This year’s concert, which marks the event’s 22nd annual year, takes place Feb. 13. Proceeds benefit the Tibet House US, a 7,000-square foot cultural center in New York that includes gallery space, a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, photographic archives and a library with over 1,000 volumes.
The center’s mission is to preserve “Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, we hope to inspire others to join the effort to protect and save it.”
This isn’t Reed’s first time playing the benefit. He and Anderson both appeared at the 2007 edition. The 2012 lineup also includes composer Philip Glass, electronic producer/singer-songwriter James Blake, Tibetan Buddhist mantras singer Dechen Shak-Dagsay and hip hop musician/beatboxer Rahzel. More acts are expected to be added.
In addition to being a benefit concert, the event also celebrates the Tibetan New Year – the year of the water dragon.
Tickets are on sale now. Benefit package tickets, including prime concert seats and a post-concert dinner, are available through the Tibet House US. Concert only tickets are sold through the Carnegie Hall Box Office.
For more information click here for the Tibet House US website and here for Carnegie Hall’s website.