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United Nations Gala Concert 2022
December 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The United Nations Gala Concert 2022 will honor the work of the President of the General Assembly H.E. Mr. Csaba Kőrösi, the diplomatic and the UN Staff communities.
“A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”
A concert to recognize and celebrate the United Nations efforts to address global challenges and its commitment to building a more sustainable and resilient world.
The theme stems from the recognition that the world is at a critical moment in the history of the United Nations due to complex and interconnected crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, humanitarian challenges of unprecedented nature, a tipping point in climate change as well as growing concerns about threats to the global economy.
It is therefore necessary to find and focus on joint solutions to these crises and build a more sustainable and resilient world for all and for the generations to come.
The concert is proudly presented by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York office, the Global Foundation for the Performing Arts (GFPA), Oberlin College and Conservatory, and sponsoring member states:
H.E. Ms. Maritza Chan, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica,
H.E. Mr. Cristian Espinosa, Permanent Mission of Ecuador,
H.E. Mrs. Zsuzsanna Horváth, Permanent Mission of Hungary,
H.E. Ms. Isabelle F. Picco, Permanent Mission of the Principality of Monaco,
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Al Hassan, Permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman,
H.E. Mr. Claver Gatete, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda,
and H.E. Mr. Burhan Gafoor, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore.
7:30pm December 2, 2022
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Artists and Program
Oberlin Orchestra and Conservatory Choral Ensembles
Raphael Jiménez, conductor
Byron Wei-Xin Zhou, piano
Sarah Tisba, soprano
Kathryn Leemhuis, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue, tenor
Marco Chingari, baritone
Adolphus Hailstork, Fanfare on “Amazing Grace”
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Photograph of Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage – Jeff Goldberg / ESTO