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International Event on Music and the Environment

1 October 2009, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

International Event on Music and the Environment
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Participation in the International Forum is free and open to the public, student and NGOs based on pre-registration. 

An innovative event on "Music as a Vector for Environmental Awareness" is being organized by the Melody for Dialogue among Civilizations Association in collaboration with UNESCO, UNEP, the Swiss National Commission for UNESCO and many other partners. This event, comprised of two inter-related parts, a day-long international forum in the Geneva International Conference Center followed by a multi-cultural concert in Victoria Hall, Geneva will take place on 1 October 2009.

 

International Forum: ‘Music as a Vector for Environmental Awareness’

This day long International Forum will seek to assess the potential of music and musical dialogue in raising awareness on environmental issues, in particular with respect to water, forests, energy and climate change. Over centuries and across societies, music has served as a medium for celebrating nature. The Forum discussions are designed as a multidisciplinary platform for musicians, composers, scholars, scientists, policymakers, media professionals, environmentalists and the general public to reflect on the critical and creative role music, musical works and artists can play in enhancing environmental awareness, promoting social change and sewing the seeds for concrete actions contributing to sustainable development. Multimedia presentations, live music and films will accompany the Forum debates.

Geneva International Conference Center,
17 rue de Varembé,
Geneva
9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Participation in the International Forum is free and open to the public, student and NGOs based on pre-registration. 

Registration

Agenda

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Multicultural Concert: ‘Music for a Green Planet’

The multi-cultural concert featuring music and artists from diverse backgrounds aims to highlight music as a vector for environmental education. Major compositions relating to the environment, such as La Mer by Debussy and a new composition, Cosmos, by contemporary French composer Yann Robin will be performed. The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the Russian-American conductor Maestro Constantine Orbelian, will offer innovative interpretations of these selected works in dialogue with an ad hoc group of renowned traditional musicians.

Victoria Hall, 14 rue du Général-Dufour,
Geneva
8 pm

Programme

 

Related links:
::  Agenda [.pdf]
::  Melody Dialogue (More)
::  Further information (More)

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  • 21-09-2009
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