Benefit concert to help build Haiti’s performing arts center for children

Friends of Music Education for Haiti Inc. will present a benefit concert on Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m., in Gusman Hall, located in the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.

The concert will feature violinist Victoria Joseph and pianist Natasha Stojanovska who will perform the violin and piano repertoire’s top three sonatas — Edvard Grieg’s Sonata No. 2 in G, Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A, and Richard Strauss’ Sonata in E-Flat.

All proceeds from this concert will go towards Friends of Music Education for Haiti’s initiatives to build Haiti’s first professional music conservatory and performing arts center for children.

Romel Joseph, the Juilliard-trained Haitian violinist who survived the devastating earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, is the executive director of Friends of Music Education for Haiti. His remarkable ordeal captivated audiences around the world. Legendary musician Stevie Wonder honored Joseph by presenting him with his personal keyboard during a live interview on CNN.

Tickets to the concert are $10 and are available online at

University of Miami’s Gusman Hall is located in the Frost School of Music at 1314 Miller Dr. in Coral Gables. For more information, send email to or call 786-288-6159/786-258-5289.

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