20th Tibet House Benefit Show: Patti Smith, Baaba Maal, More


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Tibet House U.S. will hold its 20th Annual Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on Friday, February 26. Philip Glass, the concert's Artistic Director, once again brings together an original lineup of contemporary artists including Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Michael Campbell, Baaba Maal, and Pierce Turner with more performers being confirmed soon. Tickets will go on sale December 24, 2009.

For twenty years, the annual concert has assembled some of the biggest names in music and offers audiences a mix of unprecedented musical collaborations and solo offerings. Past unforgettable concerts have featured such talents as David Bowie, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Moby, Sigur Ros, Bright Eyes, R.E.M., The National, Natalie Merchant, Rufus Wainwright, Vampire Weekend, Emmylou Harris, Live, Ray Davies and Damien Rice, among many others.

The Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert commemorates the Monlam Prayer Festival traditionally held at the time of the Tibetan New Year. The festival drew vast numbers of monks, citizens, and pilgrims from all over the country who gathered to pray for world peace and prosperity. Tibet House U.S. is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 at the behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama that serves as a center for the preservation and presentation of the endangered Tibetan culture.

Carnegie Hall is located at 881 Seventh Avenue (at 57th Street). Concert tickets are $35 to $85 and can be purchased by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue). Tickets go on sale December 24. Tickets to the concert and a fundraising reception with the event's Honorary Chairpersons and artists (following the performance) are available through Tibet House U.S.

Please note: Concert only tickets are not available through Tibet House U.S. For more information or to reserve tickets for the concert and reception call Tibet House U.S. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 212.807.0563 or visit the Tibet House website here.

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