violin
concerto, followed by the 5th Symphony, one of the most resonant symphonic
music of our time.
All funds raised at this concert will be donated to Graines de Paix.
Tickets: CHF 20-80
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50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty
Celebrating half a century of friendship and cooperation between France and Germany
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Tuesday, 22 January 2013, 6:30pm
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…
The Orchestra is always open to new musicians. Are you a musician who is interested in joining the Orchestra? Then please contact us!