12.12.2013 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Fund-raising concert for UNESCO literacy project in Senegal

This year, on 12 December, the International Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra is giving a concert at UNESCO's Headquarters in Paris to support a UNESCO literacy project in Senegal.

The earnings generated by the sale of the concert program will be donated to PAJEF, UNESCO’s literacy project for girls and women in Senegal.

This project, coordinated by the UNESCO’s Regional Office in Dakar, aims to improve access to education for 40,000 neo-literate and illiterate women aged 15-55 years. Launched in Senegal in January 2012, the project is the result of a public/private partnership between UNESCO and Procter&Gamble (Always).

In May 2013, the International Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra supported a UNESCO literacy project for orphans in Burundi.

About the concert

The International Philharmonic Chorus will present, in the UNESCO’s Grand Auditorium in Paris, “La Traviata” a Verdi’s opera, this Thursday, 12th, 2013 at 8.30pm.

Founded in 1994, the International Philharmonic Orchestra (OPI) regroups about 50 professional musicians coming from at least 20 countries. In 1997, Amine Kouider, a dynamic and committed conductor, benefiting from his double culture and his glorious initiatives (Re-opening of Alger’s Opera in 2001, founder of the Algeria-France Orchestra in 2012), founded the International Philharmonic Chorus that now counts more than 150 choir, also coming from several countries.

As UNESCO’s residents, the International Philharmonic Chorus and its conductor, Amine Kouider, are contributing to the campaigns that the Organization is leading to promote peace, development and cultural dialogue. This is why, the Chorus and its conductor were nominated “UNESCO Artists for Peace”.

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