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Mahler For Vision (2017)


“BPO musicians pitching in for Carnegie Hall charity concert” - The Buffalo News


“Mahler For Vision: A Concert For The Restoration of Vision” - PRWeb


“Mahler in the Service of a Vital Humanitarian Cause” seenandheard-international.com


“Mahler 2nd @ Carnegie Hall” - Oberon’s Grove


“Mahler For Vision” - NYC Aesthetic


“Finding Light: Music For Life International” - 21CM


“BPO Musicians travel to Carnegie Hall to help end cataract blindness worldwide” - Buffalo Rising


Music For Vision India (2016)

“Music for Vision concerts to mark new phase in global campaign to eradicate cataract blindness” - Business Wire India
“Music For Peace” - The Pioneer
“Playing for a cause” - Deccan Herald
“Indian ragas, Western modes” - The Hindu


The Scheherazade Initiative:
Celebrating the Resilience of Women & Girls Facing Violence (2014-15)


“Against an orange stage, a powerful performance raises funds to end violence against women” - UNWomen


“Notes of Resilience” - India Abroad


“Ending Gender Violence through Music” - The Week (India)


“Musicians support efforts to end violence against women” - United Nations Radio


“At Carnegie Hall, classical musicians crescendo to end violence” - UN Women


“The Scheherazade Initiative Brings Together World-Renowned Musicians and Charity”- Classicalite


“Music for Life International to Present The Scheherazade Initiative at Carnegie Hall 1/26” - Broadway World


“The Scheherazade Initiative” - Caravan Magazine


December 5, 2013, Washington D.C. Launch of MFLI’s Scheherazade Initiative

“The Scheherazade Initiative comes to D.C. for women and girls who face violence” - Examiner.com


Shostakovich for the Children of Syria (2013-14)


Music For Za’atari Residency


“Music Residency Program in Za’atari, Jordan Refugee Camp” - Questscope


“Music in Za’atari” - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra


“One month later: Music in Za’atari” - Questscope Blog


“Music for Life International’s Za’atari String Quartet Brings Life Changing Music to the Children of Syria at Za’atari Refugee Camp” - MFLI Newsletter


“Meet the Artists: String Quartet Bringing Concerts and Music Education to the Children of Syria at Za’atari Refugee Camp” - MFLI Newsletter


“The Spirit of Music—NWS Fellow Travels to Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan” - New World Symphony


Carnegie Hall Concert


“Syria civil war: Kinan Azmeh's Every Day is a Sad Morning” - BBC News


“The Echoes of War, From One Century to the Next” - New York Times


“On The Line with George Mathew and Kinan Azmeh” - Voice of America


“Syrian Children Concert” - CBC Radio-Canada (concert segment begins at 15’)


“For the Children of Syria” - Symphony Magazine (see page 12)


“3 BPO musicians playing tonight in Carnegie Hall charity orchestra” - The Buffalo New

“Shostakovich for the Children of Syria set for Carnegie Hall” - Broadway World


Panama for the Children of Syria


“Repertorio de paz por Siria” - La Prensa


“Música para curar” - La Prensa


Photo Gallery “Concierto Panamá por los niños de Siria” - PAverte.com


Videos “George Mathews y sus conciertos humanitarios” - PAverte.com


“Panamá se une por los niños de Siria a través de la música” - UNICEF


“Concierto en Panamá por los niños de Siria” - Qué Hacer Hoy


“Por los niños de Siria” - La Estrella


“Concierto Panamá por los niños de Siria” - Panamagazine


“Concert at the Athenaeum for the children of Syria” - City of Knowledge


Year For The Children of Syria begins with Panamá por los Niños de Siria - MFLI Newsletter


Launch of Year for the Children of Syria at the Liechtenstein Residence NYC


“Year for the Children of Syria” - Times Square Chronicle

“Year for the Children of Syria Launched at the Liechtenstein Residence in New York in the Presence of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon” - MFLI Newsletter


New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace (2011)


“A Timely Oratorio Arrives on New Year’s Eve | St. John the Divine Concert Sharpens Social Message” - WQXR


Beethoven for the Indus Valley (2011) 


At Carnegie Hall, Beethoven’s Symphony SIngs for Pakistan Flood Relief” - Voice of America TV


Indian Conductor Leads Concert in NY to Raise Funds for Pak’s Flood Victims” - India Tribune


“Beethoven Symphony Unites Americans for Pakistan Flood Recovery” - US State Department


“Musical Movement for Pakistani Community” - The Wall Street Journal


“Ravaged Pakistan Gets Beethoven for Aid” - Bloomberg News


“‘Beethoven for the Indus Valley’ Concert to Benefit Flood Victims Jan. 31” - Playbill Arts


“What a night! Beethoven for the Indus Valley at Carnegie Hall" - Acumen Fund Blog


“Beethoven Symphony Soothes Pakistan’s Flood Victims and Sends Them Succor” - East-West Inquirer


“Concert for Pakistan flood victims held in New York” - Associated Press of Pakistan


“Beethoven’s Music for flood victims” - Pakistan Tribune


Feature in Pakistan Express (NY, PDF)


Feature in Blue Chip (Pakistan, PDF)


Column in “The Score” - Symphony Magazine (PDF)

 

Mahler for the Children of AIDS (2009)


The Longest Mahler, Played With Urgency” - New York Times Music Review by Steve Smith

“Music as a civic 'conspiracy': George Mathew” - Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon

“Conductor's Zeal Rallies NYC for a Cause" - New York Post

“MUSIC: George Mathew uses music again to try to change the world" - SAJAForum

“Mahler Meets The Man With A Mission" - ConcertoNet.com


“Mahler for the Children of AIDS” - Mahler Owes Me Ten Bucks Blog  


Requiem for Darfur (2007)


"Requiem for Darfur: A song of solidarity" - UNICEF MEDIA

"Making Music Speak for Those Without a Voice"  - The New York Times

"Requiem for Darfur" with a South Asian Connection” - South Asian Journalists Association

"Orchestral Maneuvers" - New York Magazine

Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon

"A Carnegie Hall 'Requiem' for Darfur Refugees" - NPR Weekend Edition

"Letters read on Feb 3, 07 re: Requiem" - NPR Weekend Edition


Beethoven’s Ninth for South Asia (2006)


BBC World Urdu Service


New York Based Conductor Organizes Benefit Set to Beethoven” - NY1 TV


“Musicians Amass for Earthquake Relief” - SYMPHONY Magazine


“Carnegie Hall Concert on January 23 to Assist Earthquake Victims” - Playbill


“By George, he’ll play at Carnegie” - DNA

“Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for New York quake fund-raiser” - Pakistan Daily Times

George Mathew 


Music For Life International & Founder George Mathew Receive the 2016 Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Award for Public Diplomacy from Tufts University Institute for Global Leadership - MFLI Press Release


“Finding richness in differences” - Deccan Chronicle


The Immortal Ninth” - New Times


“Concierto Inaugural del VII Festival Alfredo de Saint Malo” - Instituto Nacional de Cultura


“Festival De Saint Malo” - PanamaAmerica


“Entrevista con George Mathew, Participante del Festival ASM 2013” - VII Festival Internacional Alfredo De Saint Malo


“Interview with George Mathew” - Zee News India


“Music of the Heart” - The Indian American


Conductor George Mathew: Social and Cultural Entrepreneur” - interMezzo


“Handel Instead of Tchaikovsky With the Rockets' Red Glare” - The New York Times


Top 50 Coolest Desis of 2008 (George Mathew is #37) - Desiclub.com


For a Good Cause, A Fourth of Mahler (George Mathew and Mahler for the Children of AIDS are cited in the first paragraph) - The New York Times