Lidiya Yankovskaya Leads Refugee Orchestra at UN

October 24, 2018


Russian-American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya led her Refugee Orchestra Project and prominent Indian musicians in a Unity Concert at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York. The concert celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the UN’s founding and its eponymous United Nations Day, honoring peace and the common humanity of citizens around the globe.

The Refugee Orchestra Project, conceived to demonstrate the vitally important role that refugees from across the globe have played in our country's culture and society, accompanied sarod virtuoso Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.

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