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The Last Song of Summer
August 29, 2009, 4:30 pm
The second annual Watermill Summer Concert will bring together three exceptional artists on an outdoor stage at the laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson. Martha Wainwright will showcase material from her new project of rare Edith Piaf songs, a collaboration with Hal Willner. Rufus Wainwright and Norah Jones, two of today’s most beautiful and celebrated pop voices, will sing together for the first time.
The Last Song of Summer is sponsored by L’Oreal USA, Inc., with additional support from Brooks Brothers. The concert’s co-chairs: Lisa Anastos, Martin Dawson, Amanda Hearst, Shamim M. Momin, Dalia Oberlander, Arden Wohl and Viktor & Rolf.
The Watermill Summer Concert is a one-of-a-kind event in the Hamptons. Last year’s sold-out concert, featuring performances by Rufus Wainwright and Jessye Norman, drew hundreds of music lovers. Calvin Klein, Isabella Rossellini, Hana Soupkova, Luigi Tadini, Amanda Hearst, Steven Klein and Daphne Guinness, to name just a few, gathered on the south lawn of the stunning gardens at Watermill to enjoy champagne and live music.
Benefit tickets range from $125 to $500, the latter price including access to a backstage meet-and-great with the artists after the show. For tickets, please call the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation at (212) 253-7484 ext. 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proceeds allow the Watermill Center to grow its ambitious artist residency program, which enables emerging artists to explore new interdisciplinary approaches. Watermill aims to be a haven for the creative process and supplies its residents with a network of like-minded institutions to further develop and expand their work.