transformation through music

music for life international

Our mission is to create transformative social impact through music and for music.  Music for Life International takes its name from the legendary Music For Life concert led by Leonard Bernstein at Carnegie Hall in November 1987.

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Music For Life International 

presented

Shostakovich For The Children of Syria 


Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Opus 60, "Leningrad"

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Monday, January 13, 2014, 8 PM













By permission. UNHCR/ A. Branthwaite


Net proceeds benefited Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières humanitarian programs for Syria.


Program indeded
Kinan Azmeh: "Sabah Hazeen, Kul Sabah"

"A Sad Morning, Every Morning" for Solo Clarinet


George Mathew, Artistic Director and Conductor

Elmira Darvarova, Concertmaster

(Former Concertmaster of the MET Orchestra)

Kinan Azmeh, Solo Clarinet


Principal Musicians from The New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and others


Music For Life International 

launched Year for the Children of Syria with

United Nations Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-moon

at the Liechtenstein Residence in New York, April 2013

Music for Life International Presents


THE SCHEHERAZADE INITIATIVE


Celebrating the Resilience
of Women and Girls in the Face of Violence


Monday, October 19, 2015

8 PM


Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium/

Perelman Stage


Ravel Shéhérazade 

Rimsky-Korsakov 

Scheherazade

                         

Net proceeds will benefit the United Nations

Trust Fund to End Violence against Women


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George Mathew, Artistic Director and Conductor


Elmira Darvarova, Concertmaster

Former Concertmaster of the MET Orchestra


Robert Langevin, Flute

Principal Flute, New York Philharmonic


Susanne Mentzer, Mezzo-Soprano


Sarah Kay, Spoken Word Poet


Principal Musicians from The New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orpheus, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, and others


Learn more at

www.ScheherazadeInitiative.org


Photo Credit: UN Trust Fund/Phil Borges. Used by permission

Music for the Children of Syria at Za'atari Refugee Camp

August 20-27, 2014


Thank you for a successful Kickstarter!

If you or your corporation would like to support ongoing music programs in Za’atari, email support@music4lifeinternational.org 








Residency by MFLI musicians to bring hope and healing to Syrian refugee youth and children in Za'atari Camp, Jordan


In August, we brought a string quartet of amazing musicians from major orchestras to Jordan:

Mary Ann Mumm, Violin, MET Orchestra (former)

Deborah Greitzer, Violin, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Craig Mumm, Associate Principal Viola, MET Orchestra

Rosanna Butterfield, Cello Fellow, New World Symphony "America's Orchestral Academy"


These artists generously shared their artistry in a string quartet residency from August 20-27 for young people and their families at Za'atari Refugee Camp, the largest Syrian Refugee Camp.


We performed the music of Shostakovich, Borodin, Haydn, and Syrian composer and Tufts University faculty member, Kareem Roustom. Our residency - a partnership with Questscope, a visionary non-profit organization, and the world renowned  Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University - also included music education activities for the youth and children at Za'atari camp. The ensemble presented a masterclass/workshop for advanced students at the National Music Conservatory/King Hussein Foundation in Amman in connection with the residency.