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The Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston is to benefit from proceeds of a concert that was held in New York on April 2, featuring the New England Symphonic Ensemble.
Some of the proceeds will also be given to assist children suffering from HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe.
Internationally acclaimed Jamaican pianist, Orrett Rhoden, made his New York orchestral debut at the concert, entertaining many patrons who attended the event.
Mr. Rhoden, the first Jamaican classical pianist to play at Carnegie Hall, was one of two soloists featured in the two and a half hour-long benefit performance.
Along with another soloist, Mark di Pinto, Mr. Rhoden performed with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, the Columbia Collegiate Vocal Ensemble and the Pro Arts International Choir.
American pianist Mark di Pinto opened the programme, followed Mr. Rhoden who performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major, K488 and Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22 by Chopin.
The concert was attended by members of the Jamaican Consulate, classical music enthusiasts, music lovers and members of the Jamaican community.