by Mike Telin
On Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 pm at the Rocky River United Methodist Church, the Disaster Relief Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Perlman, will present a benefit concert to raise money for hurricane relief and recovery and to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
The ad hoc ensemble will perform Otto Nicolai’s Ein Feste Burg Overture, J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in E with Ken Johnston as soloist, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, “Reformation.” A freewill offering to support domestic disaster relief will be taken at the concert. Donations to the United Methodist Committee on Relief can be made online here.
“There are so many people who need assistance right now because of all the hurricanes, we thought we should do something to help,” bassist and concert organizer Ann Gilbert said during a telephone conversation. [Read more…]