MUSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

PEOPLE MUSIC CHANGE

Advancing Dignity through Music

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MUSIC WITH PEOPLE AT THE MARGINS

Music can restore hope, strengthen resilience, provide joy, offer community, and improve health and well-being. We create music-centered workshops with people at the margins in refugee centers and camps, detention institutions, and community centers.

 
 
 
Music-centered workshop at a refugee camp near Thessaloniki, Greece

Music-centered workshop at a refugee camp near Thessaloniki, Greece

CONCERTS

We produce two professional ensembles, the Human Rights Orchestra and the Human Rights Band

 
Human Rights Orchestra

Human Rights Orchestra

Human Rights Band

Human Rights Band

The Human Rights Orchestra is a network of soloists, freelancers, and members of the great orchestras of many cities including Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Milan, and Rome who donate their services to raise funds for humanitarian and social projects.

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The Human Rights Band celebrates cultural diversity and the universality of hope, longing, grief, and joy that are expressed through music. They perform world music with musicians hailing from Tunisia, Bosnia, Iran, Syria, Turkey, and Italy.

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TEACHING AND LEARNING

Guided by human rights professors, curriculum specialists, and field practitioners, we are both learners and teachers about human rights.

 
 
 
 
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SUPPORT OF SOCIAL PROJECTS

Funds raised at the concerts of the Human Rights Orchestra support humanitarian and social projects around the world.

 
TERESA NJOROGE, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF   CLEAN START  , ADDRESSING THE AUDIENCE IN VICTORIA HALL, GENEVA

TERESA NJOROGE, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF CLEAN START, ADDRESSING THE AUDIENCE IN VICTORIA HALL, GENEVA

HIGHLIGHTS

 
 
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Upcoming Concert

06 October 2019

The Human Rights Band will be performing at the Internazionale Festival in Ferrara, 06 October 2019.

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RECENT HRO CONCERT

06 June 2019

Rachel Harnisch performed Strauss and Mahler with the Human Rights Orchestra in Lucerne, 06 June 2019

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University of Lucerne, CH

05 June 2019

Alessio Allegrini and Julian Fifer presented a lecture at the University of Lucerne, 05 June 2019: “From Rights to Responsibilities—Roles for Musicians in the 21st Century.”

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RECENT HRB CONCERT

23 May 2019

The Human Rights Band performed at Casa del Jazz in Rome, 23 May 2019