work in harmony for Afghan women
are tuning up for "Lifting the Veil II: A Concert of Women's
Music,” an event at California State University, Sacramento
to raise money for teachers working on behalf of the Afghan Women's
The concert begins with a discussion among the guest composers and
performers at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 11 in the Music Recital Hall
of Capistrano Hall. The performance starts at 8 p.m.
The event features Curvd Aire, a brass quintet comprised of CSUS
alumni; New York-based pianist/ composer Beata (pronounced BEE-AW-TAW)
Moon; Santa Clara pianist Teresa McCollough; and Southern California
composer Alex Shapiro. All concert proceeds will benefit the Afghan
Women's Mission, which works to provide health care and education
to women and girls living in Afghanistan and Afghan refugee camps.
“Lifting the Veil” organizer Paul Simmons, CSUS alumnus
and trumpet player with Curvd Aire, says the brass ensemble joined
forces with the Mission shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks. “We
were concerned with the terrible plight of Afghan women,”
Tickets are available only at Capistrano Hall’s ticket office
the evening of the event. They are $10 for general admission and
$5 for students and seniors.
For more information, contact Paul Simmons at (916) 835-7426. Additional
media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs
office at (916) 278-6156.