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Clayton, MO, United States, 2007/02/15 - The Concert for the Oceans Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ocean and climate conservation, today announced its 2007 worldwide celebrity concert series scheduled for New York, Florida, California, & China.
The performances, sponsored in part by Hard Rock International and scheduled from March through June, will feature celebrity artists, including Breaking Benjamin, Katya Grineva, Robert Anthony Aviles, Lori Michaels, Leo, and Kristen Hoffman. The Foundation is also finalizing participation from Sting, Sir Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffet, and Celine Dion. In addition to its musical guests, the Concerts will include celebrity guests, such as Peter Max, Sir George Martin, and Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
“We are pleased to announce our 2007 concert series, which features so many talented artists and speakers from around the world,” commented Leonard Sonnenschein, President of the Concert for the Oceans Foundation. “In addition to our current communication with scientists, educators, community leaders, and local environmental organizations in over 80 countries, we believe these concerts will help raise the much needed awareness about the current state of our oceans and our climate,” he added.
In addition to its concert series, the Foundation has scheduled its first ever gala fundraiser on June 5, 2007 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This fundraiser will benefit the international conservation and research grants provided annually by the Foundation. Details about the dinner will be announced soon.
About the Concert for the Oceans Foundation
The Concert for the Oceans Foundation is dedicated to building awareness about the oceans and climate change through the support of scientists, educators, community leaders, and local environmental organizations in over 80 countries. The Foundation provides financial support to local projects directed towards protecting our oceans and climate, decreasing pollution, providing access to clean water, improving community collaboration and communicating efforts to save the planet and save ourselves.
Foundation Board of Directors
Leonard Sonnenschein, World Aquarium
Peter Max, Artist
Dennis D’Amico, Dream Makers MP3
Father Paul Mayer, Climate Crisis Coalition
Annie Balliro, Hard Rock International
Island Weiss, Island Weiss Gallery
Scott Barber, The Barber Shop Studios
David Isserman, Isserman Consulting
Participating Individuals and Organizations
Sir George Martin
Mavericks Surf Competition
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
The Hard Rock Cafe
Friends of the Earth
Island Weiss Galleries
Dream Makers Music
The Ocean Project
World Ocean Network.