6:00 - 9:30pm
6:00pm Wine and Hors d'oeuvres
7:15pm Opening Remarks with Lara Setrakian, CEO News Deeply, Qutaiba Idlbi, Global Policy Institute and Nicholas Jaeger, Senior Program Manager International Rescue Committee
7:45pm Performance of Home Within, an audio-visual performance in which art and music develop in counterpoint to each other, creating an impressionistic reflection on the Syrian revolution and its aftermath. Created and performed by members of the Silk Road Ensemble, Kevork Mourad (live visuals) and Kinan Azmeh (clarinet).
8:45pm Q&A with the artists
In collaboration with Il Buco Alimentari, Syria supper Club, Eat Offbeat & moustache
Doors Open 6:30 / Program 7:00 - 9:30pm
Aleppo Songs is a fundraising effort whereby all profits from sheet music sales & royalties from qualifying concert performance will be donated to Doctors Without Borders for their heroic efforts in Syria & beyond. Read more here.
8:15pm Panel Discussion
Ali Velshi, MSNBC anchor
Sara Afshar, Director of Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad
Stephen Rapp, former US Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice
Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU/SPS Center for Global Affairs