"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before." -Leonard Bernstein
3rd Annual Recital for Refugees
May 31st, 2019 at 8pm
Opera America, 330 7th Ave, 7th Floor, NYC
"One person becomes displaced every 2 seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence. That’s 30 people who are newly displaced every minute. By the end of 2017, 68.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations."*
Music has the power to inspire and bring people together, which is why six incredible musicians are coming together to donate their talents for this fundraising concert. We hope our songs will inspire you to take action.
We have chosen to raise money specifically for the International Rescue Committee because of their mission to "help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future." More information at Rescue.org.
*Statistics from the UN Refugee Agency