Mistral Music announces
a benefit concert for underserved women
with breast cancer

with Music Director Sir Simon Rattle
Julie Scolnik, Artistic Director
BOSTON, MA — Mistral Music , one of Boston’s premier chamber ensembles, announces a special concert benefitting women with breast cancer, Hope & Harmony , with the world-renowned conductor Sir Simon Rattle leading a full symphony orchestra, Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 7:30 pm , in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. The program will include Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro ; Beethoven: Adagio molto e cantabile from Symphony No. 9; and Brahms: Symphony No. 1.

Flutist Julie Scolnik , Mistral’s founder and artistic director, has gathered an all-star orchestra drawn from The Boston Symphony , The Philadelphia Orchestra , The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra , Orpheus Chamber Orchestra , and others, in order to raise funds to promote access and excellence in care for underserved women fighting breast cancer.

Former Governor Michael and First Lady Kitty Dukakis , with  Barry Bluestone , Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, and Cathy Minehan , former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital Chairman of the Board, will serve as co-chairs to the event. Sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting www.mistralmusic.org/hope-harmony-benefit-concert/ .

Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, Boston Breast Cancer Equity Coalition, and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center will be the beneficiaries of the concert proceeds.

All the musicians, including Mr. Rattle, are donating their services for this event, many traveling a considerable distance. Mr. Rattle appears with the permission of the Metropolitan Opera.
New England Conservatory
Jordan Hall

Sir Simon Rattle , Music Director

Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Beethoven: Adagio molto e cantabile from Symphony No. 9
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Tickets: $50 / $75 / $100

Mistral Music Box Office
Phone: 978.474.6002
Email: sales@mistralmusic.org

For more information on ticketing, beneficiary organizations, and sponsorships, please visit: http://www.mistralmusic.org/hope-harmony-benefit-concert/.
Hope & Harmony builds on Mistral’s 23-year tradition of presenting inspiring concerts for audiences in the Greater Boston area. Under the leadership of artistic director and co-founder Julie Scolnik, Mistral offers music of the highest artistic standards with a singular personal connection to its audiences, and provides affordable musical enrichment to people in both intimate venues and larger halls.

This concert is the third in a series of benefit concerts that Ms. Scolnik has organized in the Boston area, and the second with Sir Simon Rattle, who conducted the last benefit concert for Mistral in 2010, also in Jordan Hall.

Mistral artistic director Julie Scolnik herself went through breast cancer treatments in 2005. Now fourteen years after her last treatments, and happily cancer-free, Scolnik continues to use her musical connections to raise money for women living through similar challenges who need sup port. During the evening Scolnik will say a few words about the role music played in her healing process.
Top photo: Julie Scolnik and Sir Simon Rattle
Bottom photo: Mistral Music benefit concert, 2010
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