From Lincoln Center to the local community, Valley Musica, a non-profit group that brings world-class classical music concerts to Hudson Valley communities, will host a concert to benefit the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
The performance on January 29 at 2 p.m. at the Putnam Valley High School Performing Arts Center will feature works by Haydn, Brahms and Dvorák. Tickets are $20 per person with proceeds supporting Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s $5 million capital campaign for the new Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center, which opened its doors in November of 2011.
“We feel honored to support the Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital and to share our musical talents with the community,” said Audrey Axinn, Founder and Director of Valley Musica. “Cancer has touched my life—who amongst us can say otherwise? Music can be a powerful and healing force for people confronting illness as well as for their families and friends.”
“It is wonderful to have the support of organizations like Valley Musica,” said HVHC President, John Federspiel. “By donating their time and talents, they allow us to connect with the public and educate them about the services we offer while helping us to raise the funds we need to better care for our community.”
The concert will feature musicians who have taken the stage at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Founder and Director, Audrey Axinn is the Assistant Dean and a faculty member of Mannes College, the New School for Music. She is also on the chamber music faculty at The Juilliard School. She performs regularly on the modern piano and historical fortepiano at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Two-time Grammy nominated violinist, Jesse Mills has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada, including concerts at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum, the Kennedy Center, and the Marlboro Music Festival. He can be heard on the Koch, Centaur, Tzadik, Max Jazz and Verve labels.
- Naumberg award winner and Juilliard faculty member Bonnie Hampton, has made chamber music guest appearances with the Juilliard, Guarneri, Cleveland, and Budapest String Quartets. She has performed in many of the major halls in the United States, including Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, and many chamber music venues throughout the world.
The Cancer Center houses The Ashikari Breast Center and Institute for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery offering world-renowned physicians in breast surgery and reconstruction and leading technology in women’s imaging. Additional services include radiation and infusion therapy. The Center is the only facility in the region to offer tomotherapy, a state-of-the-art radiation therapy that precisely pinpoints cancerous cells while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. The center’s design, with adjoining conference and office space, encourages communication and clinical consultations between physicians.
To purchase tickets, or to learn more about Valley Musica, call Putnam Valley Town Hall at 845-526-2121 or visit www.valleymusica.org.