New York, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2016
On Sunday, 20 November 2016 at 3pm, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council will mark its Lincoln Center debut at a special concert at Lincoln Center dedicated to homeless people of New York, in collaboration with the NYC Department of Homeless Services. The event will be dedicated to people experiencing homelessness in the City of New York, and all funds will be directed to the Homeless Trust Fund.
At the concert, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Mr. Andrew Gilmour, and Mr. Steven Banks, Commissioner at the Department of Social Services and head of the Department of Homeless Services of NYC, will deliver remarks. At this benefit concert for the homeless, repertoire by Schumann, Handel, Fauré and Massenet, and a piece from Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR, specially arranged for the Society will be performed by the Society.
In addition, we will also hear for the first time, the chamber music arrangement of the Piano Concerto for the United Nations, which was officially composed by Michael Vongova for the UN’s 70th anniversary. A special poetry reading will also be performed by Humans of New York. According to Brenda Vongova, President of the UN Chamber Music Society, “The UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council symbolizes our firm belief in the power of the universal language of music in bringing people and nations together to focus on humanitarian issues.”
In a statement by Crowdster, CEO, Joseph Ferraro, “Crowdster is very pleased to support the City of New York and the UN Chamber Music Society in such a worthy cause. As a New York based company, we are particularly pleased to support organizations and causes in our home”.
In a statement by Dona Hettinger, Head of Development, New York City Department of Homeless Services, “Crowdster has been an extraordinary partner in working with DHS and the UN Chamber Music Society in its dedicated support of the planning for this special event”.
CONCERT TO BENEFIT FAMILIES & CHILDREN THROUGH THE HOMELESS TRUST FUND:
UN Chamber Music Society
of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council
Sunday, 20 November 2016 | 3pm
Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium
NYPL for the Performing Arts: 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
Entrance: 111 Amsterdam Avenue @65th Street
“The right to adequate housing is a fundamental human right, protected in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It set out that ‘everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services…’
The human right to adequate housing is more than just four walls and a roof. It is the right of every woman, man, youth and child to gain and sustain a safe and secure home and community in which to live in peace and dignity.
Homelessness is not just one of the most extreme forms of physical deprivation. It also defines a group that is subject to extreme forms of discrimination, stigma and violence. For homeless people it’s double jeopardy: laws and policies create homelessness and then penalize homeless people for being
~ Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Click here to learn more and buy tickets for the event.