Music Diplomacy

How notes and sounds can change the world for the better.

 

Oregon Music Festival

EMMA for Peace is proud to announce a partnership with Oregon Music Festival. OMF is a professional, international music festival dedicated to performance, promotion and development of classical music. As a summer music festival the event seeks to fill a gap in the city’s classical music offerings, in particular in the area of symphonic music. OMF is led by the Artistic Collegium (a group of distinguished musicians), managed by a professional staff and governed by local citizens. OMF is committed to high musical standards, the latest in music scholarship and music education. The festival seeks to engage both local and international artists and present a spectrum of complementary works with a core emphasis on one or more composers. OMF’s education efforts are channeled through Orpheus Academy Northwest which provides mentoring to young local musicians by festival’s resident artists.... read more

EMMA for Peace in Cyprus

  13 November 2015 Nicosia, Cyprus  The Shoe Factory 7.30 pm Paolo Petrocelli, Founder and President of EMMA for Peace (European Mediterranean Music Academy), will give a talk on “Music and Diplomacy” examining the effectiveness of this art form in international affairs, global development, and social justice effort. The Lecture will be given in English and will last approximately one hour. It is organized as part of the Pharos Arts Foundation’s project “Music In Tempore Belli”, which will culminate in the concert by Ergon Ensemble on 12 November 2015 featuring works inspired by war. http://www.pharosartsfoundation.org/Paolo_Petrocelli_lecture.htm... read more

EMMA for Peace at Jordan Hall, Boston

31 October 2015 Boston, USA Jordan Hall – New England Conservatory 8.00 pm EMMA for Peace is proud to partner with Swiss Gart to present Korean Chamber Orchestra on US tour celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015. New world star mezzo soprano Carly Paoli, who recently performed at Terme di Caracalla in Rome with Jose Carreras and Andrea Bocelli, participates on this event thanks to EMMA for Peace. South Korean violinist Soyoung Yoon one of the brightest violinists of her generation will magnify the concert, along with UNESCO Artists for Peace, violinist Ino Mirkovic. Conductor of the concert will be Sergey Smbatyan who was honored with the French Medal of Arts and Letters as Knight. The concert will be held on the 31st October 2015 at 8:00pm in Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston.... read more

EMMA for Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York

27 October 2015 New York, USA Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage 8.00 pm EMMA for Peace is proud to partner with Swiss Gart to present Korean Chamber Orchestra on US tour celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015. New world star mezzo soprano Carly Paoli, who recently performed at Terme di Caracalla in Rome with Jose Carreras and Andrea Bocelli, participates on this event thanks to EMMA for Peace. South Korean violinist Soyoung Yoon one of the brightest violinists of her generation will magnify the concert. The concert is under patronage of UNESCO and part of UNESCO’s 70th anniversary celebration, with participation of UNESCO Artists for Peace, violinist Ino Mirkovic and double bass Milton Masciadri. Conductor of the concert will be Sergey Smbatyan who was honored with the French Medal of Arts and Letters as Knight. The concert will be held on the 27th October 2015 at 8:00pm in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New... read more

EMMA for Peace in Azerbaijan

22 September 2015 Baku, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan State Philharmonie 7.00 pm As part of the Uzeyir Hajibayli International Music Festival, EMMA for Peace will present for the first time a project in Azerbaijan: masterclasses and a concert. EMMA for Peace artists Ayyub Guliyev (Azerbaijan), Michele Campanella (Italy), Kinan Azmeh (Syria), Miina Jarvi (Estonia) will gather together to give a concert on 22nd September at 7.00 pm at Azerbaijan State Philharmonie, joined by the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra named after Uzeyir Hadjibeyli. On September 21st at 3.00 pm pianist Michele Campanella and violinist Miina Jarvi will give a masterclass and meet some of the local students of  Gara Garayev Musical School.   Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra named after Uzeyir Hadjibeyli Conductor: Ayyub Guliyev (Azerbaijan) Soloists : Michele Campanella (Italy) Miina Jarvi (Estonia) Kinan Azmeh (Siria) Program : L.Beethoven – 4th Piano concerto Kinan Azmeh – “Wedding” from the Suite for clarinet and orchestra Gara Garayev – Violin concerto Pierre Thilloy – 7th Symphony “Yanardag” (Mountain of... read more

Ravello Festival/Peace Concert

11 August 2015 Ravello, Italy Ravello | Belvedere di Villa Rufolo,  4.45 am CONCERTO all’ALBA | Ravello Festival EMMA for Peace partner of the Peace Concert under the patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO. Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice Alvise Casellati, conductor Michelangelo Carbonara, piano Josu De Solaun*, piano | Stefan Tarara*, violin | Eun-Sun Hong*, cello *First prize  “George Enescu” Competition 2014 Music by Beethoven, Dvořák, Fauré, Carrara** **First premiere Info... read more

EMMA for Peace at United Nations

30 July 2015 United Nations Head Quarter  New York, USA EMMA for Peace Founder and President, Paolo Petrocelli, participated as a speaker at the Junior Chamber International Partnership Summit at the United Nations Head Quarter in New York, USA. The 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit united all sectors of society to discuss important issues facing the world and serves as a catalyst for all sectors to accept responsibility and act. Young active citizens are mobilizers in creating sustainable impact at the local level, and throughout this event, participants identified action steps to create positive change looking toward the future through 2030. Petrocelli presented EMMA for Peace and its projects as a speaker of  the session “Peace, Prosperity and Sustaining the Future”.  Moderator Mark Leon Goldberg Editor, UN Dispatch Susan Petrisin President-elect, Kiwanis International Nik Sekhran Director of Sustainable Development, United Nations Development Programme Falu Njie Deputy Director for Policy, UN Millennium Campaign Paolo Petrocelli Founder, Emma for... read more

EMMA for Peace Official Partner of the Italian Brass Week

Along with the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, the Italian National Committee for UNICEF and the  Opera Theatre of Florence, EMMA for Peace will be Official Partner of the the annual Brass International Festival “Italian Brass Week“, which will take place in Florence from 19 to 26 July 2015. Horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba players from over 25 countries and 4 different continents will meet to share music and perform in unique and spectacular concerts. www.italianbrass.com... read more

EMMA for Peace at Dialog Milano with Iraqi musician Karim Wasfi

On June 10th 2015 at 6.00pm  at Teatro Litta in Milan (Italy), on occasion of the conference “Travels of Hope: Europe, religions and hospitality”, promoted by Dialog Milano, a space dedicated to the inter-religious dialogue in Milan (Italy), EMMA for Peace will present a music performance by Iraqi cellist Karim Wasfi, who recently carried his instrument to the site of a bomb explosion in Al Mansour, Baghdad, and played music as a message to terrorists that Baghdad will never die. On a video posted on Facebook, via independent Iraqi media channel Soutuna, Wasfi said that he wanted to respond to the bombing with music. He said: “It’s my way of expressing my feelings”. He sat playing the cello as a crowd gathered around him. Shop owners also stopped cleaning and listened to the man playing in the middle of war zone. Pictures and videos of Wasfi went viral on social media and got thousands of comments supporting his performance.  ... read more