Music Doing Good (formerly Divas World Productions) Presents: BREAK THRU
Launching a Season of Philanthropy Through Music Benefitting The Parish School
HOUSTON, TX – Music Doing Good (formerly known as Divas World Productions) is pleased to announce BREAK THRU, the first in an exciting new season of concerts on October 21, 2011, 8 pm, Rockefeller Hall, 3620 Washington Ave., 77007. The concert includes diverse musical genres from original songs to R & B to classical (from Sam Cooke to Chopin) and beyond. Special Guest Speaker for the evening will be Dr. David Eagleman, award-winning author and neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine. Music Doing Good core artists include Aisha Ussery Adams, Clyde Adams, Marie Bosarge, Kenneth Gayle, Phillip Hall, Aaron Kaufman, Anita Kruse, David LaDuca, Delfeayo Marsalis, Rodney Waters and Ray Younkin. The proceeds of all ticket sales benefit The Parish School, supporting the identification, education and empowerment of children with language and learning differences. BREAK THRU is a tribute to the great work achieved daily by The Parish School and a chance for school supporters, philanthropists and artists to explore connectivity, creativity and learning through music. Tickets are $45 and $60 (Mix Tix) and can be purchased through www.musicdoinggood.org/tickets.
Head of School, Margaret Noecker says, “’Success’ for The Parish School IS breaking through with each child, empowering and preparing a child for success in the classroom and beyond.” Principal Nancy Bewley adds, “The Arts is a pillar of our teaching philosophy." Music Doing Good and The Parish School share this important philosophy.
Along with the name change, Music Doing Good, has a new mission: philanthropy through music. The organization believes in turning music into money. Every performance pools audience ticket purchases to support worthy community-based organizations or a Spotlight Partner, thus using artistic performances for the public good. “When you come to our concerts, not only will you be entertained by a broad spectrum of world-class talent from our core artists and special guests, but you also get to meet and interact with individuals who share our vision for affecting great social change in the world through music,” remarks David LaDuca, Creative Director of Music Doing Good.
Music Doing Good introduces the concept of Micro-Philanthropy. Each concert offers levels of admission with prices ranging from the minimum suggested donation for concerts only, to the micro-philanthropy club level, where patrons pay more to support a worthy cause. The purchase of “Mix Tix” enables the ticket-holder to connect with fellow ‘micro-philanthropists’ at an informal pre-performance reception with hors d’ oeuvres and wine.
About Music Doing Good: Music Doing Good, Inc. is a 501c3 performing arts organization whose mission is philanthropy through music. Through world-class concert events and music education programs we generate friends and funds for outstanding non-profits working in health, education, music and children’s charities, enabling patrons to give back to the community. Music Doing Good produces a distinctive public concert series that incorporates a variety musical genres including musical theater, popular music, classical, jazz and standards. Productions combine an eclectic mix of music, a central theme and special expert guests who take audiences on a thought-provoking journey that creates a deeply rewarding experience. Each concert is designed to build like-minded audiences who share a passion for helping others and improving the world we share.