Mahler for Vision: A Concert For The Restoration of Vision Tweet
Music For Life International and Indian conductor George Mathew continue their decade-long tradition of global humanitarian concerts at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall, by presenting Mahler For Vision, a benefit concert of Gustav Mahler's monumental Second Symphony "Resurrection" on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
The concert aims to promote the restoration of vision to millions around the world affected by treatable cataract blindness on the most prestigious concert stage in the world.
The net proceeds of Mahler For Vision will benefit the global efforts of the visionary organization HelpMeSee in its unique efforts to end preventable cataract blindness and to preserve and enrich the dignity of those affected through the innovative use of cutting-edge technology and transformative socio-economic models for distributing these critical public health services.
Mahler For Vision will bring together many of the world's finest orchestral musicians. Principal artists will gather from the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Buffalo Philharmonic and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as well as their colleagues from other international orchestras and ensembles; faculty and students of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Curtis Institute, and other major music academies.
The performance (the only performance of Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony at Carnegie Hall during the 2016-17 season) is the culmination of the Music For Vision series of concerts in the Netherlands and Mumbai and Delhi, India, which has highlighted the issue of cataract blindness on three continents.
The performance will be conducted by Indian conductor and Music For Life Artistic Director, George Mathew, and will feature renowned American violinist, Elmira Darvarova (the first woman ever to serve as Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York); distinguished soprano Indra Thomas; and renowned mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, a familiar voice to New York audiences from more than thirty years of iconic performances at the Metropolitan Opera and the concert stage.
• Monday, February 13th at 8 PM
• Tickets: $35-$149
• Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall — 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019 (Google Maps)
For more information and to buy tickets, visit: carnegiehall.org