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Friday, January 22, 2016

Benefit Concert for Kenyan Girls' School Postponed

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 12:58 PM

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to this weekend's anticipated snowstorm. The concert has been tentatively rescheduled for April 23.

This Saturday, River City Brass — a nationally touring 28-member ensemble — will play a concert at Karma Banquet and Event Center to kick off a campaign for Hekima Place, a home for orphaned and vulnerable girls in Kiserian, Kenya.

click to enlarge COURTESY OF KATIE URICH
Courtesy of Katie Urich
The benefit supports Hekima Place's new all-girls high school just outside Nairobi. Founder Kate Fletcher and the Kenyan board of trustees are building the school to address the lack of seats for girls to attend high school in Kenya.

At the concert, the band will draw on a repertoire ranging from John Philip Sousa to "Ruby Tuesday" and  "God Bless the USA."

The River City Brass performance will be followed by refreshments and a meet-and-greet with Hekima Place's Kate Fletcher and band leader James Gourlay — an internationally renowned tuba soloist and conductor.

River City Brass will play at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 23. Tickets are $30. 

The Karma Banquet and Event Center is located at 205 Mary St., in Carnegie. For more information, call 412-491-0867 or visit

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