"Help Can’t Wait" to aid relief efforts in Myanmar, China and the American South

Responding to the great humanitarian need created by three recent natural disasters, musicians from Yale University and the New Haven community will perform a special benefit concert titled “Help Can’t Wait” in Sprague Hall on May 21, at 7 pm.

All proceeds will be given to major charities providing services to the victims of the earthquakes in China, the typhoon in Myanmar and the recent tornadoes in the United States.

To ensure that these three disaster areas will be served, benefits will be shared by the American Red Cross, Save the Children and AmeriCares.

Performers will include members of the Yale Concert Band, Yale Symphony
Orchestra, Yale Glee Club, New Haven Symphony Orchestra and students and faculty from the Yale School of Music.

This is the third “Help Can’t Wait” concert organized by musical organizations at Yale. The first was in response to the Tsunami and earthquakes in Southeast Asia and the Pacific in 2004 and the second to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Admission to the concert is free, with a suggested contribution of $20 for disaster relief. Contributions in any amount will be accepted, and donations made via the School of Music web site are encouraged. For updated information, call the Yale School of Music Box Office at 203 432-4158, or visit the Music at Yale website, www.yale.edu/music.

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Media Contact

Dorie Baker: dorie.baker@yale.edu, 203-432-1345

Vincent Oneppo: vincent.oneppo@yale.edu, 203-432-4158