Pearl Music Day Under Way with Nearly 300 Concerts in
More Than 30 Countries
Record Number of Musicians Join in a Global Concert
of "Harmony for Humanity"
Los Angeles – October 8, 2004 —The
Third Annual Daniel Pearl Music Day, a global celebration
of Harmony for Humanity, kicks off today with nearly
300 concerts in more than thirty countries. Registration
The growing list of participants includes orchestras
and chorale groups; music festivals showcasing folk,
bluegrass, jazz, rock, world music, fusion and more;
youth concerts, inter-faith events and other performances.
The full list of concerts is available at www.danielpearl.org/musicday04.
A project of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, Daniel Pearl
Music Day links professional and amateur musicians throughout
the world in an affirmation of our common humanity.
Participants make commitments to respect differences
and stand against bigotry and hatred. Musical events
are encouraged to participate in Music Day throughout
the celebration from October 8-17. Musicians performing
during these dates are invited to register concerts
with the Daniel Pearl Foundation at www.danielpearl.org/musicday04
and to make dedications from the stage.
“People have united to form a legacy of hope
that extends beyond our family’s grief,”
said Ruth Pearl, Daniel’s mother and CFO of the
Daniel Pearl Foundation. “On what would have been
Danny’s 41st birthday, we are honored that musicians
and their audiences around the globe are sharing his
unwavering belief in the unifying power of music.”
Highlights of this year’s Music Day dedications
* Nearly 50 orchestras and chorale groups in Jordan,
Malta, Poland, South Africa, Israel, Greece, Canada,
Mexico, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and throughout
the United States, featuring renowned musicians such
as Zubin Mehta, Yefim Bronfman, Ida Haendel and Sir
* Over 20 festivals representing musical styles from
Acapella to Zydeco and everything in between.
* Over 20 events broadcast by radio, television or
via the internet, such as "Songs of Hope and Freedom"
at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage in Washington,
* Dozens of inter-faith programs including Yair Dalal's
Jewish-Arab ensemble in Tel Aviv; the Arab-Jewish Youth
Orchestra in Ra’anana, Israel; a Jewish, Catholic,
and Muslim students’ concert in Los Angeles; and
a musical tour of the Mediterranean Basin in London.
* Concerts with a direct connection to Daniel Pearl
include a special performance of Russell Steinberg's
"Stories of My Favorite Planet" based on Pearl's
articles in the Wall Street Journal; violin performances
by Jeremy Kittel and Kailin Yong, recipients of the
Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin; Todd Mack's radio show
[Off the Beat-n-Track] featuring recordings of Daniel
Pearl on fiddle; Pearl’s former band-mates Jimmy
Lang, Cheryl Brown and Michael Tobin performing in Berkeley,
California, and Mariane Pearl’s “Guateque”
Daniel Pearl Music Day was started in 2002 in honor
of Wall Street Journal reporter and musician Daniel
Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan by
terrorists. The annual event falls around his October
10th birthday and carries on his practice of reaching
out in friendship through music.
There is no financial or fundraising obligation for
participation. Register online at www.danielpearl.org,
by fax at 1-707-829-9483, or email at [email protected].
About the Daniel Pearl Foundation
The Daniel Pearl Foundation works domestically and internationally
to promote cross-cultural understanding, to combat cultural
and religious hatred, to encourage responsible and creative
journalism, and to unite through music. The Foundation
thanks the Skirball Foundation for encouraging youth
involvement in these activities. For more information
please visit www.danielpearl.org
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