The most beloved of Berkshire singer/songwriters is James Taylor, who has announced that he - and a few friends - will perform a benefit concert for Haiti at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Mass. on Friday, January 22 at 8pm.
Taylor will be joined by longtime friends and singers Kate Markowitz and Arnold McCuller, as well as his wife, Kim, and Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Owen Young.
Titled “Help for Haiti: An Intimate Evening with James Taylor” its mission is simple. To help raise funds for Partners in Health which has been in Haiti for 20 years.. The event will be simulcast on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
“Our hearts go out to everyone in Haiti. We need to do everything we can to help the country recover after this tragic earthquake. I’m grateful to do my part and hope my neighbors here in the Berkshires will join me and be as generous as possible.”
- James Taylor
The concert will take place at the glorious and incredibly intimate Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington and offers a rare opportunity to see the legend up close and personal knowing every penny of your ticket purchase is going to help those recovering from the earthquake in Haiti, and not to some ticket scalper.
Kim and James Taylor will match proceeds from all ticket sales. Tickets are $100 (balcony), $200 (orchestra and mezzanine), and $1,000 (golden circle including private post-show reception with the artists) and will go on sale on Tuesday, January 19 at 9am via mahaiwe.org and in person at the Mahaiwe Box Office (14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass.). No phone sales are available for this concert. There is a limit of four tickets per person.
Partners In Health (PIH) has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. The organization works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Based in Boston, PIH employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses, and community health workers. The vast majority of PIH staff are local nationals based in the communities they serve.