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The Best of Bodhi Tree, Celebrating Five Seasons of Grassroots Philanthropy

Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 4:00pm

St. James by the Sea

743 Prospect Street, La Jolla

Bodhi Tree Concerts, a San Diego pioneer of arts organizations partnering with and donating to charities, now in its fifth year of philanthropy through the arts, presents a concert featuring local favorites Laura Bueno, Mark Danisovszky, Walter DuMelle, Michael Morgan, Janie Prim & Bryan Verhoye, plus several rescued birds, to benefit Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary. Concert will feature Opera, Music Theater, French Cabaret and the American Spiritual.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at bodhitreeconcerts.org or at the door.

Bodhi Tree Concerts performs random acts of kindness by presenting music events, donating 100 percent of its profits to charitable causes. The group hires exclusively local artists, to inspire community engagement, philanthropy, & enlightenment through music.

Mama’s Kitchen writes: “Bodhi Tree Concerts is a truly worthwhile organization. Not only do they bring joy to the community through music, they also generously donate the proceeds of their concerts to charities both locally and globally. By supporting Mama’s Kitchen, Bodhi Tree Concerts has provided hundreds of home-delivered meals to folks in San Diego County who are battling life-threatening illnesses.”

One hundred percent of the profits from this concert will be donated to Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary. Free Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining a sanctuary that shelters, nurtures and re-socializes parrots, while educating the public to inspire a lasting concern for the well-being of exotic birds. Birds from the sanctuary will be on hand for concert goers to enjoy.

This concert marks the opening concert of Bodhi Tree Concerts’ fifth season. The organization has already presented 20 concerts and donated thousands of dollars to 20 charitable organizations including Mama’s Kitchen, Voices for Children, Erase Poverty, and Foundation for Women, just to name a few. Bodhi Tree Concerts won a coveted San Diego Bravo Award in 2013, a Best of Fringe Award in 2014, a Best of 2014 and 2015 from SanDiegoStory.com, and most recently a Critics Choice Award in 2015 for their SD Premiere of Tears of the Knife.

Bodhi Tree Concerts’ 2016 Season also features the SD Premiere of BRUNDIBAR a charming children’s opera first performed during the horrors of the Holocaust plus a Sing-A-Long version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers.

For more information and complimentary tickets please contact Diana DuMelle, (917) 596-9359, or BodhiTreeConcerts@gmail.com.

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