Presented by Music for Life International

Performance Monday, January 13, 2014 | 8 PM

Shostakovich for the Children of Syria

A Concert for the Refugee Children of the Syrian Civil War

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Shostakovich for the Children of Syria is a performance of Shostakovich's “Leningrad” Symphony, written under the twin shadows of Stalin's persecution and the Nazi siege of Leningrad. Artists from international orchestras, ensembles, and academies gather in support of the many children affected by the horrors of the Syrian conflict. This is a call for hope and support for the most vulnerable human beings. Proceeds from this performance will benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.


  • George Mathew, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Elmira Darvarova, Concertmaster
  • Kinan Azmeh, Clarinet
    Musicians from the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, MET Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke's, and others


  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad"
  • KINAN AZMEH Sabah Hazeen, Kul Sabah (A Sad Morning, Every Morning)

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