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Help Music Unites Ambassador Jonathan Batiste Raise Money for MUYC in Harlem


On December 8, 2011 at 10PM at SoHo House in New York, you're invited to an intimate concert with jazz musician Jonathan Batiste to help raise money for his selected after-school Music Unites Youth Choir in Harlem. Music Unites will celebrate Batiste's Music Unites ambassadorship and his dream to expose all kids to the wonderful world of music. Tickets are $50 in order to attend and all proceeds will go towards funding Batiste's Music Unites Youth Choir.

Posted on December 08, 2011

Music Unites & Rolling Stone Present Diane Birch, Mia Moretti & Caitlin Moe


Music Unites has joined with Rolling Stone to present two amazing performances: DJ Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe and singer-song writer Diane Birch.  The event is part of Music Unites' Women's Empowerment initiative and will take place October 4, 2010 at Le Bain on top of the Standard Hotel.

Diane Birch is a singer songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her debut album Bible Belt serves up her own portrait of American music in all its breadth and majesty, touching down on Beale Street, Bourbon Street, Tin Pan Alley, Laurel Canyon, South Philly, Brooklyn street corners and many points in between. The album has been considered a tour-de-force and her goal is to empower other women through her music and message.

DJ Mia Moretti is a permanent nightlife fixture at some of the country’s hottest events and venues.  She has performed alongside popular musicians such as Courtney Love and Snoop Dog and recently played Chelsea Clinton's wedding. Her remix of Katy Perry’s hit single "Hot N Cold" landed on the Billboard Dance Music Charts for 10 straight weeks, and her remix of "Peacock" is featured on the Perry's latest album "Teenage Dream."

Cailtin Moe began playing violin at the age of 4, but was later criticized for being
too animated and too interpretive with her classical selections, which soon led her to discover songwriting and the infusion of strings with other genres. Fresh off the 2009-2010 west coast tour with multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra as their featured electric violinist, Moe has currently been touring with DJ Mia Moretti, exploding out of the ordinary classical violin and electrifying audiences in hotspots across the country.

Posted on September 19, 2010

Music Unites Present Violinist Philippe Quint


On Tuesday, September 28th, Music Unites will host a classical music showcase with
two-time Grammy award nominee violinist Philippe Quint as an exclusive private
benefit concert celebrating the release of his new album, “Paganini.”

Philippe is poised to become one of today’s most unusual and prolific recording
artists. Following in the footsteps of another Naxos artist conductor Marin Alsop,
he is one of the first young artists to shun the traditional big recording label model
and came to the international attention after receiving a Grammy Nomination for
his debut CD of the William Schuman Concerto in 2001.

Now, seven critically acclaimed recordings later and on the wings of a second
Grammy Nomination for his 2009 Billboard chart topping recording of the
Korngold Violin Concerto- in August 2010 Philippe came out with yet another
original CD of works by Niccolo Paganini in arrangements by Fritz Kresiler. This
unique collection represents a combination of Kreisler's charm and Paganini's
ferocious finger twisting virtuosity with a great gift for memorable melodies that
inspired many composers, including Brahms, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff.

Posted on September 19, 2010

Music Unites Celebrates Fashion Week with Reni Lane


Reni Lane has a busy schedule. She's playing Fashion Night Out, Richie Rich's Heatherette show after-party and a number of gigs during CMJ. Catch her first during an intimate performance hosted by Music Unites this Wednesday, September 8th at 65 Greene Street. Doors open at 7pm. 

Posted on September 08, 2010

Music Unites Classical Music Showcase Series Presents Mikhail Simonyan with Musicians of the New York Philharmonic


Music Unites will host another event as part of our Classical Music Showcase Series at City Winery June 14, 2010. Internationally recognized Russian-Armenian violinist Mikhail Simonyan, hailed as having "a flawless, liquid line and ravishing tone," by the Washington Post, will join together with musicians from the New York Philharmonic.  The performance will feature music written by legendary virtuoso and composer Nathan Milstein, the notoriously difficult Passacaglia for violin and viola on a theme by Handel by Johan Halvorsen, and Brahm's gorgeous Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 for piano, violin, viola, and cello.

The evening will benefit the Afghanistan National Institue of Music (ANIM), in Kabul as part of Mikhail's Beethoven Not Bullets initiative. Beethoven Not Bullets raises funds to sponsor students at ANIM, which is the war-torn country’s only music school. ANIM’s mission is to educate a new generation of musicians, regardless of ethnicity or gender, revitalizing music in Afghanistan and restoring it as a strong cultural voice.

This is a wonderful chance to experience Mikhail and the New York Philharmonics music in an intimate setting. Tickets are just $30 for General Admission and $50 for VIP, which includes a signed CD. Purchase yours on our Events page at  In addition, Mikhail will be joining the full New York Philharmonic for his debut as soloist with the orchestra on June 29 and 30 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. 

Posted on June 01, 2010

Music Unites Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary


It was just one year ago that New York-based charity Music Unites was founded by Michelle Edgar to support music education in underfunded inner city school districts and bring music to underserved communities. 

In celebration of our one year anniversary, Music Unites is hosting an exclusive benefit concert celebrating artists of all genres from pop, rock to rap, with a total of eight acts. This event has been made possible thanks to the support of the Annie O. Music Series, Cooper Square Penthouse and AriZona Beverages. Musicians who have been behind the cause from the start have donated their time and will come out to support the cause including Tamarama, As Tall As Lions, Matt White, Jaicko, Maino, Niia, Rachel Platten and DJ DL.

It's also Michelle's birthday, so be sure to wish her a happy one!  Tickets are SOLD OUT.

Posted on May 13, 2010

Rachel Platten Joins Music Unites Women's Empowerment Initiative


Music Unites welcomed Rachel Platten to be the newest member of their women's empowerment initiative with the presentation of an award at her Highline Ballroom opening for Carbon Leaf on April 15.

The Music Unites Woman's Empowerment movement was created to promote awareness about the importance of leadership and self-esteem in young woman around the world through emerging and established artists.

Posted on April 16, 2010



Photo Credit: Bryan Adams

Londoner Charlie Siem has been playing violin since the age of three and is considered to be the next rising star in the classical world. Following his performance at Carnegie Hall, he’ll be joining Music Unites for an exclusive concert in the Fred Perry Room at Spin on April 29th.

Charlie has appeared at renowned festivals throughout the world and performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , London Mozart Players, Israel Camerata, Bergen Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Vilnius and Petros Sinfonica Brazil. He has also toured the UK with the Moscow Philharmonic. His debut CD won international praise and he is working on a new release for 2011. For more info, visit his web site at /

Tickets to the Music Unites event are $40.

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Posted on March 30, 2010



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