By Michael Gioia
30 May 2012
The concert, which begins at 8 PM, benefits the FEED Foundation with a goal to raise enough money in one evening to provide one million school meals. Former President Bill Clinton will make a special appearance.
Performers include singers John Legend and Natasha Bedingfield, New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert, violinist David Aaron Carpenter, the PS 22 Chorus and National Symphony Orchestra conductor and pianist Christoph Eschenbach. The featured orchestra is the Salomé Chamber Orchestra.
Over the past five years, FEED has provided nearly 60 million school meals around the world, mostly in Africa and Haiti, through the sale of FEED products and donations by the FEED Foundation to organizations like the WFP, UNICEF and DonorsChoose.org.