YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra presents Concert for Global Peace with Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor and Alexander Markov, Violin on September 27 at Carnegie Hall features 100 young musicians from 74 lands. The orchestra will perform on the same day in United Nations Week when their countries are represented at the United Nations during the General Assembly meetings.
Activist, philanthropist, humanitarian, actor and producer, Danny Glover is bringing his star-shine as host for this event. Glover is known for his role in the Lethal Weapon film franchise, as well as for the indie films he’s produced and in which he’s starred.
From 1998-2004, Glover was a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, focusing on issues of poverty, disease and economic development, and he currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador.
After his Broadway debut in Fugard’s “Master Harold…and the Boys,” director Robert Benton cast Glover in his first leading role in 1984’s Academy Award-nominated Best Picture, “Places in the Heart.” The following year Glover starred in two more Best Picture nominated films: Peter Weir’s “Witness” and Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple.” His career in television has included Emmy nominated performances in shows such as HBO’s “Mandela” and the mini-series, “Lonesome Dove” to just touch on some highlights.
To learn more about the YPHIL program, visit www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/9/27/0800/PM/YPHIL-International-Philharmonic-Orchestra/