Spend an afternoon with world renowned artists including Purchase Conservatory of Music faculty members and special guests at Notes for Japan an earthquake and tsunami benefit concert organized by Purchase students. They have established a non-profit organization, Save Japan at Purchase College, to raise awareness as well as help the victims by organizing and participating in various fundraising activities and events around the campus. Funds will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.
The concert on May 1 at 2 PM in the Performing Arts Center will feature performances of classical music by: Ransom Wilson, Julia Lichten and Bradley Brookshire performing J. S. BachÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Trio Sonata; Paul Ostrovsky performing BeethovenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 32 Variations; Steven Lubin, ChopinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Scherzo #2; Ayako Oshima and Mariko Furukawa performing Ernest ChaussonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Adagio and Allegro; and Kaori Sate and Hugh Murphy performing 2 Italian songs and 3 Japanese songs.
The second part of the program will include jazz, soul, and pop music performed by the New York MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Choir, Jim McElwaine and Joe Ferry presenting A Song for Japan; and Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin performing Quartet.
Tickets are $30, students $15. Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org.