We’re excited to announce the second annual benefit concert, “Songs in the Key of Steven Blier,” on Friday, July 17 at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco. The evening will start with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, a live auction and concert, featuring renowned pianist Steven Blier and the celebrated soprano, Julia Bullock. The benefit is open to the public, with Gala tickets starting at $150 and VIP tickets at $250. All proceeds will go to the FSH Society.
Steven Blier, who was diagnosed with FSHD as a child, is a renowned pianist and Master Coach to the San Francisco Merola Opera Program. He co-founded the New York Festival of Song, one of the highlights of New York City’s cultural scene, and has taught for many years at the famed Juilliard School of Music. He played an active role in training and encouraging former students, such as Joseph Kaiser, Sasha Cooke and Kate Lindsey, as well as toured and performed with opera superstars like Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli and Jessye Norman.
Julia Bullock, winner of the 2015 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship and 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, made her San Francisco Symphony debut last season in “West Side Story,” conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; an album of the concert was released on the orchestra’s label in June 2014. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Bullock integrates her musical life with community activism and has organized benefit concerts for numerous non-profits and charities.
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