An Evening for Haiti
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with the Embassy of Haiti will host a free musical benefit for the relief efforts underway in Haiti on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. Tabou Combo is Haiti’s preeminent dance band, showcasing the infectious rhythm of Haiti’s national dance music konpa. Additionally, members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform Serenade for 13 Winds by Richard Strauss, and Haitian singers Felina Backer and John Pierremont and the Georgetown University Let Freedom Ring Celebration Choir perform.
At 8:00 p.m. the National Symphony Orchestra will have their regularly scheduled concert and proceeds will benefit the relief efforts underway in Haiti. At both performances, there will be designated receptacles where patrons can deposit donations for the Haitian Relief Effort. Proceeds from the NSO concert will be sent to the “Haiti Relief and Development Fund” of the American Red Cross.