McDowell/Vukovich: Rockland Farm Alliance Benefit

poster as jpegA Music for Farms Benefit Concert for the Rockland Farm Alliance will be held on Sunday September 13th at 3 PM at the Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY. A reception following at 4:30 PM will feature locally grown treats. Tickets are $17 Adults and $12 for students in advance and $15 and $20 at the door (please visit to order tickets); The performers are musicians, composers and farmers John McDowell (piano and percussion) and Emmanuel Vukovich (violin), performing an original composition based on the Parsifal legend as well as classical and tango pieces. McDowell is best known as composer of the score to Oscar winning documentary Born Into Brothels and has toured with Rusted Root. Juilliard-educated Vukovich is a former member of the Lloyd Carr-Harris String Quartet, first place winner in the prestigious Fischoff Competition.

Come support The Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA), a broad based community coalition of farmers, community groups, community activists, local and county officials and interested citizens. The RFA was formed in early 2007, with a simple mission to preserve, create and enhance sustainable agriculture in Rockland County, NY. This grassroots effort, which started with the passionate vision of a single farmer, has grown into a powerful community force of over 400 members. With nearly every facet of our community represented, they draw on the expertise of individual members from every walk of life. Several exciting initiatives will be announced at the reception.