On February 18, the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the WEF with a panel discussion and concert at Carnegie Hall. The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature violinists Joshua Bell and Julian Rachlin; conductors Valery Gergiev and Carlos Miguel Prieto; and musicians from the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, El Sistema of Venezuela, the Manhattan School of Music, and New England Conservatory. The program will include works by Moncayo, Waxman, Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns, Sarasate, and Ravel. An 11 a.m. panel discussion will feature leaders from business, arts, academia, and politics, and will focus on the role and transformational impact of the arts in society. Panelists will include Deborah Borda, president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, chief executive officer of Strategic Investment Group and founding chairman of Youth Orchestra of the Americas; José-Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema; Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of World Economic Forum; and James Wolfensohn, chairman of Wolfensohn & Company. Erwann Michel-Kerjan—managing director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the Wharton School—will moderate the panel discussion. More information is available at www.yoa.org/wef and www.carnegiehall.org.
Posted February 10, 2010