Branford Marsalis and Javier Colon to Perform a “Heart and Soul” Benefit for the Hospital in Port Chester, NY on February 13th
White Plains, NY (January 7, 2014) – White Plains Hospital has announced a major benefit concert featuring performances by legendary Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis; and winner of the first season of “The Voice” television singing competition, vocalist Javier Colon. The concert will take place at the recently restored Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Thursday evening, February 13th.
The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a special VIP reception featuring cocktails and buffet dinner followed by the concert at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the reception and the concert together are $300, and tickets for general admission for the concert are $75. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. cardiac catheterization laboratory at White Plains Hospital.
Branford Marsalis is a renowned Grammy-award® winning saxophonist and Tony-award® nominee composer who is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Mr. Marsalis has become increasingly sought after as a featured soloist with such acclaimed orchestras as the Chicago, Detroit, Düsseldorf, and North Carolina Symphonies and the Boston Pops.
Vocalist Javier Colon won over the hearts of millions of Americans in 2011, when he was the winner of the inaugural season of the U.S. television show on NBC, The Voice. Colon has released several solo albums in his signature “acoustic soul” genre and continues to be a sought-after performer for national and international audiences.
The Capitol Theatre, in the heart of Port Chester, NY, has enjoyed a recent rejuvenation thanks to a $2 million overhaul undertaken by music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro in 2011. The theatre originally opened in 1926 and has attracted world-famous music groups in its 87-year history. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
“We are very excited to be hosting this benefit concert with two of the most extraordinarily talented musicians of our time under one roof,” said Dawn W. French, Vice President for Marketing and Community Relations at White Plains Hospital. “The evening will be a celebration of the remarkable growth of our hospital in the past few years, and the very exciting developments coming in the near future.”
The hospital is currently in the midst of its most significant renovation project in its 120-year history, with ongoing construction on a new lobby, entranceway, patient tower, operating suites and radiology area, among other upgrades.
For more information on the Heart and Soul benefit concert, and to purchase tickets or sponsorships, contact Tricia Laine in the White Plains Hospital Development Office at (914) 681-1040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.