Chamber concert to benefit Parkinson's research

"Prelude to a Cure," a chamber concert featuring 20 members of the Cleveland Orchestra, will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights on Friday, May 30.

The concert will benefit Shaking With Laughter, a Cleveland Heights-based nonprofit organization that raises money for Parkinson’s disease research. Since its inception in 2011, Shaking With Laughter has raised more than $460,000 through concerts and performances that often include humor.

Robert Walters, an English horn player in the Cleveland Orchestra, created the event after attending another Shaking With Laughter performance. He teamed up with St. Paul’s music director Karel Paukert and recruited 19 additional orchestra members to participate.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 2747 Fairmount Blvd., and tickets are available at General admission is $55 and balcony seats are $40. VIP tickets are $100 and include preferred seating and a light dinner and dessert before the performance.

Marc Jaffe

Marc Jaffe is a longtime Heights resident, humor writer, comedian, father of three girls, and president of Shaking With Laughter, a nonprofit that raises funds for Parkinson's research through events that have an element of humor.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 4:26 PM, 05.02.2014