On the occasion of the 5th Conference of the Parties of the


The Artist Network

The United World Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

"Caring for our Future"
"classical music & technology for sustainable living"

under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer

classical music synchronized with digitally mastered multimedia images
- a reflection on the human civilization -

31st October 1999 in Bonn the official cutural event,
live broadcasted on GERMAN TV at Beethoven Concert Hall .

The United World Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and its music are the focal point of the evening. Futuristic communications technology such as "virtual multimedia technology" will be employed to visually present live concerts of classical music.Images showing the state of our world will merge with the orchestra and the music and transport the viewer into a realistic fantasy world. The evening also experiments with the senses - images and sound will be united to create a new experience of classical music.

"Youth is the Future" - this key idea is the pillar on which this project has developed and taken on a highly unique viewpoint of the closing century and more particularly of the new millennium. Having arrived at the end of the 20th century it seems that there is no tangible history and no clear view of life upon which young people can orientate themselves. But hidden from sight in the minds of some people there is something which they are able to visualise very clearly and which has led to a new view of life, namely the idea of "sustainable development", of living and economising so that the next generation will not be worse off than we today. This concept of the future has become the hub of the event.

On this particular evening, Youth is symbolised by an international orchestra which has been specially brought together for this live event. The artists come from all corners of the earth, are aged between 18 and 25, and every one of them is a professional musician. The orchestra can be seen as a microcosm of "sustainable living" for only when all the musicians play together in a disciplined manner and strive towards a common goal will they be crowned with success. And note that these young people are bringing us all a gift: the gift of their wonderful music, the precious cultural heritage of past generations, the timeless and stimulating beauty of classical music which appeals to all our senses.



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Beethovenhalle Bonn
31st October 1999

   Volker Angres  

Antonio Vivaldi
(1678 - 1741)
The Four Seasons
Finale from "Summer"

   Prince and Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein  
  Victor Emanuel von Monteton  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 - 1791)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 21 in C major, K. 467
2nd movement
Victor Emanuel von Monteton, piano

  Orchestras own 30 kW photovoltaic panels on roof of Beethovenhalle  
  Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of UNEP and Patron of "United World Philharmonic"  

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770 - 1827)
Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 "Pastoral" 1st movement
Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande
(Awakening of Cheerful Feelings upon Arrival in the Country)
Allegro ma non troppo

  Athena Ronquillo, Greenpeace Philipins  
  Jürgen Trittin, German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Savety  

Georges Bizet
(1838 - 1875)

  Hermann Scheer, Winner of the "Alternative Nobel Award"  
  Marisol Montalvo  

Heitor Villa-Lobos
(1887 - 1959)
Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
for Soprano, Solo Cello and Cello Ensemble
(Text: Ruth V. Correa)
I. Aria (Cantilena).
Marisol Montalvo, soprano

  Delegates from 186 countries  
  Tahar Hadj-Sadok, Deputy Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  

Claude Debussy
(1862 - 1918)
La Mer
Trois Esquisses symphoniques
2. Jeux de vagues. Allegro

  Christopher Flavin, World Watch Institute  
  Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade  

Maurice Ravel
(1875 - 1937)
Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2
Fragments symphoniques - 2e série
Lever du jour - Pantomine - Danse générale

  UNFCCC staff member and a "happy ending"  
  Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade  

Gustav Mahler
(1860 - 1911)
Symphony No. 3 in D minor
4th movement
Sehr langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp
(Text: Friedrich Nietzsche)
Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade, mezzo-soprano

  Happy ending  
  Marisol Montalvo, Ray M. Wade jr.  

Leonard Bernstein
(1918 - 1990)
West Side Story
"Something´s coming"
Marisol Montalvo, soprano
Ray M. Wade jr., tenor

  Happy ending  

The Final of the "Firebird-Suite" from Igor Stravinsky
"A short ride in a fast machine" from John Adams

Conductor: Jonathan Sheffer


broadcasted and co-produced by
the environmental programme department of ZDF/arte/3sat


Public Sponsors

  • Bundespresseamt (German Governmental Press Office)
  • Bundesumweltministerium (German Federal Ministry of Environment)
  • Deutsches Luft- und Raumfahrtzentrum (German Aerospace Center)
  • Stadt Bonn (City of Bonn)
  • Stadtwerke Bonn (Bonn Energy)

Environmental Organisations

Environmental Technology Sponsors

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Schulung in regenerativer Energietechnik e.V. (Association for education in sustainable energy technology)
  • Solvis Energiesysteme
  • ASRE e.V. Producer of Solar-Cooker for the Developing Countries

Ecological Clothing

Ecological Food


ASRE SOLARCOOKER on the right side, ASRE e.V. Producer of Solar-Cooker for the Developing Countries

orchestra and sponsors