Nov. 7, 2012

Nov. 7 Concert to Benefit Storm Victims

At an evening concert Wednesday, Nov. 7, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will seek donations for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The concert, originally scheduled for Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, was rescheduled for this evening at 8 p.m. in Ward Recital Hall because of the difficulty of transporting members of the CUA Symphony Orchestra to New York in the wake of the storm.

"We have many families in the music school, including students in the CUA Symphony Orchestra, whose homes have been damaged by the hurricane," says Grayson Wagstaff, dean of music. "We know that many people have been affected and we hope that this concert can serve as a sign of hope for the recovery. As always, we very much appreciate all the support of the CUA community for the concert and hope that many students and faculty can attend."

The program will feature works by Haydn, Saint-Saens, Stravinsky, and Ysaye as well as a premiere of a work by faculty composer Stephen Gorbos; violin instructor Emil Chudnovsky will be the soloist.

Proceeds from the concert will go to Catholic Charities.

The Office of Campus Ministry urges CUA students, faculty, and staff to visit the CUA Cares website for more information about Catholic University's relief efforts. CUA Cares is a movement that has mobilized in the past after tragedies in Japan, Haiti, the Gulf Coast states, and the South Pacific.

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