On October 17, 2017 I had the distinct honor to perform at the United Nations for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. I performed Spanish Romance and Sor’s Etude No. 5 in the UN Conference Hall. This was truly an unforgettable and life-changing experience. I can still remember looking up at hundreds of world leaders while I was playing.
I also performed my arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah for choir and guitar continuo next to a portion of the Berlin Wall in the UN Garden. The entire community joined me during the chorus of the song. It was a surreal and magical experience.
I’m excited to join ATD Fourth World’s global campaign to stop poverty by uniting people through music. I’d like to thank ATD Fourth World for inviting me to perform at the UN for this wonderful event. Together we can end poverty once and for all! To learn more about how to end poverty, visit atd-fourthworld.org
You can watch my performance in the UN Conference Hall below. I perform at 22:05 and 37:00:
Or watch it on Youtube:
You can watch my performance of Hallelujah in the UN Garden here: