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A Symphony Of Hope: The Haiti Project

posted Aug 14, 2012, 7:45 PM by Kaya Savas
An overview of the amazing event held on August 3rd.
Read FMM's review of the symphony here.

All Info & Photos Courtesy Of Costa Communications

A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project
Erika Christensen Master of Ceremony
Silent Auction, Fundraising Dinner & World Premiere Concert
at California Plaza Amphitheater

WHAT: A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project was a charity fundraising cocktail reception and dinner with silent auction and world premiere concert. The fundraising dinner/cocktail reception raised over $120,000 dollars for Hands Together an organization present in Haiti that develops educational programs, feeding programs and medical clinics. Over 250 guests attended the dinner and cocktail reception and several thousand guests attended the world premiere concert of A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project. Celebrity appearances included Erika Christensen of NBC’s hit series Parenthood who served as Master of Ceremony for the event.

WHEN: The Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project was on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Omini Watercourt Plaza and California Plaza Amphitheatre. The cocktail and dinner reception began at 6:00PM. With the world concert of Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project at 8:00PM.

WHO: A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project original concerto composed by 25 Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy award-winning composers based on a traditional Haitian folk song; many of the composers were in attendance, including Christopher Lennertz, Christopher Young and Elia Cmiral. The Symphony of Hope: Haiti Project was performed by a 70-member orchestra and 40-member choir and included a special opening performance by Mark Isham and Lucy Schwartz. 

WHY: Hands Together was founded by Father Tom Hagan who flew into Los Angeles from Haiti to attend A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project. Father Tom addressed the crowd on how wonderful this evening is stating “I go back to Haiti reenergized from all the hope and support this event created, I wish I could give every single one of you hug to express my love and gratitude for all that you have done to support Hands Together.” Hands Together is one of the largest employers for Cite Soleil giving service oriented jobs to hundreds of residents. Hands Together has built eight free school campuses, a free clinic and elderly outreach and housing program. Hands Together assist the poorest schools and clinics around the northern city of Gonaives.