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Celebrate Peace for UN70

Concert & Events

A Very Special Concert to Celebrate the

United Nations' 70th Anniversary


October 24, 2015

3 – 5 p.m.


Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 


Join Harmony For Peace to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations with a very special concert featuring cross-cultural performers from around the region and around the world. With the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, we work together to celebrate the UN’s mission for Peace & Security and Human Rights.


Let’s celebrate the UN, let’s celebrate peace!


Johan de Meij, composer & conductor

Internationally renowned for "TheLord of the Rings" Symphony

Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma, violin & viola

Executive Director of Children's Orchestra Society

of New York

Gohei Nishikawa, piano

a concert pianist who has overcome a battle with dystonia in his fingers and hands to continue a successful career

Peabody Youth Orchestra of Baltimore

(Music Director: Harlan D. Parker)

Chester County Youth Choir & Chorale

(Music Director: Carol Weaver)

ChildrenSong of New Jersey

(Music Director: Polly Murray)

 A Day of Events 


Peace Forum

"Living Together; The Art of Religious Tolerance"

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Reservation Needed 


Sponsored by Harmony for Peace &  led by United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia 

A forum for all religious an cultural communities to talk with Special Speakers

(Open to all concert ticket holders - concert ticket is a pass to the meeting )



Peace Concert

 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


A platform for internationally, regionally and locally known artists to work together with young performers and promote friendship and peace beyond borders 



Peace Dinner

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


At a downtown restaurant, a few minutes walk from the Kimmel

Celebration Dinner and Meet the Artist Reception for Package Ticketholders





On sale September 10, 2015 at the Kimmel Center Box Office 

$28 – $48; 10% discount for seniors and students available 


Donor Packages Availiable

Premier Concert Seats, Celebration Dinner & Give the Gift of Music!

 Donation Form and Payment




**Our Gift of Music Program allows donors to sponsor children in our area to attend the concert - a unique and gratifying experience at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Past recipients have included students from Musicopia, Play on Philly, Freedman Hill Academy and more. This year's program will include an optional workshop prior to the concert to meet and learn from one of the feature performers. 
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