TONIGHT: Cleveland Orchestra and New World Symphony Benefit Concert for HAITI

"Musicians for Haiti" - a Benefit Concert - Wednesday January 27th 8pm at Lincoln Theatre, Miami

Musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra and the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), will join forces to present “Musicians for Haiti,” a concert to benefit Haiti, Wednesday, January 27 at 8:00 P.M. at the Lincoln Theatre (541 Lincoln Road). The performance will be conducted by The Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and NWS Conducting Fellow Teddy Abrams.

The performance, the latest collaboration between the two prestigious institutions in a relationship that began nearly 18 years ago, will include Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Elgar’s Nimrod from Enigma Variations, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

All ticket sales, sponsorship money and donations will benefit Partners In Health (PIH, www.pih.org), an organization that has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years and is helping those affected by the recent earthquake. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. PIH works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. Based in Boston , PIH employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses and community health workers. The vast majority of PIH staff are local nationals based in the communities served.

All tickets for the concert are $35, and are available by calling the New World Symphony box office at 305-673-3331 or online at www.nws.edu. Patrons may also make additional donations, above the price of the ticket, at the time of ticket purchase or at the performance.

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