Human Rights Orchestra

Nov 1, 2014 | Off the Hook Arts

There are many projects Bruce Adolphe is involved with around the world. I think this is one of the most meaningful. It speaks to the underlying connection that music brings between cultures, countries and shared human experience. Listen to music played with pure emotional expression by people who still deeply feel the idealistic message that music can bring to humanity.  Their mission, to foster a culture of humanism through music.

MUSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS asks musicians not only to imagine themselves on the concert stage, but to consider their place on the global stage. We believe one becomes a finer musician and a more complete person by helping others.

This is a beautiful short video about the Human Rights Orchestra in Europe. It’s members are from 40 orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, La Scala, Vienna Phil, etc. If you follow the link, it is the first video on the page, called “Human Rights Orchestra in Lucerne, April 2013”. It’s about the work the orchestra does to raise money and awareness of a variety of human rights issues — in 2013 it was for people with disabilities of all types, worldwide. The video includes Laurie Rubin, the extraordinary mezzo-soprano, singing and discussing the work I  wrote for her based on her text about being blind. I am also in the video talking about composing the work for Laurie. — Bruce Adolphe