James Taylor has scheduled a concert for the benefit of Partners in Health, an organization that has been providing medical care in Haiti for twenty years, to be held January 22, 2010, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA. The event is billed as “Help for Haiti: An Intimate Evening with James Taylor;” Mr. Taylor will be joined by Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, his wife, Kim, and Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Owen Young. Kim and James Taylor will match proceeds from all ticket sales.
James Taylor schedules second benefit concert after this one sold out.
Tickets are $100 (balcony), $200 (orchestra and mezzanine), and $1,000 (golden circle including private post-show reception with the artists) and will go on sale on Tuesday, January 19 at 9am via mahaiwe.org and in person at the Mahaiwe Box Office (14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass.). No phone sales are available for this concert. Limit four tickets per person.
“Our hearts go out to everyone in Haiti,” said Mr. Taylor. “We need to do everything we can to help the country recover after this tragic earthquake. I’m grateful to do my part and hope my neighbors here in the Berkshires will join me and be as generous as possible.”
Partners In Health (PIH) has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. The organization works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. The work of PIH has three goals:
- to care for patients,
- to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities,
- and to share lessons learned around the world.
Based in Boston, PIH employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses, and community health workers. The vast majority of PIH staff are local nationals based in the communities they serve.