2 United Nations Day Concert October General Assembly Hall Presented by The United Nations in collaboration with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Speakers H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69 th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Mr. Alec Baldwin, Representing the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Mr. Maher Nasser, Acting Head of the Department of Public Information
3 Lang Lang Lang Lang has inspired millions with open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it is in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages. The discovery of music propels Lang Lang to what he calls his second career : bringing music into the lives of children around the world, both through his work for the United Nations as a Messenger of Peace focusing on global education and through his own Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Lang Lang has been featured on every major TV network and in magazines worldwide. He has performed for international dignitaries including four US presidents, President Koehler of Germany, Queen Elizabeth II, former French President Sarkozy and more. He has been added as one of the World Economic Forum s 250 Young Global Leaders, and been honoured with Honorary Doctorates from the Royal College of Music and Manhattan School of Music, the highest prize awarded by China s Ministry of Culture, Germany s Order of Merit and France s Medal of the Order of Arts and Letters. Manuel López-Gómez Conductor Manuel López-Gómez began his musical life in violin, piano and chamber music and composition at the age of 8. His talent for conducting was noticed early on and he has distinguished himself as a conductor at the front rank of young talent. Manuel has also had conducting engagements with the Washington National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Brussels Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He is increasingly recognized not only for his groundbreaking work as National Music Director of El Sistema in Colombia, but also as a guest conductor of visionary and inspiring capabilities. Manuel visits South American orchestras regularly. Active also in opera, he conducted the world debut of the orchestrated opera Atahualpa in Lima, Perú, where he will soon lead a production of Gounod s Romeo et Juliette.
4 Sting Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist, Sting has received 16 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and three Oscar nominations and sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. A member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he will receive the Kennedy Center Honors in December. He has appeared in more than 15 films and authored two books, including The New York Times best-selling memoir Broken Music. His fourteenth solo album is inspired by the story of The Last Ship a new musical opening October 26 at the Neil Simon Theatre, marking Sting s debut as a Broadway composer. His support for human rights organizations mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, he founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Alec Baldwin Since 1980, Alec Baldwin has appeared on stage, in films and on television and has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004) and has won two Emmy awards, three Golden Globes and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC-TV s 30 Rock. His films include The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, It s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, among many others. Baldwin is a 1994 BFA graduate of Tisch and received an honorary doctorate in He is also the radio announcer for the New York Philharmonic. Baldwin has two daughters, Ireland Elliese Baldwin and Carmen Gabriela Baldwin. He is married to Hilaria Thomas Baldwin.
5 List of the members of the orchestra Name Country Ensemble Diana Carolina Alarcon Pulgarin Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Santiago Alberto Aristizabel Correa Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Yoojin Baek South Korea MSM College Division Student Juvenal Rafael Balestrini Lubo Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Hayoung Bang United States MSM Precollege Division Student Joel Enrique Barazarte Leyon Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Ena Deuel Barbosa Santos Brazil Neojiba Erica Barreto Smetak Brazil Neojiba Uriel Borges Vieira Silva Brazil Neojiba Daniel Andres Cardenas Pira Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Ramon Enrique Carrero Martinez Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Marcela Angelica Cerna Alcantara Perú Sinfonía por el Perú Adrian Arturo Chavez Mejias Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Michelle Cozzi United States MSM College Division Student Victor De Oliveira Macedo Brazil Neojiba Hanxiao Deng China MSM College Division Student Sung Eun Kim South Korea MSM College Division Student Elson Freitas Jesus Santos Brazil Neojiba Juan Manuel Garay Monroy Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Eric Goldberg United States MSM College Division Student Cristhian Andres Norberto Gonzalez Giraldo Colombia Yanderth Alberto Gonzalez Vegas Venezuela Lais Guimaraes Dos Santos Costa Brazil Neojiba Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Fundamusical Bolivar Irene Han United States MSM College Division Student Jose Ignacio Hernandez Romero Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Renzo Adrian Jimenez Bernales Perú Sinfonía por el Perú Andrew Johnson-Scott United States MSM College Division Student
6 Hehsong Kim Republic of Korea The Art of Music Foundation Andrew Kirjner United States MSM Precollege Division Student Coreisa Lee United States MSM College Division Student Angelica Andreina Leon Olivo Venezuela Neojiba Branimir Enrique Leon Villalba Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Kexin Li China MSM College Division Student Manuel Felipe Lopez Tovar Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Roan Ma United States MSM College Division Student Athos Eduardo Magalhaes Brazil Neojiba Juan Esteban Mendoza Bisogni Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Diego Martin Mendoza Maguiña Perú Sinfonía por el Perú Juan Sebastian Mora Lopez Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Natalia Maria Mora Lopez Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Mariana Jose Morales Rivero Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Indira Moreno Gómez Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Alexandra Ruth Muthoni Murkiri Kenya The Art of Music Foundation Clara Leticia Nascimento Correia Brazil Neojiba Karen Gabriele Nino Rosa Brazil Neojiba Conor O Hale United States MSM College Division Student Ethan Oguya Kenya The Art of Music Foundation Manoel Passos Ribeiro Neto Brazil Neojiba Wilson Alexander Pepper Verdy Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Daniel Felipe Perez Astudillo Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Cynthia Phillippi United States MSM Precollege Division Student Cristhian Plazas Neisa Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Maylin Stefanie Pre Kong Perú Sinfonía por el Perú Jeanna Qiu United States MSM Precollege Division Student Meriline Milagros Rivero Meza Perú Sinfonía por el Perú Quinn Robinson United States MSM Precollege Division Student Priscila Gabrielle Rodrigues Silva Santos Brazil Neojiba
7 Nicole Rodriguez United States MSM College Division Student Anibal David Rojas Leon Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Esdras Santana Santos Brazil Neojiba Kashvi Shah British The Art of Music Foundation Priya Sharma Indian The Art of Music Foundation Jenna Sobowlewski United States MSM College Division Student David Souza Dos Santos Brazil Neojiba Samuel Sparrow United States MSM College Division Student Diego Nicolas Tarazona Carbajal Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Kaori Geovana Terrones Salazar Perú Sinfonía por el Perú Calvin Tzeng United States MSM Precollege Division Student Evelyn Umbarila Fonseca Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Zorioscar Raquel Urbina Rondon Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Ercules Daniel Urro Vasquez Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Ghislaine Jacqueline Vania Valdivia Chihuan Perú Samuel Abraham Vargas Teixeira Venezuela Sinfonía por el Perú Fundamusical Bolivar Aline Vartanian United States MSM College Division Student Jhon Freddy Velasquez Ulloa Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Juan Diego Villalobos Martinez Venezuela Fundamusical Bolivar Oscar Cristian Yauri Pelayo Perú Sinfonía por el Perú Jamie Yoon Ji Kang United States MSM College Division Student Fabian Leonardo Zarate Millan Colombia Fundación Nacional "Batuta" Young Scholars of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation: Janice Carissa, Avery Lin Gagliano, Maxim Lando, Clayton Stephenson, Elliot Wuu
8 Lang Lang International Music Foundation Our organization was created over 6 years ago to inspire and motivate the next generation of classical music lovers and performers. One of my true passions is to take new and extraordinary talent and help develop their musical gifts to a level the world appreciates. I am very fortunate to share Lang Lang s vision in building self-confidence and a drive for excellence in our youth. The Foundation operates with the conviction that music is a universal language and that music can open opportunities for communication, understanding, and acceptance. We aim to ignite a passion for music in our children so that they can be leaders in bridging cultural gaps and helping unite local and global communities. Our hope is that cultural exchange through music, over time, will translate into greater cultural awareness and social development. The heart of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation are its priority programs: Music Education Program in Public Schools: Lang Lang s Keys of Inspiration Young Scholars Program 101 Pianists Junior Music Camp Piano Masterclasses Unique music events For more information please visit our website: Thank you very much for supporting our mission and work. I wish you an unforgettable evening! Leszek Lukas Barwinski Executive Director Lang Lang International Music Foundation
9 KT Wong Foundation The KT Wong Foundation fosters mutual understanding between China and the rest of the world, through collaborative cultural projects. The Foundation is a catalyst, co-producer and sponsor for innovative creative ventures in a number of disciplines including opera, horticulture, architecture, fashion and costume design. The KT Wong Foundation partners with globally renowned institutions and festivals including, the BBC, the BFI, the Royal Opera House, Chinese Film Archive, the Young Vic, La Cinémathèque Française, Aix Festival, Salzburg Easter Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Beijing Music Festival, Shanghai Music Festival, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the British Council, the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, and National Theatre saw the premiere of three documentaries co-produced with the BBC - Beethoven & Barenboim, One Hundred Million Musicians and an indepth profile of Lang Lang for Imagine. The KT Wong Foundation sponsors educational programmes in China, Europe and the US as well as cultural exchanges and internships for the gifted.
10 Lang Lang and The Lang Lang International Music Foundation wish to thank all of the artists for donating their time for this performance Credits Produced By Department of Public Information in collaboration with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Executive Producers Leszek Lukas Barwinski Clarence P Klugh Production Manager Jeff Markowitz Special Thanks (in alphabetical order) Art of Music Foundation Kenya Fundación Musical Simón Bolivar Venezuela Fundación Nacional Batuta Colombia Jean-Jacques Cesbron Manhattan School of Music USA Sinfonía por el Perú Neojiba Brazil Jim Gandre, Bryan Greany, Mallory Schwartz, Nicole VanGiesen, Tracy Bufferd Shanghai Media Group, Steinway & Sons
11 Musical Performances International Youth Orchestra Manuel López-Gómez - conductor Young Piano Scholars of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Janice Carissa, Avery Lin Gagliano, Maxim Lando, Clayton Stephenson, Elliot Wuu Lang Lang - piano and Sting - guitar and vocals Franz von Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture Aram Khachaturian:Waltz from Masquerade Mascarade Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 8 in G Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 Sting, arranged by Rob Mathes: Fragile Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331, Alla Turca Allegretto Leonard Bernstein: Mambo from West Side Story Sting, arranged by Rob Mathes: Englishman in New York
12 Message from the Secretary-General for United Nations Day, 24 October 2014 The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll. Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking, sexual slavery or unsafe conditions in factories, fields and mines. The global economy remains an uneven playing field. The founding of the United Nations was a solemn pledge to the world s people to end such assaults on human dignity, and lead the way to a better future. There have been painful setbacks, and there is much work ahead to realize the Charter s vision. But we can take heart from our achievements. The UN Millennium Development Goals have inspired the most successful anti-poverty campaign ever. United Nations treaties addressing inequality, torture and racism have protected people, while other agreements have safeguarded the environment. UN peacekeepers have separated hostile forces, our mediators have settled disputes and our humanitarian workers have delivered life-saving aid. At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable. On United Nations Day, I call on Governments and individuals to work in common cause for the common good. Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations f Designed by the Graphic Design Unit, DPI, United Nations