An orchestra gathers in Paris to play for those who died

Twenty-three musicians from 19 nations are arriving in Paris this morning to play a concert in memory of victims of Friday’s massacre. They include eight concertmasters from 17 leading orchestras.

The perfromance, tonight at 7pm, will consist of works by Barber and Tschaikovsky. It will be directed by concertmasters of  the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France and the Paris Opéra orchestra.

The event, planned originally by Valery Gergiev’s World Orchestra for Peace, to mark the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, will be webcast here.

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