The Rhythms of One World 2015
The Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival will make its highly anticipated return to stages across New York City from the 26-29 June 2015. Presented by Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. (FAF), an internationally recognized non-governmental organization, the Rhythms of One World 2015 will open on Friday, 26 June with a gala concert in the iconic General Assembly Hall of the United Nations Headquarters in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter “We The Peoples.” The festival with then continue with Friendship Concerts at the NYU Eisner and Lubin Auditorium on Saturday June 27, and conclude at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on the 29 June.
The Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival is considered unique from others musical events in that it focuses not only on great performances, but also on the role of music as a universal language that promotes intercultural understanding, brotherhood, and peace among nations.
During its premiere in 2012, more than 5,000 people attended the weeklong festival in Manhattan. The Opening Concert in Avery Fisher Philharmonic Hall earned a great review in the New York Times summed up with the words: “Nations United in Song.” The closing concert at the UN General Assembly Hall was attended by more than 1,000 UN Officials, Ambassadors, UN Staff and friends, and was broadcast live in Manhattan via UN-TV, on Time Warner Cable and is archived on the UN website.
The 2015 Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival will feature outstanding choral groups: The Singing Angels (USA), Allegretto Children’s Choir (Romania), Chamber Choir Ivan Filipović (Croatia), and National Center for the Performing Arts Choir (People’s Republic of China). Special performances will be made by the UN Rock Music Group and additional special guests.
The 2015 Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival is presented in part with a generous grant from the American Oriental Arts Foundation, led by Ms. Alice Liu as the Executive Producer.
The UN concert is under the patronage of UNESCO and is sponsored in part by the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations. Her Excellency Ambassador Simona Miculescu will be the evening’s 70th Anniversary Concert Host.