BROOKLIN — Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Paul Sullivan of Brooklin will add his talent to Maine’s efforts to aid earthquake victims when he performs at the “Hope for Haiti” benefit concert at Unity College Friday, Jan. 22.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will benefit Haiti relief efforts by the American Red Cross and Water Projects International.
Sullivan will accompany Caribbean opera star Phillip Mentor in a concert featuring early American spirituals that were popular in Louisiana and other parts of the South, many of which have their origins in the Caribbean and are connected with Haiti, Sullivan said.
Sullivan said he looks forward to playing with Mentor and forging a new musical relationship as they come together in a common cause.
“It will be a new friendship and a new collaboration,” he added. “It feels good to be doing something — no matter how minimal — for the people in Haiti.”
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