Beethoven 9th Symphony for the Indus Valley / Jan 31, 8 PM / Carnegie Hall
Beethoven 9th Symphony for the Indus Valley / Jan 31, 8 PM / Carnegie Hall

20 million Pakistanis have been affected by the devastating 2010 floods.

This is more than the combined total of the 2005 Pakistan Earthquake, the 2004 Tsunami, and the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, making it the worst natural disaster in living memoryHalf of those affected are children. Seven million are still without adequate shelter. Beethoven for the Indus Valley is an urgent call to the global community to move as swiftly as possible to give the resources and support that the Pakistani people need to rebuild their lives and communities.

200+ renowned musicians will perform Beethoven's beloved 9th Symphony.


On January 31, 2011, principal artists will gather from the New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Emerson Quartet, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and other international orchestras and ensembles. Donating their artistry, this symphonic Supergroup will be joined by the legendary Dessoff Symphonic Choir and a quartet of young stars from the Metropolitan Opera.

2000+ people will gather at Carnegie Hall for this historic concert on January 31.

Beethoven's 9th Symphony will give voice to the acute need and suffering of voiceless millions affected by this catastrophic disaster. Beethoven's music and Schiller's words, "Seid Umschlungen, Millionen!" ("Be embraced, you millions!"), speak to the hope and urgency utterly central to the responsibility that we, as a global community, must heed today.
Flood Photo Courtesy Acumen Fund
Photo Courtesy of Acumen Fund

Here are three ways you can help.

Buy Tickets Now.
Tickets are available at or CarnegieCharge at
(212) 247-7800.
Cost: $35 - $199 (partially tax-deductible)

Members of the Indo-American Arts Council community are invited to get 5% off all tickets purchased for Beethoven for the Indus Valley through the Carnegie Hall Box Office by using the discount code VAL10978.

*Group Discount* 10% off your entire purchase when you buy 5 or more tickets!
Email for a 10% off discount code to use online or by phone at the Carnegie Hall box office.

Donate to Acumen Fund
 if you cannot attend the concert.
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Net proceeds will benefit Acumen Fund's work in Pakistan. Acumen Fund invests patient capital in businesses that deliver critical goods and services to the world's poor, improving the lives of millions. Acumen Fund has been working in Pakistan since 2002, with more than $11m invested in organizations tackling some of the biggest local challenges. For more information on Acumen Fund and their work in Pakistan, visit

Let the strains of "Ode to Joy" resound and carry our message of solidarity to the children, women, and men of the Indus Valley, who need our financial support so urgently.

Tomorrow will be too late.
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Best wishes,

George Mathew 

Artistic Director and Conductor
music for life international


Awais Khan

President & CEO 

American Pakistan Foundation

The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit

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