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Benefit Concert for Typhoon Victims

‘Classic Night At The Landmark’ to raise money for the Philippines.

“Classic Night At The Landmark,” a benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. The event, organized largely by Port Washington residents, will take place at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington at 7:30 p.m.

Headlining the event are acclaimed pianist and frequent guest soloist Martin Soderberg; 11-year-old Filipino-American pianist Benjamin Rossen, who has already performed at Carnegie Hall, mezzo soprano Elena Diaz-Acosta and violinist Chie Yoshinaka. The concert will also feature additional noted musical performers.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for light refreshments, seat selection and raffle ticket purchases.

The event was organized by Port Washington residents Rob and Gail Seiden, Debbie Greco Cohen, Vivian Moy and Aidan and Maya McCormack. Maya McCormack has a large family in the Philippines, and many of her relatives were devastated by the typhoon. While there was no loss of life, many lost their homes and possessions. Maya's sister, Myrna Rossen, a Great Neck resident, is also one of the organizers. Myrna is the mother of Benjamin, the child pianist, who entered the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division at age nine. 

Organizers pulled the event together in just two weeks. Tickets are $20, and are priced to fill the theater in a short amount of time, while also helping victims of the typhoon and providing the audience with an evening of classical music.

Friends and supporters of the event include American Red Cross, DLA Piper, The Lullingstone Charitable Foundation and Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation.

To order tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/522688 or call 1-800-838-3006 to reserve a ticket or make a donation. For raffle tickets ($20 each; six for $100), email: debbiegreco@verizon.net. Ticket, raffle and donation payments are tax-deductible.

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