Feed the soul and rescued animals while enjoying world-class music at the Binn Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Ridgefield, CT. on Sunday, October 27, from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.This afternoon of classical music, cocktails and canapés features a trio of musicians from the New York Philharmonic: Head Associate Principal Cello Eileen Moon, violinist Carmit Zori and violist Robert Rinehart, who will perform in a fundraiser that includes a tour of the 22-acre Animal Sanctuary, the permanent home for hundreds of abused and abandoned rescued animals. The Binn Animal Rescue & Sanctuary Charitable Foundation saves animals from the staggering problems, which occur as a result of animal cruelty or neglect. Countless animals find themselves in harm's way each day through people's ignorance, deliberate acts of cruelty or accidental trauma. With the Foundation's ongoing support seven days a week 365 days a year, terrified animals, who have been abused or abandoned, will have a home where they will be properly cared for, attended to and loved for the remainder of their lives.
The trio donating their time and talent includes Eileen Moon,who joined the cello section of the New York Philharmonic in 1998 and was named Associate Principal Cello in 2007. She began her studies with Irene Sharp at the San Francisco Conservatory and subsequently received a bachelor's of music degree from The Juilliard School and a performance diploma from the Hochshule für Musik in Vienna, Austria. Violinist Carmit Zori has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. ViolistRobert Rinehart, also a member of the New York Philharmonic, is a familiar figure on the New York chamber music scene. A founding member of the Ridge String Quartet, Mr. Rinehart has performed in every major music center in the United States, as well as in Europe, South America, Canada, Australia and Asia and has collaborated with Benny Goodman, Rudolf Firkusny and the Guarneri String Quartet.