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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Great Music for a Great City: World Water Day Musical Celebration - March 22

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College presents
Great Music for a Great City:
World Water Day Musical Celebration

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 4pm

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College presentstheir classical music series Great Music for a Great City: World Water Day Musical Celebration on March 22, 2009 at 4pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC. Admission is FREE, with reservations available at Ticket Central, 212-279-4200 or www.ticketcentral.com.

The United Nations General Assembly has designated March 22 as World Day for Water. This narrated concert will call attention to our international water crisis. The program will feature musical works that celebrate water,including works by Schubert, Copland, Brahms, spirituals & world music.

Featuring Eli Wallach, narrator, with Mayim Water music by Israeli Ensemble Rafi Malkiel; the Harlem Vocal Arts Ensemble; and Metropolitan Opera soloists Camellia Johnson, soprano, Terry Cook, bass baritone, and Sirena Huang, violin.
"We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Don't waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late."
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. The Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,00 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.

Great Music for a Great City: World Water Day Musical Celebration will be performed on Sunday, March 22 at 4pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC. Admission is FREE, with reservations available at Ticket Central, 212-279-4200 or www.ticketcentral.com.

For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.php.

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