||The Whiteweld Foundation The
Whiteweld Foundation Concert Series presents legendary artist
Burt Bacharach live at Lincoln Center
Concert is a Fund-Raiser to Benefit Children’s
NEW YORK, NY – The Whiteweld Foundation Concert
Series presents Burt Bacharach and a 30-piece orchestra, live, in concert
at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, on Saturday, September 18, 2004
at 8:00 PM. Sultry gospel sensation Oleta Adams will also be performing.
The concert is a fund-raiser with proceeds to benefit a number of children’s
charities. This show follows a series of successful musical events
sponsored by The Whiteweld Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated
to promoting the health, education, and welfare of children throughout
Burt Bacharach is one
of the most accomplished composers of the 20th Century. He has collaborated
artists such as
Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, Barbara Streisand and dozens more.
Over fifty of his compositions have become top 40 hits. Many of Burt’s
songs have become synonymous with popular soundtracks and commercials.
Some of these hits include “Magic Moments,” “Rain
Drops Keep Falling On My Head,” and “What the World Needs
Born the youngest daughter of a minister in Yakima,
Washington, Oleta Adams’ first singing experience was in the church choir.
By the age of eleven, she had already established herself as a piano
prodigy, directing and accompanying four choirs. Discovered by Tears
for Fears, Oleta’s powerful gospel and R&B voice won her
the chance to be featured on their Seeds of Love Album. Her 1990
debut album, Circle of One, was produced by Tears for Fears member
Roland Orzabal, and included the hit “Get Here.” Other
recordings include 1993’s Evolution, 1995’s Movin On,
and 1997’s Come Walk with Me.
The mission of The Whiteweld Foundation is to
help charities fund vital educational and cultural programs, as
well as civic events
assisting children. James J. Bovino, a principal founder of Whiteweld,
Barrister & Brown, founded the Whiteweld Foundation in 2003.
The Foundation donates funds in the form of grants to local and national
charitable organizations to provide educational and cultural opportunities
for children throughout the world. The Whiteweld Foundation Concert
Series was created as a way to ‘give back to the community’ by
offering patrons an evening of great entertainment while raising
money to benefit important charities.
John Johnson, President and Managing Director
of The Whiteweld Foundation, says, “We are delighted to have such incredibly talented artists
performing at this benefit. And it is an amazing feeling to be able
to help so many underprivileged children. Together we will continue
to heighten awareness of the Foundation’s efforts to promote
events that support children’s charities.”
Tickets are priced at $35, $50, $75 and up. To purchase tickets,
call CenterCharge at 212-721-6500 or visit the Avery Fisher Hall,
Lincoln Center Box Office, located at Columbus Avenue and 65th Street,
Monday to Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 6:00 pm.
To purchase online, visit www.whiteweldconcerts.org.