Tickets to singer and songwriter James Taylor's just-announced benefit concert for Haiti sold out in 90 minutes, raising $150,000 for Partners in Health (pih.org), which Taylor and his wife, Kim, then matched, making the total amount raised so far to benefit the people of Haiti: $300,000.
Upon hearing news of the sold out concert, Taylor volunteered to donate his services for a second show on Saturday, January 23 at 8pm.
“The need in Haiti is so great and our community in the Berkshires is so generous. Performing another concert is the least I can do and, fortunately, the Mahaiwe is free the next night,” he said.
Tickets to “Help for Haiti: An Intimate Evening with James Taylor” are $100 (balcony), $200 (orchestra and mezzanine), and $1,000 (golden circle including private post-show reception with the artists) and went on sale on Wednesday, January 20 at 9am at mahaiwe.org and in person at the Mahaiwe Box Office (14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass.). No phone sales are available for this concert. Limit four tickets per person.
Taylor will be joined by his longtime singers Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, his wife, Kim Taylor, and Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Owen Young.
Partners In Health (PIH) has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. The organization works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Based in Boston, PIH employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses, and community health workers. The vast majority of PIH staff are local nationals based in the communities they serve. For more information, see pih.org.