On February 22, festivities will be in full swing at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall, when the Tibet House US holds their 26th Annual Benefit Concert. Tibet House US is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy, which was founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama, with the intention of creating a partnership to help uphold Tibetan civilization and culture. The event is known for its amazing performances by highly acclaimed artists, and the roster from last year’s sold out event included Debbie Harry, Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson – and even a surprise appearance by Miley Cyrus. The Tibet House US Benefit Concert has been covered by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal and Vogue. The New York Times wrote of the extravaganza, “…the concert attendees rushing toward the stage looked as if they might tear the building apart.”
The line-up for this year promises performances by Iggy Pop, FKA Twigs, Sharon Jones, Basia Bulat and Dechen Shak-Dagsay with Helge van Dyk. The concert will be curated by American composer and artistic director Philip Glass. Along with the esteemed performers, Chuck Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Arden Wohl will be attending as Honorary Chairpersons.
Tickets are on sale now, with prices ranging from $35 to $200, and can be purchased online here, or by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800. Special Gala packages start at $500, which include tickets to the concert and dinner reception. Gala tickets can be purchased here, or through Tibet House US, at 212.807.0563.
More information about the event can be found here. See you at the Gala!