What They're Saying About Us
WNYC - New York Public Radio
"As always with this annual event – great music, a splendid cast, and all for a good cause."  — Soundcheck, September 8, 2004
See also:
"Soundcheck: Ancient Sounds Reborn" - September 8, 2004
"Soundcheck: A Call For Help" - September 10, 2003
"Soundcheck: Music Without Borders" - September 9, 2003
"Live From Merkin Concert Hall" - September 10, 2002

The New York Times
"This worthy organization was founded in a burst of musical idealism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Musicians donate their services for an annual concert that commemorates the victims and raises money for peace-related causes. This year, the program features an eclectic roster of classical and world musicians."  — September 9, 2005

“While the mood of fall is looking ahead, Sunday’s anniversary also involves some looking back. Musicians For Harmony, a group founded in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, is playing its fourth annual benefit concert on Tuesday, bringing together a pleasantly diverse group of players, from members of the Guarneri Quartet playing Beethoven to a group called Musique Sans Frontières with a bouzouki soloist.”  — September 11, 2005

The New Yorker
"This impromptu fall concert, first offered in the wake of 9/11, has become an annual tradition that aims to bridge the gap between the musical styles of East and West.” — September 12, 2005
New York Magazine
"Some excellent musicians gather for the fourth annual concert commemorating the tragedy of 9/11, to bring comfort and encourage peace…. All proceeds go to the Gezundheit! Institute, an arts-centered hospital that works to promote peace, justice, and universal care.”— September 12, 2005  

Time Out New York
"DON'T MISS... Musicians For Harmony: East meets West in this benefit for an Iraqi orchestra and the families of Sept. 11 victims. 
"Any way you look at it, this is a pretty amazing event: The Juilliard Quartet plays Bartok, the Shanghai Quartet performs Beethoven, and members of the Guarneri Quartet team up with Anne-Marie McDermott for Brahms. You'll also hear Iraqi oud virtuoso Omar Bashir and the multicultural ensemble Musique Sans Frontières. And the entire package is a benefit to raise rebuilding funds for the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra as well as Safe Horizon's World Trade Center Fund."— September 4, 2003
Strings Magazine
“The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, which created such a stir last year during its debut US concert tour, is prospering thanks, in part, to the generosity of stateside benefactors and the New York-based charity Musicians For Harmony, Inc."  — December 2004
Strad Magazine
“Musicians For Harmony, founded in the wake of 9/11, seeks to establish a bridge between the art music of the Middle East and Western classical music. Merkin Hall was nearly full for its fourth annual concert (13 September). The Shanghai Quartet opened the programme with Janácek’s ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ Quartet [which showcased] their beautiful tone and phrasing… The concluding item, Beethoven’s Trio in E-flat Major Op. 70, No. 2, found two members of the Guarneri Quartet, violinist Arnold Steinhardt and cellist Peter Wiley, joining pianist Anna Polonsky. They might consider playing more trio concerts as they seemed well suited to each other...” — December 2005

Articles About Musicians For Harmony

Musicians For Harmony: Concert to Commemorate September 11
Digitalcity.com - September 2004
The Road To Recovery: Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Magazine - March/April 2004 (PDF file)
Mission to Baghdad
Strings Magazine - March 2004
This Battle of the Bands Is Peaceable
New York Times - December 7, 2003
Concerted Effort for Good Will

Crains New York Business - December 1, 2003
Iraqi Orchestra Moves Into New Home
Associated Press - November 14, 2003
9/11: Music in Tribute and Remembrance
National Public Radio - September 11, 2002
The Arts Respond: Expressing Emotions the Classical Music Way
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - September 8, 2002
Benefit Concert to Commemorate Victims of Sept. 11
Gramophone - August 2, 2002





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