Editor's Note: WilmingtonFAVS was a community partner in organizing this event.
The Sister Cities Association of Wilmington, Inc., (SCAW) is organizing a second free concert as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days called Harmony for Humanity at 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 21) at St. Mary Catholic Church on the corner of Fifth and Ann streets. Pearl was killed in 2002 while reporting for the Wall Street Journal on terrorism in Pakistan.
This event, like the first one in October 2010, brings local interfaith artists and musical groups together to celebrate Pearl’s life and the goal of world peace through music.
Groups performing include New Beginning Christian Church's Dance Ministry, Suzuki Talent Education of Wilmington, Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, Girls’ Choir of Wilmington, B’nai Israel Synagogue's Kavanotes, Carolina Vocal Arts Ensemble, Pedro Esparza and GLOW Hand Mime Ministry from Pine Valley United Methodist Church.
Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky, leader of the Temple of Israel, will offer a tribute to Pearl at the concert, and Bob Gruber, publisher of the StarNews, will speak during the concert on the importance of freedom of the press. Michelle Li of WECT News will emcee the event.
“The hope is that by offering programs that include music, journalism and dialogue we can help to unite people across cultures and help to support friendships around the world, “ commented Marilyn Cantarella, SCAW President. SCAW is undertaking the concert as part of its mission – “to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”
In its 11th year, more than 8,900 concerts in 119 countries have been held to bring about a more peaceful world.
Details: visit SCAW’S website at: http://www.scawilmington.org/
- Amanda Greene