Gruppo UNA, as hospitality partner, supports the UNHCR and the concert and charity event “Christmas Lights – Concert for Syria”: an extraordinary music evening.
24 Nov 2018
Gruppo UNA, as hospitality partner, supports the UNHCR and the concert and charity event “Christmas Lights – Concert for Syria”: an extraordinary music evening presented by the Italian host Camila Raznovich to give a voice to all the victims of Syrian civil war and to raise public awareness on one of the largest humanitarian crisis underway.
The annual fundraising event, organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is scheduled for Wednesday 28th november at Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan. Artistic and music director will be the young Italian excellence Beatrice Venezi, supported by Syrian compositor and conductor Nahel Al Halabi.
Gruppo UNA shares this awareness message opening the doors of Contessa Jolanda Hotel & Residence Milano – one of 40 Italian hotels owned by Gruppo UNA – to all the musicians staying in Milan during the concert.
Supporting UNHCR in this important solidarity initiative and welcoming the musicians means, according to Gruppo UNA, symbolically host people escaping from international conflicts as Syrian War. This contribution is deserved in terms of social sustainability right in Milan, the city where Gruppo UNA is based and with whom it as always a strong bond.
During the music night you will hear the performances of the Orchestra Milano Classica, a chamber music group with some solo, the Damascus String Quintet, a bow quintet composed by syrian musicians who took refuge in many European countries, including Italy, togheter with international musicians. Artists will have the possibility to tell, through musical language, their story and their experience proposing a program in which you can appreciate a mixture of traditional music, classic repertoire and contemporary authors. Mezzo-soprano Mirna Kassis will also perform during the night.
The program includes:
- Farid Al Atrash (arr. Elio Veniali) | Ya Zahratan
- Salah Namek | The Lovely Girl
- Maias Alyamani | Sea Waves
- Nahel Al Halabi | Fino a quando | Casa nel cuore | Oltre
- Giacomo Puccini | Crisantemi
- Giuseppe Verdi (arr. E. Krakamp/G. Briccialdi) | Fantasia su La Traviata (per flauto e orchestra)
- Antonio Vivaldi | Estate (from Quattro stagioni)
- Ottorino Respighi | Giga dalla Suite (for bows)
- Pietro Mascagni | Ave Maria
- Jehad Jazbeh | My beautiful Homeland
The fundraising will be done through the donations in order to sell tickets (single or package) to individuals or Corporate. Proceeds will be used by UNHCR to ensure humanitarian assistance to Syrian evacuees and refugees, especially in order to help them in facing winter.