Tuesday, April 13th 2004 08:30 PM
New York, New York
Patti Smith and Friends Play For A 'Peaceable Kingdom' on April 13 at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine
Peaceable Kingdom Concert Brings Together Today's Most Respected Artists To Benefit Parents Circle
New York, New York,March 8, 2004--On Tuesday, April 13 at 8:30pm, veteran rocker Patti Smith along with some of the world's most respected dignitaries and celebrities will assemble for 'Peaceable Kingdom,' a concert benefiting the Parent's Circle, an organization made up of Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families for reconciliation in association with The Geneva Initiative, an unofficial Israeli-Palestinian model for a peace agreement reached by prominent Israeli and Palestinian leader. The Parent's Circle welcome the Initiative's special guests of honor Yossi Beilin and Yassir Abed-Rabbo at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine
Smith, who penned her new song "Peaceable Kingdom" in honor of the occasion, will be joined by a diverse and eclectic array of critically-acclaimed entertainers including Israeli superstar David Broza, who will perform with one of Palestine's prominent Ud players, a capella vocal harmonists The Anonymous 4, all-female chamber ensemble The Eroica Trio, Grammy Award nominated composer Osvaldo Golijov and alterna-folk stylists Cat Power fronted by Chan Marshall, widely regarded as one of the most powerful performers in music today.
The Parent's Circle is a bi-national organization formed in 1995 by Yitzhak Frankenthal after the murder of his son by Hamas in 1994. Today over 200 Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost a loved one in the conflict belong to the circle. The group offers support and encouragement among its members both Israeli and Palestinian, who have paid the ultimate price, share the same pain and sense of loss. Together, they serve each other as sources of strength and pursue their common interest in promoting peace and reconciliation in the volatile region through education, negotiation, meetings with influential world leaders, lectures, and summer camps. A toll-free hotline has been instituted, resulting in approximately 1500 Israelis talking to 1500 Palestinians a day.
Tickets are available at the Cathedral box office at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street or by phone at 212/662-2133 and CityTix on the web at citycenter.org or by phone at 212/581-1212. Ticket prices range from $25 to $100.
Cathedtral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Ave. @ 112th Street New York New York
Parents Circle - Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families