The Berliner Philharmoniker to give benefit concert for Haiti – Live on the Web
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BERLIN 18 February 2010 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador The Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and featuring pianist Mitsuko Uchida are dedicating a concert on Saturday, 20 February (8:00 p.m. GMT +1) to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. All proceeds from the concert and the Digital Concert Hall webcast will be donated to UNICEF’s emergency assistance for children in Haiti.
Classical music fans all over the world can watch the concert online live in the Digital Concert Hall at www.berliner-philharmoniker.de.
“We are giving the concert on the 20 February to raise money for the catastrophe in Haiti,” said Sir Simon Rattle, asking people to watch the concert (which is sold out in the Philharmonie) live in the Digital Concert Hall. “As the proceeds from every online ticket will go directly to UNICEF, please join us, enjoy the concert and help us at the same time.”
The Berliner Philharmoniker has been an international UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007.
The orchestra’s Berlin concerts are broadcast live at www.berliner-philharmoniker.de and are available in a video archive within a few days.
Background on the concert:
A video message from Sir Simon Rattle: