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PIEDMONT PIANO COMPANY PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC TO BENEFIT CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUEZ

Posted by drewbendon on February 5, 2008

For all of you who were horrified at the news of the boy who was shot while taking a piano lesson at the Piedmont Piano Company, here is a chance to show him your support.

THE MUSIC SCHOOL AT PIEDMONT PIANO COMPANY PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC TO BENEFIT CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUEZ ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

(Oakland, CA) – The Music School at Piedmont Piano Company presents a “Celebration of Music” to benefit Christopher Rodriguez on Sunday, February 10, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, one block from Pleasant Valley Avenue and ½ block from Piedmont Piano Company.

Christopher Rodriguez, a ten-year-old piano student at Piedmont Piano Company’s Harmony Road Music School, was struck by a stray bullet and seriously injured during his piano lesson on January 10, 2008.  The music teachers at Piedmont Piano Company are presenting this afternoon of music to raise funds for his care.

The event will feature an entire afternoon of music from dozens of talented performers and instructors from Piedmont Piano along with delicious food and drinks donated by the top restaurants of Piedmont Avenue including Bay Wolf Restaurant, Holly’s Mandarin, Fenton’s Creamery, Peet’s Coffee and Lococo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria.  There will also be a silent auction of wonderful donated items with 100% of all proceeds benefiting the Christopher Rodriguez Fund.

Please help us help Christopher and his family and join in a day of community healing.

Tickets for this event are $25. Children 12 and under are free. The ticket price includes music, food and admission to the silent auction. 100% of funds raised go directly to the Christopher Rodriguez Fund.

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, go to Piedmont Piano Company at 4382 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland or call (510) 547-8188.  You may also buy tickets or make a contribution online by going to www.piedmontpiano.com.

A website has been created with information about how to help Christopher and his family – www.christopherrodriguez.org.

Thanks, Drew

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One Response to “PIEDMONT PIANO COMPANY PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC TO BENEFIT CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUEZ”

  1. carolalban said

    I attended this benefit and it was wonderful!

    I have organized a star-studded benefit for Christopher Rodriguez at Yoshi’s in Oakland on Monday, March 24th. Tickets are on sale now!
    Call (510) 238-9200 or visit http://www.yoshis.com
    Shows at 8pm/$25 and 10pm/$18

    The 8pm show will include performances by Roger Glenn, John Santos, Narada Michael Walden, Kai Eckhardt, Zoe Ellis, Keith Terry, Tina Glenn, Alvenson Moore, Rafael Manriquez, Ingrid Rubis, Matt Herskowitz, the Oakland Jazz Choir, Fluteville, Carol Alban and other members of the Bay Area Chamber Symphony. The Baguette Quartette will give a pre-concert performance at 7:45pm so come early!

    The 10pm show will include performances by the legendary Frank Martin, Jose Neto, Anton Schwartz, Dan Feiszli, George Brooks, Kai Eckhardt, Narada Michael Walden, John Santos, Roger Glenn, Carol Alban, Matt Herskowitz, Suellen Primost, Tina Glenn and Alvenson Moore.

    Please visit event website for more info! http://www.myspace.com/benefitconcertinfo

    Hope you can make it!
    Carol Alban

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