Immediate Release August 28, 2002
Master of Ceremonies Urgently Needed
for Gala Benefit Concert
The musical charity organization Children Helping
Children (C.H.C.) is currently organizing a gala benefit concert to
support New York Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian’s Pediatric Unit &
Pediatric I.C.U. on Saturday night, March 22, 2003 at 8:00 PM. This
high-profile event will be held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
C.H.C.’s world-class young musicians and vocalists,
who have volunteered their talents to this worthy cause, will present
the fund-raiser. C.H.C. was founded by 10 year old violin prodigy
Jourdan Urbach, student of Patinka Kopec of Juilliard and Manhattan
School of Music, and Itzhak Perlman’s International Summer Music
Program; winner of two major violin competitions, solo debuts at
Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, the Tilles Center, Lefrak Hall; opening
performer for the junior Tchaikovsky competition winner; annual invited
guest artist at Itzhak Perlman’s home.
C.H.C. has arranged and performed for two previous
benefit concerts on behalf of Beth Israel Medical Center’s Institute
for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Carnegie Recital Hall, to packed
houses and outstanding press reviews. Over $75,000 was raised to help
terminally ill children from all over the world receive the lifesaving
and life-prolonging surgery that could only be provided by world
renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Fred Epstein and his team.
At the New York Hospital Benefit Concert, C.H.C. is
vitally in need of a celebrity to serve as master of ceremonies or say a
few opening remarks and show their support for the life saving work of
these pediatric surgeons. The celebrity would speak for the first few
minutes, and then perhaps say a few words just before intermission. At
his or her option, the celebrity could perform a piece solo or with the
C.H.C. musicians (of course C.H.C. will provide as many tickets as
needed for their friends or family; and agents are welcomed, as there
will be some excellent, young talent on stage to be scouted!).
The celebrity search is time-critical. A commitment is
needed soon, or New York Hospital will lose use of the concert hall.
Interested persons should call C.H.C. at 516-621-0790 or send an email
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