Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
September 10, 2013 / 8:00 PM
by Kevin Spacey
World Peace Orchestra Presents:
Play for Peace Concert at Lincoln Center.
A Star studded evening.The only truly global youth orchestra that combines both classical and ethnic instruments. 134 Young Musicians from 50 Countries. All playing to promote peace. A celebration of the unity of humanity through the universal language of music.
What is WPO?
The World Peace Orchestra is a newly-founded nonprofit organization that convenes young musical talent from around the world in an annual concert in New York City to demonstrate how the unifying power of music transcends all social and cultural boundaries. The organization was founded in New York in 2013, and features more than 134 students from 50 different countries around the world. WPO is the only truly global youth orchestra that combines both classical and ethnic instruments.
Actor Kevin Spacey to Introduce
the World Peace Orchestra Inaugural Youth Concert at the Lincoln Center
A star-studded evening is planned at the Lincoln Center - during the concert, the musicians will be led by guest Lithuanian conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius and will be joined by world renowned violinist Alexander Markov. Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will also be in attendance to introduce the orchestra.
• Promote peace and understanding through the unifying power of music
• Create young leaders who promote peace and understanding through music in their own communities around the world.
• Promote the importance of music education and expose underprivileged youth to musical opportunities that will have a tangible impact in their lives.
WPO was founded on a simple, yet often overlooked, premise: The idea that despite our cultural, political, and economic differences, we are all fundamentally the same, and, in a way, we all speak the same language – music. Regardless of what country you’re from, regardless of your age, ethnicity, or background, music plays a role in all our lives. Rhythm, harmony, synchronization – these fundamental elements span borders. Our primary focus is to stimulate harmony between people by tapping in to their love of music. Our instruments and the music created by our youth are the symbols of our shared values and the source of our pride. It is through our passion for music that we aim to overcome ignorance and prejudice that too often fuel violence.
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center / September 10, 2013 / 8:00 PM
World Peace Orchestra is part of The WPO Inc.© 2013