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Classical Action presents Joshua Bell in recital on Mon, Feb 3

Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS concludes its 2013-14 Michael Palm Series of benefit house concerts in New York City with an intimate performance by superstar violinist Joshua Bell on Monday, February 3. Held at the magnificent TriBeCa loft of Simon Yates and Kevin Roon, the event opens with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30pm, followed by the concert an hour later. The American violinist needs little introduction; his multitudinous honors include the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year, Billboard’s Classical Artist of the Year, a Grammy Award, a Mercury Music Prize, and induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. As the Washington Post observes, Bell “has emerged as one of the finest musicians of his generation, whose interpretations can be seriously set beside and favorably compared to players twice his age. Dead players too.” For the Michael Palm Series, he will be joined by pianist Sam Haywood; after their recent recital together at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times admired their “passionate flair,” and the way “Mr. Haywood’s warm touch complemented Mr. Bell’s lush, penetrating tone.” Tickets for their Classical Action benefit performance on February 3 may be purchased online at or by calling 212-997-7717.
Now in its 10th season, the Michael Palm Series is a series of intimate house concerts featuring some of the world’s most acclaimed opera, classical and jazz artists, who generously agree to donate their time and talent in support of Classical Action. The series is underwritten by the Michael Palm Foundation. Palm was a generous, enthusiastic supporter of Classical Action, and was also the person who, more than anyone else,  spearheaded the concept of private benefit house concerts, hosting several of them himself at his penthouse apartment 37 floors above Lincoln Center. A supporter of a wide range of performing arts and HIV/AIDS organizations, Michael died in 1998, but his memory lives on in the Michael Palm Series to benefit Classical Action.

About Classical Action
Founded in 1993, Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS draws upon the talents, resources and generosity of the classical, opera, and jazz communities to raise money for those battling HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses. Classical Action helps provide access to life-saving medications, health care, counseling, nutritious meals, and emergency financial assistance for men, women, and children across the country. As a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Classical Action helps fund more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide as well as essential Actors Fund social service programs, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative. More information about Classical Action’s history and mission are available at the organization’s web site:
Classical Action: Michael Palm Series
Monday, Feb 3
Joshua Bell, violin
Sam Haywood, piano
At the home of Simon Yates & Kevin Roon, New York City
Wine and hors d’oeuvres: 6:30pm
Concert: 7:30pm

Tickets are $250 ($175 tax-deductible)
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