The City of New York
Office of The Mayor

New York, N.Y. 10007

February 25,1998

Dear Friends: On behalf of the residents of New York City I extend greetings and a warm welcome to the participants of the 1998 IBLA Festival of the Two Worlds.

This is a special event where over 200 musicians compete in a series of free public concerts. My congratulations to all the musicians. Your hard work and determination have helped you reach this point. Thus, you are truly all winners.

I commend Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti and Michael Yasenak, founders of the IBLA Festival, for their commitment to the advancement of the arts and for providing New Yorkers with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy international music.

Again, welcome and best wishes for a wonderful concert series.


Rudolph W. Giuliani