HUMAN RIGHTS ORCHESTRA

Performing masterpieces of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Mahler as well as newly commissioned works inspired by human rights, the orchestra has attracted wonderful soloists and enthusiastic audiences to support numerous humanitarian and social projects around the world.

 
Human Rights Orchestra audience in Lucerne, Switzerland

Human Rights Orchestra audience in Lucerne, Switzerland

 
 
Alessio Allegrini, founder and artistic director of Musicians For Human Rights

Alessio Allegrini, founder and artistic director of Musicians For Human Rights

 

Conducted by Alessio Allegrini, the Human Rights Orchestra is an ever expanding community of musicians who support humanitarian and social projects with fundraising concerts. Gathering mostly from across Europe for an intense three days of rehearsals, the orchestra presents programs ranging from masterpieces of the repertoire to commissioned works inspired by human rights issues, events, and champions.

Concerts have featured both young artists and world-renown soloists including Maria João Pires, Isabelle Faust, Ilya Gringolts, Imogen Cooper, Rachel Harnisch, and Hélène Grimaud. Through the generosity of concert sponsors, ticket income is donated to local and international organizations supporting marginalized people: to date, 18 organizations in 13 countries.

Representatives of the beneficiary organizations are invited to address their supporters—the orchestra and the audience—who benefit from receiving a personal connection to the purposes, activities, and outcomes of the social projects.

 

The Human Rights Orchestra

The Human Rights Orchestra

Bassoonists, five cellists, and two violists who performed in the Lucerne concert of 2017

Bassoonists, five cellists, and two violists who performed in the Lucerne concert of 2017