Sunday, August 27 at 6pm Concert for Peace
Please join us for a night of music benefiting humanitarian relief in the Middle East.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the American University of Beirut Medical Center's (AUBMC) Relief Fund.
More than 25 musicians will play a variety of musical offerings including Arabic/electronic music, a capella vocals, experimental sound pieces, a little punk rock and will culminate with Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus.
The impetus for the concert clarified by writer, Katherine Darnell, who returned from Lebanon on July 10:
“Claire Bergen and a number of musicians who participated in the Octet Rehearsal on July 16 were scheduled to participate in the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts in Jordan this summer with MESTO .The Jerash Festival was subsequently cancelled because of the conflict in Lebanon and Israel.  The musicians wanted to find a way to redirect their energy towards playing music for peace in the Middle East and saw a unique opportunity to conflate Cold Storage with a benefit concert that could help send aid to AUBMC. Michael Parker, from Cold Storage, has a personal connection to Lebanon as well, a result of his long friendship with Usama Cortas, who was raised in Beirut and New York and whose father is Dean of Faculty at AUBMC. AUBMC is one of the largest and most advanced hospitals in Lebanon. Many extraordinary musicians were contacted who wanted to support humanitarian aid in the Middle East.

"Usama and I were in Lebanon just two days before the conflict began, and his parents and extended family have been in the midst of this crisis for almost six weeks. There is a tenuous ceasefire currently in effect, however the situation in Lebanon remains incredibly bad for much of the population. Hospitals are straining to handle the staggering amount of those injured in the violence. This benefit concert was formed as a way to respond to this war as musicians, artists and writers, to raise awareness in others, and to come together for an evening devoted to humanitarian relief.”

Please contact us if you have any questions about how to participate with support or as a musician. Musician rehearsal at 5pm.

You can make a donation on-line through AUBMC's website or on Sunday where we will have internet access on site and also a donation box for checks or cash. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Gifts to AUB are tax deductible in the United States of America to the extent permitted by law. AUB Tax ID Number is: 13-5596846

For help or support contact or call + 961 3 996543


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