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UNICEF appoints Berliner Philharmoniker Goodwill Ambassador

Ms. Hilde F. Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
Sir Simon Rattle, Artistic Director, Berliner Philharmoniker
Pamela Rosenberg, Managing Director, Berliner Philharmoniker
Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin
Young performers

Official ceremony to announce the appointment of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

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Saturday 17 November 2007 at 7:00 pm

United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway at 175th St New York, NY 10033

Background: The formal ceremony will be held in the intermission of a performance of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Education Project, with a two-part programme: Songs: ‘Ritual Rhythms’ and Dance: ‘The Rite of Spring’. Under these projects, more than 100 schoolchildren will perform their self composed music under the topic ‘Ritual Rhythms’ and will dance to Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ as performed by the symphony orchestra under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle.

For further information and interview requests, please contact:

Kate Donovan, UNICEF New York, +1-212-326-7452, kdonovan@unicef.org
Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, +1-212-326-7162, nmekki@unicef.org
Dieter Pool, German National Committee for UNICEF, Dieter.Pool@unicef.de




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