Together we can achieve great things, but we can only do so if we listen to and support each other, just as we do in music. This is why it’s important to me to support the worldwide, life-saving work of the UNHCR with tonight’s concert benefiting the UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe. Daniel Barenboim
For more than 82 million people around the world, fleeing violence and persecution is the only way to find security and make a new beginning for themselves. Together with the Barenboim-Said Akademie, the UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe, German partner organization of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, hosts this special concert as a tribute to its work through more than four decades. This year, which marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Convention on Refugees, the aim is to pay tribute to the courage and resilience of forcibly displaced people worldwide, and to call for solidarity with them—as a milestone toward a whole-of- society approach that brings together emergency humanitarian aid, long-term development goals, and international collaboration. To mark this occasion, Daniel Barenboim performs piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe.