United Sound Fundraiser A DOUBLE HEADER: Baseball Legends and Jazz Icons Announced
In support of United Sound, a non-profit supporting music students with special needs, baseball players and executives are teaming with brilliant musicians across genres to perform with members of the Boston Pops for a one-night only event with all proceeds going to United Sound. The event at Boston's Symphony Hall on Monday, November 27th, will begin with an all-star set by Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band, and many more. The night will conclude with event-organizer Bronson Arroyo and friends including Theo Epstein performing rock hits by Pearl Jam, Goo Goo Dolls, and many more along with the world-renowned Boston Pops Orchestra. Tickets are available now at www.bso.org
Batting first in Game 1 are jazz icons Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthew's Band), and several of their spectacular teammates. These world-class musicians are the equivalent to the Commissioner's Trophy!
Game 2 pairs ace pitcher Bronson Arroyo with members of the world-renowned Boston Pops, alongside special guests Theo Epstein, Eliot Sloan, Josh Klinghoffer, and more. Performing alt-rock favorites by Pearl Jam, Goo Goo Dolls, and others, this closing game is sure to hit a grand slam.
"I got involved with United Sound because music is the most powerful mover on the planet. I think it's important for people with special needs to be up close and in person to these experiences, and to feel something they haven't felt before." said former Red Sox pitcher and guitar-player Bronson Arroyo. "I was trying to think of a way to raise money for this organization and also play a great rock show with my friends. We were brainstorming ideas and this seemed like a great way to pair them together!."
When: November 27th at 7:00pm
Where: Boston Symphony Hall
How to get tickets: www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/91198
Adds United Sound Founder, Julie Duty, "Seeing these world class musicians and athletes coming together to support our students is so exciting. All kids, all of them, deserve the chance to be in music."
Founded in 2014, United Sound is a school-based instrumental music club for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their typical peers. For more information, go to www.unitedsound.org.