Putting a big gift to great use: Tapestry Opera's Disaster Relief Benefit concertNews
This coming Wednesday, October 25, Tapestry Opera presents two concerts in one night, both sending proceeds towards the disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Dominica, Mexico, and India, and the work being done by Medecins san Frontieres and Global Medic.
The two concerts are timely, as well as a great use for Tapestry Opera’s recent gift: a 9.5-foot Imperial Bösendorfer 290 concert grand piano, donated generously by Clarence Byrd and Ida Chen. If you’ve ever been to Tapestry’s Ernest Balmer Studio, you know that it’s on the third floor, and that the stairwells would be a fairly tight fit for the delivery of a full-sized grand; instead, it was installed with the help of a crane:
We received a donation of a @bosendorfer piano - paying it forward w/ 2 disaster relief concerts on Oct 25! https://t.co/to0Ltc4mpg pic.twitter.com/mqjypD6J0z— Tapestry (@TapestryOpera) October 12, 2017
The first of the two concerts starts at 7pm, featuring operatic and musical theatre offerings from the likes of Simone Osborne, Erica Iris Huang, Asitha Tennekoon, Keith Klassen, and Alexander Hajek. Tickets are $30.
At 10pm the Bösendorfer gets a workout, with performances by jazz pianist Robi Botos and concert virtuoso Younggun Kim. Tickets are also $30.
Tapestry Opera always throws a fun night in the Distillery District, and you can add a great cause to the reasons to attend Wednesday’s concerts. You can find more details right here, and purchase tickets here.
Image: michal adamczyk via Flickr.