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Yumi Kendall & Friends benefit concert - 8 pm, Friday, May 8

Yumi Kendall, Assistant Principal Cellist of The Philadelphia Orchestra, will give a Benefit Concert for the Lyre Association of North America on Friday, May 8, 2015, 8 pm, at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, located at 1601 Pughtown Road in Phoenixville, PA.

Pianist Sheila P. Johns and The East Coast Lyre Ensemble will accompany Yumi on several selections, including two pieces arranged by Veronika Roemer for lyre ensemble and cello – Saint-Saens' The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals and the Rachmaninoff Vocalise. The lyrists, who are coming together from seven states to support the fundraiser, will also offer a special piece written for the modern lyre.

The Lyre Association is raising funds to support the Sixth International Lyre Conference, to be held this summer in Detroit, Michigan. A primary goal of the conference, entitled “The Lyre as Instrument For Peace,” is to build community and help develop capacities for meaningful interaction, giving ear toward understanding and reconciliation in the world.

The Lyre Association of North America (LANA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982. It is an association of dedicated musicians who yearn to share the gift of the lyre with ever widening circles.

For more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Lyre Association of North America, contact lyrists@gmail.com, or go to www.LyreAssociation.org.

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