I’M STANDING WITH YOU

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A MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
IN SUPPORT OF
THE UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION’S COVID-19 SOLIDARITY RESPONSE FUND
FOR THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
WRITTEN BY ICONIC SONGWRITER DIANE WARREN,
ARRANGED BY COMPOSER SHARON FARBER & DIRECTED BY GEV MIRON

My dear friends,
I’m so proud to share with you the musical project #ImStandingWithYou, a global collaboration that I was honored to be a part of, featuring more than 170 musical artists from six continents around the world who have joined together to create a music video of the Oscar nominated original song “I’m Standing With You” written by iconic songwriter Diane Warren, in support of the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO). The arrangement of the song is by Emmy nominated TV/Film/Concert composer Sharon Farber who along with the video’s award-winning director Gev Miron, worked together in collaboration to produce the video.
The artists, as well as the 160 piece orchestra include medical professionals from the Texas Medical Center Orchestra who represent those who are at the forefront of the pandemic response, recorded the videos from their homes in their respective countries.

Featured artists include :

Soprano Renée Fleming (US), Soprano Sumi Jo (South Korea), The Voice’s Chris Mann (US), Tina Arena (Australia), Mario Frangoulis (Greece), Federico Paciotti (Italy), Russell Watson (UK), Master instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek (Turkey), Hariharan (India), Rita (Israel), Valeria Atobelli (Italy,) Arash Avin (Iran), Wahu (Kenya), Cellist Tina Guo (US), Pastor Michale Gott (Unity Church, US) and Cantor Ilysia Pierce (Temple of the Arts, Beverly Hills, US), Liyah Bey (US), 9 year old Eden Kontesz-Farber (US) , the Texas Medical Center Orchestra comprised of 73 members, Spirit of David Gospel Choir (US) and more than 80 Los Angeles instrumentalists and singers.

“Music is a universal language, and a powerful tool to uplift and inspire. During these uncertain times, we have decided to take action and help those in need, those who are isolated at home, those who work tirelessly to mend to others, and all of us who feel the pain of this horrible epidemic. As artists, we can utilize our art and help others by elevating their spirits and at the same time, encourage them to become part of the effort of fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic, by donating to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization and share their own stories of “Standing” with others by using the hashtag #ImStandingWithYou,” said Sharon Farber and Gev Miron.

“I am honored to have my song being used to unite people from around the world and to be involved in such an inspiring project. Knowing that there are people out there standing with you can be healing and comforting. Being a first responder is a daunting task, and we are here to show support for them and appreciate all that they are doing, and are thinking of all those who are suffering as we stand together,” said Diane Warren.

To donate to help the global COVID-19 response, please go to www.covid19responsefund.org

Thank you!
With gratitude and love,
Mario