Finding hope amidst the fires – IAMUSICA and TAM to host a very special Bushfire Benefit Concert
It’s a tragedy that has broken Australia’s heart. 11 million hectares scorched, 2,300 homes destroyed, 29 people dead, dozens more missing, and more than 1 billion animals gone forever. But if there is one small consolation after this disaster, it’s the way that Australians have come together to support those most afflicted and play a part in the nation’s recovery. It’s in this spirit that the International Academy of Musical Arts and its in-house, award-winning chamber music ensemble Trio Anima Mundi have gathered together a small galaxy of the finest classical, choral and world music stars for an afternoon to soothe souls, rouse hearts and raise funds.
“There has been a lot of bad news to absorb recently, but some events are so shocking and upsetting that they demand more than grief, they demand action. When Trio Anima Mundi was first established, we actually came together to raise funds for charity, little knowing how far it would take us, and this is a chance to get back to those roots and give back,” said Dr Kenji Fujimura, of Trio Anima Mundi. “All of the artists will be donating their time for free and I know their passion for this cause is going to result in some extraordinary performances, and an unforgettable event. We hope this will be a tiny little seed of hope to sprout out of such misery, while knowing that it can only be a small contribution given the scale of the disaster.”
We’re extremely grateful to the many organisations who have come together to support and sponsor this event and enabled us to donate all profits to the chosen charities. Those sponsors are Fed Square, Creative Vision Audio, IKON, Yamaha, and Eventbrite.
The wonderful array of artists performing will include Trio Anima Mundi, Collide, Elyane Laussade, Jay Dagbar, Ensemble Francaix, Diana Clark & Doug De Vries, Pramantha Tagore, Andrea & Valanga Khoza, Cadence Choir, One World Choir and the Australian Welsh Male Choir.
Please come and join us, whether you feel the need to help the people and animals so afflicted, or simply want to bring some beauty into your own life.