Music Under The Stars: A Haitian Relief Effort

On February 27, at 7:30 p.m., the “Friends of New World Symphony” will showcase an explosion of rhythm and energy during a charity concert and cocktail party sponsored by Diane and Alan Lieberman, both of whom are members of the Haute 100 in Miami, our annual ranking of the region’s 100 most influential and notable residents. So when they host a party, we recommend RSVPing a resounding yes.

Immediately after the concert at the Lincoln Theatre, attendees are invited to the post-party “Vibe” at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club’s Maxine Bistro & Bar.

The musical stylings of Jude Papaloko and Loray Mistik will provide the entertainment, and the band promises to offer a truly unique performance under the stars with up-tempo beats in a poolside setting. This is truly a can’t-miss event.

And it’s for a good cause: the band’s proceeds will be donated to the Papaloko 4 Kids foundation that was started by the lead band member, Jude Papaloko.

The foundation addresses shelter and educational needs for Haitian children, and the goal of the foundation is to raise enough money to build a community center where kids can find shelter and productive escapes from their daily lives in ruin. The program mission is to teach children how to read and write, as well as provide them an opportunity to learn music, dance, and arts and crafts.

The Catalina Hotel and Friends of New World Symphony recognize the importance of aiding those stuck by tragedy in Haiti, and because of this, donations of non-perishable food items and clothing will be accepted at the hotels’ front desk anytime throughout the week and through the entire month of March.

The event is for members of the “Friends of New World Symphony,” a group of young professionals with a mission to support arts and education around the globe. Memberships to the group start at around $150 and offers and “in-depth experience with some of the country’s most talented musicians.” For detailed membership information, we encourage you to contact Stacey Glassman,