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    Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:39:10

    Kevin Spacey to Introduce WPO on September 10 - It's the World Peace Orchestra

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    Kevin Spacey x The World Peace Orchestra (WPO)!

    The WPO is bringing together more than 130 students from over 50 countries across the globe to perform in an inaugural classical music concert on September 10, 2013 at the Lincoln Center. The only truly global youth orchestra that combines both classical and ethnic instruments, WPO is a nonprofit organization that convenes young musical talent from around the world in an annual concert in New York City to demonstrate how the unifying power of music can transcend social and cultural boundaries.

    A star-studded evening is planned at the Lincoln Center. During the concert, the musicians will be led by guest Lithuanian conductor Gintaras Rinkevicius and will be joined by world renowned violinist Alexander Markov and soprano Dominika Zamara. Spacey will also be in attendance to introduce the orchestra, too.

    "Participating in the World Peace Orchestra concert represents diversity and the power of what we can do together to celebrate what unites us," Spacey, one of our finest actors, said. "Music is universal and I am honored to get to introduce these fine young musicians."

    The September concert is the culmination of a month-long program run by WPO that is dedicated to empowering young people from countries around the world, including conflict regions like Iraq, Kosovo, Uganda, and Ethiopia, to spread their message of peace through music and serve as young leaders in their own communities. For many of the students, the program marks their first trip to the United States.

    For more info, visit peaceorchestra.org/.

    Anyone plan to check out The World Peace Orchestra or this initiative? It's a good cause, so get involved.

    —Maggie Pannacione

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