Presented by Music for Life International

Performance Monday, October 19, 2015 | 8 PM

The Scheherazade Initiative

Benefit for The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
This concert celebrates the resilience of women and girls in the face of violence. Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov were inspired by Scheherazade, the narrator of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, who neutralized violence against herself and enriched global folklore for centuries. The Scheherazade Initiative is a partnership with the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women to raise funds and public awareness for some of the world's most catalytic, innovative, and promising approaches to eliminating gender-based violence.


  • George Mathew, Conductor and Artistic Director
    Susanne Mentzer, Mezzo-Soprano
    Sarah Kay, Spoken Word Poet
    Robert Langevin, Flute
    Elmira Darvarova, Violin
    Musicians from the New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and others
  • Remarks by Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women


  • RAVEL Shéhérazade
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

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