a wonderful crew of NYC artists spearheaded by my dear friend and colleague, pianist Ning Yu (Mabou Mines Dollhouse, Bang on a Can All-Stars) have banded together to present a benefit concert to support victims of the earthquake in Sichuan, China.
a totally excellent group of artists at the intersection of new and world music will be performing, including flutist Marya Martin playing my piece I will not be sad in this world, with the premiere of visuals by Silk Road stalwart Kevork Mourad, with whom I just last week had a great time collaborating on a performance of Osculati Fourniture with the Maya Trio.
Other artists include Maya Beiser, Margaret Leng Tan, Derek Bermel, Huang Ruo, members of the M Shanghai String Band, Ken Thomson, NYPO musicians Duoming Ba and Qiang Tu, and the Children Singers of Third Street Music School. There will be a reception for audience members with food and wine, and music performed by the young musicians of the Stuy Jazz Trio.
the concert will be at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue at 10th Street in the Village on Sunday 15 June at 7 pm. minimum suggested donation: $25 adults, $10 children. donations support Half the Sky Foundation and Doctors Without Borders.
come if you can! donate whether you can come or not! please participate in this outpouring of support for the Chinese Earthquake survivors!
visit http://www.nybenefitforchinaearthquake.org/ to donate, make a reservation, and learn more about the event.
and please tell all your friends!!!!