On October 22 and 23, classical music and performing arts industry professionals will gather at Bowlmor Lanes in New York City’s Greenwich Village to bowl and raise money for Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS, the fundraising and grant-making organization founded in 1993 by Charles Hamlen. At the fourteenth annual Up Our Alley Benefit Bowling Bonanza, IMG Artists, Lincoln Center, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, G. Schirmer/AMP, Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic, and the League of American Orchestras will be among the organizations fielding teams. Since its inception in 1999, Up Our Alley has raised more than $1.2 million for Classical Action and its parent organization, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Classical Action raises funds through private house concerts, special events, and recording and merchandising projects. More information about the fundraiser is available at the Classical Action website. Steve Alter, the League’s director of advertising and meetings, is taking part in the bowling fundraiser; to help him support Classical Action, click here.
Posted October 18, 2012