WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CounterPoint, an exciting new chamber orchestra, is making its debut performance at the Pakistan Embassy, 3517 International Court, Washington DC, October 27th at 6PM. CounterPoint and Walkabout Development Solutions International (WDSI) and the Pakistan American Business Association are co-sponsoring a fundraiser for the flood victims in Pakistan. This event will be the first fundraiser at the embassy. The concert is open to the public with a donation of $100.
"CounterPoint is pleased to offer this concert in support of the flood victims in Pakistan. As a diverse group of American musicians, we are also voicing our unequivocal support of people in need no matter what their religion or ethnicity. Rather than raising our voices and adding to global friction, we are playing powerful music that touches many cultures and brings us together in hopes that people will commit themselves to helping those in need and rejoice with us in the beauty and diversity in this our only world," said Dr. Bernstein, Chairman of the Board of CounterPoint.
CounterPoint is an innovative chamber music ensemble formed in 2010 by an accomplished group of energetic and dynamic classically trained musicians who share a compelling vision of the classical music experience. Intending to expand its technical and artistic excellence into new concert spaces and artistic horizons, they sculpt their performances from a unique blend of classical and contemporary compositions with other stimulating visual and aural experiences. By incorporating the latest in communication and recording technologies, they will strive to be known to and captivate diverse audiences around the world.
CounterPoint is comprised of Washington, DC-area professional musicians who regularly perform with the National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Washington National Opera, President's Own Marine Band, and Alexandria Symphony,
WDSI dedicates itself to sustainable solutions to promote healthy communities in Pakistan. Its projects focus on access, infrastructure, housing, energy, food, forestry and primary health care. Its operating principles include being community driven, using best practices, finding expert solutions, building integrated teams, insisting on transparency in all activities and working toward measurable outcomes, while drawing on extensive in-country networks, and years of experience working with local and federal government agencies in Pakistan. They have been recognized for their successful and efficient relief activities.
"This is a moment when the Pakistani diaspora can unite in support of those who have been devastated by the floods and who have no voice and by so doing call attention to all Americans that our fellow human beings need help to survive the winter," said Huma Malik, Managing Director of WDSI.
Dr. James E. Bernstein
Chairman of the Board
Walkabout Development Solutions International