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.