by Sky Disco
The organization Listen for Life, which seeks to "restore music as a unifying force and a channel of positive communication," will present a benefit concert in Zankel Hall on Sunday, January 8 at 8pm. The concert features eight musicians from eight different cultures around the world performing on eight unique instruments, including brand new works by renowned composers Brent Heisinger and Avner Dorman. Grammy-nominated pianist and founder of Listen for Life, Donna Stoering explains, “This is a New Year's family event to celebrate the power of music."
Among the performers is Vanessa Vo of Vietnam, who plays the dan Tranh (16-string zither) and other traditional instruments. The Emmy and Oscar-nominated musician will share the stage with musicians from Hawaii, the Meditteranean and Western Europe, performing selections on Hawaiian slack guitar, piano, percussion, the oud, and viola.
Tickets start at $35. Seniors and students receive a 40% discount at the box office, and group rates are also being offered. For more information, call (212) 710-4329.