‘Ten Grands’ to aid Bellevue Youth Symphony

Tickets for “Ten Grands,” a benefit concert scheduled for April 3, 2009 at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Tickets for “Ten Grands,” a benefit concert scheduled for April 3, 2009 at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

The second annual musical extravaganza, which features 10 grand pianos and 10 concert pianists, will benefit the Bellevue Youth Symphony, among others.

Pianists will play a variety of classical, jazz, blues, gospel, boogie woogie, pop, contemporary and new-age music. Artists play simultaneously, in duets and other combinations, and as soloists.

The inaugural concert in Seattle, held May 17, 2008, netted more than $30,000.

Bellevue resident Kathy Fahlman Dewalt, who taught music for many years in public schools and was instrumental in bringing Ten Grands to Seattle, serves as co-producer for the concert at Benaroya Hall.

“Ten Grands does more than help fill the budget gaps. It has evolved into a community effort that shares the joy, the healing, the learning, and the life-changing gifts music has to offer,” she said.

Ticket prices start at $40 and may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone, 206-292-2787.