What: “Peace By Peace, Tango, Jazz & More” Benefit Concert for David Diego Ladowski Memorial Fund. The event will be held at the Montrose Room located at the InterContinental Hotel O‟Hare in Rosemont. The venue showcases contemporary art and cutting-edge design. The benefit will feature performances by celebrated musicians iAN&ANi, a fiery duo of Russian born cellist and Bulgarian pianist, having performed across the United States and Europe. The guests will enjoy a special tango performance by Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung of the Tango 21 Dance Company and a jazz performance by Chicago native, Robert “Baabe”” (pronounced “Bobby”) Irving III, a well-known American pianist, composer, arranger and music educator, and a piano performance by Israeli born Ruti Abramovitch, winner of the Concerto Competition at Indiana University, the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, and the Tel Aviv Academy Competition.
Where:The Montrose Room at the InterContinental Hotel (Chicago O’Hare) 5300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL. (847) 544-5300
When: Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Why: To raise funds for the David Diego Ladowski Memorial Fund that provides financial help for students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The award is given to gifted and talented young students, committed to a lifetime of public service and working for world peace and excellence. This award was established by the at the initiative of the Ladowski family by the President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem along with the rector and professors.
For information on this event or to sponsor, please call (847) 947-8198. For tickets, please visit: www.ticketweb.com (search: “Peace by Peace”)
About David Diego Ladowski Memorial Fund
The David Diego Ladowski Memorial Fund was created to honor the memory of David Diego Ladowski and to continue his legacy. This extraordinary young man was born in 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and immigrated to Israel in 1992. All by himself, he achieved what not many people can in a short period of time. He was a special human being always caring for others.
On July 31, 2002, while he was at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem delivering his last papers to complete his Masters Degree in Public Policy and getting ready to assume his position as Vice-Consul at the Embassy of Lima, Peru in about a week, a bomb planted at the Frank Sinatra cafeteria killed him along with other 5 Americans and 3 Israelis and wounding 90 people.
Since then, the University of Jerusalem gives an annual award in David’s honor that consists in merit scholarships. The award is given to gifted and talented young students, committed to a lifetime of public service and working for world peace and excellence. This award was established at the initiate of the Ladowski family by the President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem along with the rector and professors. http://www.daviddiegofund.org/
ABOUT iAN&ANi Duo
iAN&ANi is a Chicago based cello and piano duo comprised of Russian cellist Ian Maksin and Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova. The pair has performed in over 50 concerts across the United States and Europe. In 2011, iAN&ANi performed their multimedia production Tango Obsession at the Chopin theatre in Chicago with great success. Their debut album Tango Plus debuted in October 2012.
ABOUT Robert Irving III
Native Chicagoan Robert Irving III, often nicknamed “Baabe”, is a pianist, arranger and music educator. Originally part of a group of young Chicago musicians in the late „70s, he helped form the nucleus of Miles Davis‟ recording and touring bands. Later in his career, Irving has gone onto become a well-known touring musician, composer, arranger, producer and interdisciplinary artist.
ABOUT Ruti Abramovitch
Chicago-based pianist Ruti Abramovitch was born in Israel. A talented artist, whose interpretations and communicative playing has gained her much acclaim. Ruti began her studies at an early age in a conservatory near Tel Aviv. Among the prizes and awards Ruti had won are the Concerto Competition at Indiana University, the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, and the Tel Aviv Academy Competition.