The Earth Institute, Columbia University Presents
Music for a Sustainable Planet
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The International Conference on Sustainable Development presents "Music for a Sustainable Planet" featuring The Kronos Quartet and ÆON Music Ensemble performing works in response to Climate Change. At this pivotal time in history as World Leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the adoption and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, this concert offers a musical interpretation of what is at stake and what is possible. Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute will offer opening remarks that contextualize the larger issues being faced by all of us as we work for a more sustainable future.

The program will include a World Premiere of "Rise" by Vladislav Boguinia, a piece inspired by data revealing the desperate state of our oceans. The Kronos Quartet and the ÆON Music Ensemble will premier this amazing multi-media work as well as presenting pieces by Omar Souleyman, Hamza El Din, and Terry Riley.