Sunday, May 03, 2009

LNAC fundraiser on Sunday, May 10
to benefit music education program

Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (LNAC) is hosting a special fundraising event next Sunday, May 10, to benefit a new music education program called "Orchestrating Diversity."

As the name implies, "A Chocolate and Champagne Evening" will feature refreshments such as champagne, gourmet coffee and chocolate desserts, as well as music, supplied by a chamber ensemble of musicians from the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; a combo supplied by Jazz St. Louis with Phil Dunlap (piano), Adam Hucke (trumpet), Andy Ament (saxophone) and Brian Owens (vocals); and electronic musician Eric Hall, who has performed many times at LNAC.

Proceeds from the event will benefit “Orchestrating Diversity,” a collaboration between LNAC and Washington University intended to "provide intensive high level instrumental music education for promising young musicians with financial need."

The event begins at 6:00 p.m., with music starting at 7:00 p.m.. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center is located at 3301 Lemp Ave. (at Utah, three blocks south of the Arsenal exit from I-55).

Individual tickets are $35 and patron tickets are $60, with tables of six available for $210 and $360. You can purchase tickets in person at LNAC, by calling Mark Sarich at 314-773-6769, or via PayPal on the LNAC Web site here.

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