transformation through music

music for life international

Since its founding in 2006, Music For Life International has pursued its mission to create transformative social impact through music for the most vulnerable of our fellow human beings. 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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Beethoven for The Rohingya

A Concert of Solidarity for the Rohingya Refugees

David Amram Elegy for Violin and Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm 

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at

Carnegie Hall

Tickets on sale now

from $17.50-$149 | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800

Box Office at 57th and Seventh Ave.

$10 off student / senior discount with ID at Box Office

Net proceeds to benefit

Doctors Without Borders / 

Médecins Sans Frontières

George Mathew Artistic Director and Conductor

David Amram Conductor

Elmira Darvarova Solo Violin & Concertmaster 

(Former Concertmaster, MET Orchestra)

Indra Thomas Soprano

Sarah Heltzel Mezzo-Soprano

Sean Panikkar Tenor

Soloman Howard Bass

Montclair State University Chorale

Heather J. Buchanan Conductor

Learn more at

Music For Life International and

Christ Church in Short Hills




Elmira Darvarova, Violin (former Concertmaster, MET Orchestra)

Howard Wall, French Horn (New York Philharmonic)

Christ Church in Short Hills

66 Highland Avenue, Short Hills NJ 07078

4:00 PM, Sunday May 5, 2019

Internationally-acclaimed artists – Grammy-nominated violinist Elmira Darvarova (former Concertmaster, Metropolitan Opera) and distinguished French hornist  Howard Wall (French Horn, New York Philharmonic) return to Christ Church in Short Hills to perform their signature program of music from five centuries for Violin and Horn from Marin Marais to Duke Ellington and Astor Piazzolla. The concert will feature four World Premieres of new works including the first performance of “Bulgarian Wedding” by 20th  and 21st Century American icon David Amram.

Admission is free

Free will donations received will support the mission of Music For Life International to create transformative social impact through music.