New York’s famed Carnegie Hall plays host to some of the city’s most talented classical musicians to benefit the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. Dubbed The Scheherazade Initiative, after the clever woman of the Arabian folk tale who spun story after story to keep her husband from killing her, this special humanitarian concert features artists from the MET Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and more. They’ll perform a pair of pieces by Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov, both inspired by the brave heroine of One Thousand and One Nights. Artistic director George Mathew conducts, and guests include mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, poet Sarah Kay, violinist Elmira Darvarova and more.
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