PERFORMING ARTISTS FOR HAITI

4 Feb

The Houston chapter of the United Nations Association, in collaboration with St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, presents an evening of performing arts benefiting relief efforts in Haiti on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 7 PM. St. Stephen’s is located at 1805 W. Alabama St.

In a unique collaboration with performers from all over Houston — including artists who have appeared with Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony and Main Street Theater — the performance will span genres from jazz to opera to chamber music to musical theater.    Confirmed performers include:

Former Houston Grand Opera studio member Alicia Gianni and her jazz trio;

Vocalist Ross Chitwood (of Main Street Theater’s Light in the Piazza and Master Class)

Houston Symphony cellist Brinton Averil Smith;

Pianist and Shepherd School faculty member Grant Loehnig;

Pianist and Shepherd School doctoral student Kimi Kawashima;

Cellist and Da Camera of Houston Education Director Evan Leslie;

The United Nations Association International Choir and

Bass Da Camera of Houston Young Artist David Keck;     

Additional performers are to be announced.

Houston native and UN staffer in the office of logistics Michael Goble, who recently returned from Haiti, will offer his observations. Donations will be collected at the door and sent through the United Nations Association to contribute to UNICEF’s work in Haiti.

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