Haiti benefit to be presented by Cleveland Orchestra and New World Symphony

By Charles U. Farley

The Cleveland Orchestra and New World Symphony will join forces Wednesday for a concert to raise money for medical care in earthquake-stricken Haiti.

The hastily organized event takes advantage of the Cleveland Orchestra’s presence in Miami for its annual winter residency.

The concert will include Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Elgar’s Nimrod from the Enigma Variations, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Sharing conducting duties will be the Cleveland Orchestra’s music director, Franz Welser-Möst, and New World Symphony conducting fellow, Teddy Abrams.

All ticket sales, sponsorship money and donations will benefit Partners In Health, a Boston-based organization that operates in nine countries and has been working in Haiti for over 20 years, according to a joint news release from the two orchestras. The organization cares for patients, works to alleviate the root causes of disease and shares lessons learned around the world, according to the release.

The concert will be at 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre in Miami Beach. Tickets are $35, and patrons may make additional donations at the time of purchase or at the performance. Call 305-673-3331 or go to www.nws.edu.

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