#iPlay4Peace Concert for Cooperation

#iPlayforPeace Armistice Day Concert 2019
A global orchestra of musicians will come together in the spirit of creativity, peace and cooperation.

Start date and time

Sunday 10 November 2019 2:00 PM

to Sunday 10 November 2019 3:15 PM

Event cost


Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre
Edinburgh Napier University
Craiglockhart Campus

Following the successful launch in 2018, the #iPlay4Peace concert will return this year. The Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra will perform in Edinburgh Napier University's historic Craiglockhart campus and they will be joined by musicians from across the globe. They will be brought together by ENSEMBLE: Immersive Multi-Location Co-Performance Technology, pioneered by Edinburgh Napier University's School of Arts & Creative Industries.

Live stream

Violinist and poppies

If you are unable to join us at Craiglockhart Campus, you will be able to watch the concert through the live stream produced by Edinburgh Napier University BA Film/TV students, from the university’s YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2kfFrnC

Are you a musician and would like to get involved in the global orchestra?

Musicians of all ages and abilities are warmly welcome to join the global orchestra on Sunday 10 November using social media platforms and the hashtag #iPlay4Peace. A Facebook page has been established as a means to instil a sense of community and post updates: https://bit.ly/2jWMO33

About the #iPlay4Peace Concert

The #iPlay4Peace concert is a partnership project involving Edinburgh Napier University, Aberdeen University, Wilfred Owen’s Edinburgh 100 and renowned Scottish fiddler, Thoren Ferguson. 
Watch last year’s concert: https://bit.ly/2ltQzxo

Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal of Edinburgh Napier University, said:

"The concert will prove a powerful and emotive event where musicians, from across the globe, will play in unison in the spirit of cooperation, commemoration and peace using modern technology. It is a great privilege for Edinburgh Napier University to host the central concert on the afternoon of 11 November from Craiglockhart Campus, the site of a former military hospital which treated shell-shocked officers during World War One, which will serve to bring a rich repertoire of musical talent together for this very special event.

Neil Mclennan, Senior Lecturer and Director of Leadership Programmes, University of Aberdeen and Wilfred Owen’s Edinburgh 100 Chairman, said:

"World War One was supposed to be the war to end all wars.  We know through history this was not the case and the Paris Peace Conference did not bring peace in the future.  Through #iPlay4Peace we want to show that creativity and cooperation can happen across borders and can conquer conflict.  

“Last year we demonstrated that with 45 locations joining from across the globe- Shetland to South Africa, Ypres to America.  Edinburgh Napier’s Craiglockhart Campus in Scotland, a historic site, will again this year anchor the global concert via social media.  We encourage anyone to join the crowdsourced global orchestra and join in this in important symbol of connectedness and cooperation."

Thoren Ferguson
, composer of last year’s Armistice piece, said:

“I'm delighted that after the success of iplay4peace 2018 it's come together again in 2019. This time it has grown and it's exciting to have a newly composed piece and composer for our second year. I look forward to hearing the new piece played and shared around the world by more musicians than before, and hope that by playing music together we can strengthen our commonality and shared hope for a peaceful world.”

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