Blood Orange (Dev Hynes), Angel Olsen and Stephin Merritt will join the eclectic line-up for the 31st Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert on March 3rd at The Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City at 7:30pm ET. Genre-bending Blood Orange (Dev Hynes), will be a spectacular addition to the night with his urgent, delicate pop music that has been praised for its socio-political messages. He is currently in the studio working on new music as a follow up to 2016’s standout Freetown Sound. Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen, whose 2016 album My Woman and latest collection, Phases, have garnered much acclaim, will present her enormous musical range at this wonderful night of music for the first time; and singer-lyricist Stephin Merritt, whose band The Magnetic Fields recently released their lauded album 50 Songs Of Memoir, will lend his wit and character-driven music to the evening.
This year’s show will take on a special significance as cultural conversations continue about equality and human rights – issues that the Tibet House US Benefit Concert has brought attention to throughout its 30-year history. The all-female group choir Resistance Revival Chorus, born out of the Women’s March on Washington, will be on hand to deliver a message of female empowerment. They recently gave a powerful performance alongside Kesha at the GRAMMY® Awards this past weekend. The night will also feature esteemed composer and artistic director Philip Glass, high-voltage, soul-based rock unit St. Paul and the Broken Bones, singer-songwriter and co-founder of the GRAMMY Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens and Tibetan folk and freedom singer Techung. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman and Arden Wohl are Honorary Chairpersons.
One of the longest-running and most renowned live cultural events in NYC, this year’s benefit is sure to be an unforgettable evening full of amazing music and one-night-only collaborations – a signature of the show. Proceeds support the work of Tibet House US, a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy founded in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to ensure the survival of the unique Tibetan civilization.
Tickets for the concert are on sale now ($35-$200) – visit www.carnegiehall.org to purchase, call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, or visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue). Also available now are special gala packages starting at $500 that include prime concert tickets and an elegant dinner reception with the performers and a who’s who of New York City society. To purchase these packages, visit www.tibethouse.usor call Tibet House US at 212.807.0563.