Violinist Victoria Joseph and pianist Natasha Stojanovska will be the featured artists Saturday night when Friends of Music Education for Haiti presents a benefit concert at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall.
Executive director of the nonprofit is Romel Joseph, whose ordeal after the January 2010 Haitian earthquake made headlines around the world. The quake severely injured the blind, Juilliard-trained violinist, trapped him in the rubble of his Port-au-Prince music school and killed his pregnant wife.
Victoria Joseph, who is his daughter, and Stojanovska will perform Grieg’s Sonata No. 2 in G, Franck’s Sonata in A, and Richard Strauss’s Sonata in E Flat at 8 p.m. Saturday at Gusman, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables.
Use of the concert hall is being donated by the university, and all proceeds from the concert will benefit Friends of Music’s effort to build a conservatory and performing arts center for children in Haiti.
Tickets are $10 at friendsof musicforhaiti.org. The organization’s telephone number is 786-380-4533.
Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at City Church, 1700 N. Krome Ave., Homestead; 8 p.m. Aug. 29-30 at the Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., West Miami-Dade, and 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at a No More Tears gala at the Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise. Tickets are $12 at the first two venues, $20 for the gala; whatifworkspresentshowithangs.com.
Area Stage, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables, will hold auditions for its productions and classes on Saturday; 305-666-2078, areastagecompany.com.
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