The KT Wong Foundation is proud to support the first UN Youth Orchestra at the reopening of the UN General Assembly Hall on October 24, 2014. The event is part of the United Nations Day celebrations and the second annual Lang Lang & Friends Annual Gala by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation (LLIMF).
Lead by Manuel López Gómez, world famous pianist Lang Lang will perform with an orchestra of 80 children from over 20 countries and four continents.
The United Nations Day is traditionally reserved as a special concert for the General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, with the aim to reflect the global impact the UN has offered the world in its work, through the most universal of all languages, music.
In 2011 the KT Wong Foundation was the sole foundation partner supporting renowned conductor Sir Daniel Barenboim and his West Eastern Divan Orchestra’s (WEDO) first tour of China. Barenboim and the late Edward Said created this trailblazing orchestra of young musicians from widely divergent beliefs with the express goal to bridge cultures and promote dialogue between them through music. The KT Wong Foundation’s support of the coming UN Youth Orchestra further demonstrates the foundation’s commitment to supporting young talents and fostering cross-cultural dialogue.
With a similar mission to inspire and motivate the next generation of classical music lovers and performers and to encourage music performance at all levels, KT Wong Foundation is delighted to support the LLIMF at this historical event.