Classical singing sensation Andrea Bocelli will launch his new foundation with a benefit gala on Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Bocelli, David Foster, Heather Headley and Anna Maria Martinez will perform at the event.
The Andrea Bocelli Foundation seeks to raise funds and awareness for its efforts to fight poverty around the world and to help people overcome barriers caused by illness, discomfort or disability.
“I feel very strongly about helping people make the most of the world that we live in,” Bocelli said. “I was born with poor eyesight and became completely blind at the age of twelve. Overcoming blindness and dealing with its consequences has taught me about the nature of externally imposed limits, and has encouraged me to think about how to help and support others facing barriers in their lives. Every human being has the right to be happy, fulfilled and to live a flourishing and meaningful life. I want to help those who face barriers in achieving their life’s potential.”
Partnering with Bocelli for the event is the Swiss Luxury watch brand Girard-Perregaux.
“We are very proud and excited to join forces with Andrea Bocelli in the launch of his new foundation,” said Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind Group, which incorporates the Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard luxury watch brands. “His accomplishments as an artist and philanthropist are an inspiration to all of us and we are happy to support him in this new pursuit.”
The event is produced by Studiomusica and Jo Champa and presented by the Grammy Museum Foundation. Tickets are available by following this link.