Music for Life International and American Pakistan Foundation present
Beethoven for the Indus Valley
The Concert / The Conductor / Past Concerts / The Presenters / Honorary Advisory Board
Music for Life International

Music for Life International Inc. (MFLI), which takes its name from the legendary MUSIC FOR LIFE concerts organized by Leonard Bernstein in the late 1980s at Carnegie Hall, was created to conceive and present musical concerts and related events to promote the awareness of significant international humanitarian crises and other public interest issues in the United States and throughout the world. MFLI, a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization, contributes the net-proceeds from its humanitarian concerts at Carnegie Hall to organizations directly addressing the crises and issues, which are the context for the concerts.

The most recent undertaking of MFLI is Ubuntu-Shruti, a new professional training orchestra in New York City, of young empowered musicians and distinguished mentors creating inspired music and programming dedicated to immigrants, community, and education through music. Ubuntu-Shruti made its first appearance at the 2010 New Year's Eve Concert for Peace at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

P. George Mathew, Artistic Director

Board of Directors
Kenneth M. Kramer, Chair
Catherine M. Cahill
Leonard Hindell
Thomas C. Jackson
Louise Schulman
Alan Stepansky
Karan Trehan

The mission of American Pakistan Foundation is to catalyze social and economic development in Pakistan and to reduce the trust deficit between the peoples of US and Pakistan.

We aim to institutionalize corporate philanthropy towards Pakistan and become the trusted and effective channel for donor institutions. We take a holistic and programmatic approach to determine the highest priorities and the most acute needs and the best ways to address them, whether via traditional philanthropy, public-private partnerships or social enterprises. We seek synergies with other partners to ensure that our efforts work with existing ones to take the results to scale.

Awais Khan, President and CEO

Board of Directors
Dr. Nafis Sadik, Chairperson
Wahid Hamid, Vice Chair
Sara Abbasi
Dr. Mehmood Khan
Mahmood Panjwani
Ambassador Nicholas Platt
Riaz Siddiqi
Kashif Zafar

Thomas Campbell Jackson
Treasurer, Music for Life International

Theodore Kanakaris
Development Assistant

Awais Khan
President and CEO, American Pakistan Foundation

George Mathew
Artistic Director

Misbah Naqvi
Business Development Manager, Acumen Fund

May Van Norman
Development Coordinator

Lianna Portnoy
Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director

Faizan Sheikh

Bowie Snodgrass
General Manager, Music for Life International


Phil Bravo
Assistant Orchestra Manager

Victoria Crutchfield
Operations Assistant

Tyler Learned
Director of Operations

Andrew Lopez
Graphic and Website Designer, Intrakt

Jenny Smith
Ticketing and Marketing Coordinator

Adam Spencer
Production Assistant