The Noel Pointer Foundation has put together a stellar lineup and some other “string treats” for its June 4th annual cocktail & concert event.
Serving as the event’s MC and host is Tony Award-winner Ben Harney. Harney won the Tony Award for best actor in a musical for his role in Broadway’s “Dreamgirls,” capping a long musical theater career that began at age 18 and has included roles in “Purlie,” “Pippin,” “Ain’t Misbehavin” and “The Wiz.”
The honored guest speakers for the evening include City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and NPF Alumna Angelique Henderson who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Economics.
Hear the sounds of 8-year-old violin prodigy Pilar Hill. This stunning young NPF student will blow you away with her talent and dedication. Already, Pilar has already received a medal of distinction from Carnegie Hall, performed for a Mayor and been featured on PIX11 Morning News.
Also, enjoy a performance by the Thomas Ortiz Dance Company. Christina Giraldi of Show Business Weekly calls the Thomas Ortiz Dance Company “Ethereal and rejoicing, intriguing, lighthearted, sexually charged, political and thoughtful.” The company will present a piece choreographed to Noel Pointer’s Mirabella.
And finally, of course, let’s not forget the awe-inspiring and melodic sounds of the Noel Pointer Foundation Youth Orchestra which continues to chart an impressive course as young musicians, performing for high-profile events, music icons and political figures throughout New York City. The group will perform works by Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Noel Pointer.
All of this will take place Thursday, June 4, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm on the rooftop terrace of BAM Fisher’s Hillman Studio, located at 321 Ashland Place.
Last, but not least, of course the best part is, your ticket purchase will support NPF and music education in Bed-Stuy!
To purchase your ticket, go here.