Russian pianist Sergei Markarov to be named UNESCO Artist for PeaceParis - UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will appoint the distinguished Russian pianist Sergei Markarov a UNESCO Artist for Peace on December 12 in recognition of his "support for UNESCO programmes and activities promoting peace and tolerance and for his contribution to dialogue between cultures through classical music."
The nomination ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at UNESCO Headquarters, after which the pianist will give a gala concert (Room I, 8 p.m.), accompanied by the French Garde républicaine Symphony Orchestra. The concert, under the aegis of the Fondation Napoleon, is part of the French Musé de l'Armée 2002-03 musical season and of the current UN Year for Cultural Heritage. Beethoven's 3rd Symphony (the Eroica) and Concerto No. 5 for piano and orchestra (the Emperor) will be played.
|Source||Press Release No.2002-101|
Spanish | Russian
|Publication Date||09 Dec 2002|