On Monday, January 12th, I will be performing in Carnegie Hall with many of my colleagues from New York and other cities to help raise money and bring greater attention to the global AIDS crisis.
Below, you will find an appeal that can be forwarded to friends, family and other contacts. Simply copy and paste it into an email.
Thank you for your support of this wonderful cause.
On Monday, January 12, 2009, Carnegie Hall will be the site of an historic event: mahler for the children of AIDS, a global humanitarian concert of MAHLER'S THIRD SYMPHONY to raise funds and promote public awareness for global pediatric AIDS and the PREVENTION OF MOTHER-TO-CHILD-TRANSMISSION OF HIV.
I find this cause so compelling that I am reaching out to my friends, family, colleagues and making a personal commitment. I invite you to help make this important event a success by purchasing tickets; inviting your friends and encouraging ticket sales via Facebook; make a donation of $5, $10, $50, $100 or more to the cause; and pass the concert on to family and friends. Imagine the impact if 100,000 people were to donate $5 each! Click here to donate now - http://support.cmmb.org/mahler Links to all of these opportunities are listed at the end of the letter.
mahler for the children of AIDS
will feature a performance of Gustav Mahler's monumental Third Symphony. It will bring together many of the world finest principal orchestral musicians, all of whom are donating their artistry and energies, from the New York Philharmonic, The MET Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, some forty other orchestras and ensembles, and a chorus of women and children assembled from the Dessoff Symphonic Choirs and the Children's Choirs of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and St. Ignatius Loyola as well as the great American Mezzo-soprano, Susanne Mentzer.
Glenn Dicterow, beloved concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic will serve as concertmaster. Joseph Alessi, legendary principal Trombone of the the New York Philharmonic will be the trombone soloist and Matthew Muckey, the brilliant young Associate Principal Trumpet of the New York Philarmonic will be the Posthorn soloist. The concert will be conducted by Indian conductor, George Mathew, who has produced two previous humanitarian concerts: Beethoven's Ninth for South Asia and Requiem for Darfur(www.requiemfordarfur.org ).
Today, every minute of every day, a child under the age of 15 dies of AIDS-related illnesses and there are approximately 15 million AIDS orphans around the globe. The beneficiary of the evening will be CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board) a leader in meeting the challenges of HIV and AIDS around the world, and a registered 501 C 3 non-profit organization.
Please say "yes". Your leadership and generous participation will ensure the success of the event.
The Return of the Fund-Raising Philharmonic Supergroup! As of today there are 10 concertmasters, 3 principal oboists and 3 principal percussionists signed up to play in Mahler for the Children of AIDSwww.MAHLERFORTHECHILDREN.ORG