Rattle, Barenboim, Eschenbach back Vienna Philharmonic refugees appealmain
Four weeks ago, the musicians of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra bought a disused inn for the purpose of housing homeless refugees.
Tonight, they start raising funds for its upkeep. Do help if you can.
Message from the orchestra:
We are currently living in a time in which it is vitally important to set a clear example of humanitarianism. We want to help form a world worth living in, and this is why we have decided to open a house for asylum seekers. After acquisition and renovation the house will be passed into the capable hands of the DIAKONIE Refugee Commission. This house, its inhabitants, and the town in which it is located will be supported by an active patronage. Read more about on our website’s blogwww.wienerphilharmoniker.a
With your help we can make this dream a reality! In just a few days our Crowdfunding campaign will go live on wemakeit.com and we would be grateful for your support. Let’s set an united example!
UPDATE: It’s live now. First 3,000 Euros pledged. Click here.
And there’s a video with appeals from three maestros.