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Classical Action’s tenth Michael Palm Series kicks off tonight

Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS kicks off its 2013-14 Michael Palm Series of house concerts in New York City today, on Monday, September 30, with an intimate performance by cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Natasha Paremski. Held at the magnificent Tribeca loft of Simon Yates and Kevin Roon, the event begins at 6:30pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the concert at 7:30pm. Bailey’s current season includes appearances with the Detroit Symphony, recitals across the U.S., and a return to Alaska, where he serves as artistic director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival. A noted child prodigy, Russian-born pianist Paremski made her professional debut at age nine and her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic six years later. She went on to win the 2006 Gilmore Young Artist Award. The Michael Palm Series of benefit concerts continues on December 12 with a house recital by rising-star soprano Angela Meade – a fixture at the Metropolitan Opera and winner of both the 2011 Richard Tucker and 2012 Beverly Sills Awards – accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore. The final event in this season’s series will be a special performance by Grammy Award-winning superstar violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Sam Haywood on February 3. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 212-997-7717.
The Michael Palm Series, now in its tenth season, is a series of intimate house concerts featuring some of the world’s most celebrated 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, and Palm was a generous, enthusiastic supporter of Classical Action. It was he, more than any other, who spearheaded the concept of private benefit house concerts, hosting several of them himself at his penthouse apartment 37 floors above Lincoln Center. The supporter of a wide range of performing arts and HIV/AIDS organizations, he 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: 2013-14 Michael Palm Series
At the home of Simon Yates & Kevin Roon, New York City
Tickets are $250 ($175 tax-deductible)
Mon, Sep 30
Zuill Bailey, cello
Natasha Paremski, piano
Thurs, Dec 12
Angela Meade, soprano
Bradley Moore, piano
Mon, Feb 3
Joshua Bell, violin
Sam Haywood, piano
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