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October 24, 2014
7:00 pm EDT

UN Day Concert 2014: Lang Lang and Friends

Agenda


Friday, October 24


7:00 pm EDT UN Day Concert 2014: Lang Lang and Friends
Featuring world renowned-pianist and United Nations Messenger of Peace Lang Lang, performing with an International Youth Orchestra conducted by Manuel López-Gómez, with special guest Sting.


Opening remarks will be delivered by Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon and the President of the 69th Session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa. Actor and TV personality, Alec Baldwin will introduce the musicians.

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About this event


In celebration of the 69th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the 2014 United Nations Day Concert, featuring world renowned-pianist and United Nations Messenger of Peace Lang Lang, will take place on Friday, 24 October 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the United Nations in New York.

Entitled "UN Day Concert 2014: Lang Lang & Friends", the concert is presented by the United Nations in collaboration with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.

Performing with Lang Lang will be an international youth orchestra representing five continents, assembled especially for the occasion, to be conducted by Manuel López-Gómez. López-Gómez, as well as many of the youth musicians, hail from the renowned El Sistema programme, which provides music education to children from disadvantaged social-economic backgrounds.

16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and composer, Sting will join the concert as Lang Lang's special guest. He will perform with the youth orchestra and Lang Lang to mark the occasion of UN Day.

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