The 11th annual benefit for the Rainforest Foundation at New York's Carnegie Hall will feature performances by Elton John and James Taylor, as well as the organization's co-founder, Sting. Set for Apr
The 11th annual benefit for the Rainforest Foundation at New York's Carnegie Hall will feature performances by Elton John and James Taylor, as well as the organization's co-founder, Sting. Set for April 13, the event will feature a tribute to the late George Harrison by Ravi Shankar, who will perform a piece he has written in memory of the Beatles great. Additional performers will be added to the lineup as the show approaches.
The benefit will be dedicated to the foundation's late co-chairman Herman S. Sandler, who died as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the former World Trade Center. Ticket packages ranging from $2,500 to $50,000 -- which include admittance to the concert and a gala dinner afterwards, along with such perks as backstage passes for the highest price -- are available via Event Associates at 212-245-6570.
Concert-only "wonderful seats" are also available through Event Associates for $600. A limited number of $150-$300 concert-only tickets will be put on sale sometime in March through the Carnegie Hall box office.
Founded in 1989 by Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, the Rainforest Foundation funds ongoing projects in 18 rainforest countries throughout the world, and works with indigenous peoples to help them assert their rights and protect their lands through sustainable development practices. For more information, visit the official Rainforest Foundation U.S. Web site.