Encore! Pianist Highlights the UN MDGs at Lincoln Center in New York City
This moving performance — of the Brahms 'Andante' — was a highlight of the "Raise Your Voice" Concert convened at the Lincoln Center Kaplan Penthouse in New York City. It features Shun-Yang Lee, then an award-winning student at the Bard Conservatory of Music. Timed on the eve of the United Nations MDGs Summit in September, 2010, this Concert raised awareness about the deep connections between all eight UN Millennium Development Goals and the core Goals of Child & Maternal Health — MDGs 4 & 5.
This video demonstrates how the Concert also shared a widescreen photo-journalism series depicting these connections.
The Concert was Co-Sponsored by CoNGO — the Congress of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the UN — and by NIGH, one of the Founders of the 2010 International Year of the Nurse / Florence Nightingale Centennial — dedicated to advocating for the achievement of all eight UN MDGs.
This Concert's photo-journalism music message was the initial idea for NIGH's 2012 'Daring, Caring & Sharing' Maternal Health Awareness Campaign.
This video is accessed from NIGH's archives. Mr. Lee has granted NIGH full permission to share this video by this means. At the time of this Concert, Mr. Lee was also serving as a volunteer in the CoNGO offices in New York City. His photo, left, is accessed from Mr. Lee's Linkedin page and used with permission.
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