School of Music faculty, students join hands for Haiti

Robin McCabe and Craig Sheppard
Robin McCabe and Craig Sheppard (Photo: Colin Todd)

School of Music faculty and students will join other celebrated performing artists in an afternoon of duo performances at the Seattle Art Museum Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. with concert proceeds benefiting Haiti disaster relief.

Artists appearing include: Robin McCabe, Craig Sheppard, Mark Salman, Rajan Krishnaswami, Amber Archibald, Melia Watras, Michael Jinsoo Lim, Judith Cohen, and Jeannie Wells Yablonsky.

School of Music alumnus Kevin Kaukl, a former piano student of Robin McCabe who organized the benefit, says all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Orphans Haiti Relief Initiative, which includes the St. Damien Chateaublond Pediatric Hospital in Tabarre, St. Helene Orphanage, and The Father Wasson Center near Port au Prince.

"Friends of the Orphans has worked in Haiti for over 20 years to improve the lives of children there, and sustained great loss of life and damage to facilities during the recent earthquake," Kaukl says.

Tickets and more information are available here.