33rd Annual Benefit Concert

Concert only tickets are available via Carnegie tickets via www.carnegiehall.org, Carnegie Charge (212) 247-7800, or at the Carnegie Hall Box Office. Please note that concert only tickets are not available through Tibet House US.

Purchase benefit package tickets (including prime seats to the concert and entrance to the dinner) by calling 1-212-807-0563 or emailing [email protected], or purchase your tickets BELOW:


I am pleased to attend the concert and party for $500.
Includes 1 prime seat to the concert and party. Approx. $250 tax-deductible.
I am/We are pleased to become Benefit Committee member(s) for $900.
Includes 2 prime seats for concert and party. Approx. $500 tax-deductible.
I am/We are pleased to become a Co-Chair(s) for $5,000.
Includes 10 prime seats for the concert and party plus a copy of the groundbreaking graphic novel depiction H.H. Dalai Lama’s life, Man of Peace, by William Meyers, Robert A.F. Thurman, and Michael Burbank
I am/We are pleased to become a Sponsor(s) for $7,000.
Includes 10 prime seats for the concert and party with a gift of a lovely Tibetan singing bowl handcrafted by Dzi.
I am/We are pleased to become a Guardian for $13,000.
Includes 10 prime seats for the concert and party plus a set of dZi Tibetan bells. Solid brass exquisite Tibetan bells made exclusively for dZi, Inc. by the Tibetan Lingtsang Community in northern India.
I am/We are pleased to become an Angel for $21,000.
Includes 10 prime seats for the concert and party and includes 4 guests attending part of the dress rehearsal at Carnegie Hall on February 26.
I am unable to attend but would like to contribute a fully tax-deductible contribution.



Philip Glass: Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Philip Glass is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Juilliard School. By 1974, Glass had created a large collection of music for The Philip Glass Ensemble. The period culminated in the landmark opera, Einstein on the Beach. Since Einstein, Glass’s repertoire has grown to include music for opera, dance, theater, orchestra, and film. His scores have received Academy Award nominations (Kundun, The Hours, Notes on a Scandal) and a Golden Globe (The Truman Show).  Recent works include an opera on Walt Disney, The Perfect American, Glass’s memoir, ‘Words Without Music’, by Liveright Books, and Symphony No. 11
Glass received the U.S. National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama in 2016 and the 41st Kennedy Center Honors in December 2018.  The LA Philharmonic premiered Symphony No. 12 in January 2019. Upcoming premieres include an original score for a new Broadway production of King Lear in March 2019, and a theater collaboration with director Phelim McDermott.

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers. She is best known for her  multimedia  presentations  and  innovative  use  of  technology.   As writer,  director,  visual  artist  and vocalist  she  has  created  groundbreaking  works  that  span  the  worlds  of  art,  theater,  and  experimental music.   Anderson’s   live   shows   range   from   simple   spoken   word   to   elaborate   multi-media   stage performances.  She  has  published  seven  books  and  her  visual  work  has  been  presented  in  major museums around the world. Just a few of her many career highlights include her 2002 appointment as the first artist-in-residence of NASA which culminated in her 2004 touring solo performance ͞The End of the  Moon͟.   In  2007  she  received  the  prestigious  Dorothy  and  Lillian  Gish  Prize for  her  outstanding contribution to the arts. In 2011 she was awarded with the Pratt Institute’s Honorary Legends Award.   Her exhibition ͞Boat͟ curated by Vito Schnabel opened in May of 2012.  She has just finished residencies at both CAP in UCLA in Los Angeles and EMPAC in Troy, New York. Her film ͞Heart of a Dog͟ was chosen as an official selection of the 2015 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. In the same year, her exhibition ͞Habeas  Corpus͟  opened  at  the  Park  Avenue  Armory  to  wide  critical  acclaim  and  in  2016 she  was  the recipient of Yoko Ono’s Courage Award for the Arts for that project. Anderson lives in New York City.

Tenzin Choegyal: Born to a nomad family in Tibet, Tenzin Choegyal grew up in the refugee community in northern India after his family fled intolerable repression in Tibet in the early 1970s. After moving to Australia in 1997 Tenzin quickly became popular on the festival circuit. He has collaborated with many notable musicians both in Australia and abroad, has released five albums and is Creative Director of the acclaimed Festival of Tibet in Brisbane, Australia. With his extraordinary vocal ability and skill on the Dranyen (Tibetan lute) and Lingbu, Tenzin creates original compositions, which uniquely reflect his cultural lineage. Through the Festival of Tibet, the Women with Wisdom concert series and home concerts throughout Australia, Tenzin Choegyal raises much needed funds for the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in India, which care for and educate thousands of children living in exile. Tenzin Choegyal’s much anticipated new album, Heart Strings, is due for release in January 2015.

Rubin Kodheli (ko-thé-lee) (cello). Rubin composes music and has contributed compositions to the widely acclaimed film Precious (2009) among compositions for modern dance, orchestras and chamber ensembles. He also writes music for his band Blues in Space. A band consisting of electric cello, electric bass and drums. Rubin has performed with the most influential artists of the century including Philip Glass, Dave Douglas, Henry Threadgill, Meredith Monk, Lee Konitz, Joan Jett, Christian McBride and Laurie Anderson.
In March of 2017, Rubin performed with Laurie Anderson and Christian McBride at New York City’s Town Hall  as part of a new series called Improvisations which was hailed as one of the top 10 best jazz concerts of the year by the New York Times. In the same year Rubin collaborated with Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson as part of a series of concerts in London called American Style. Recently he has been performing his solo project called Escape. Compositions written for cello solo and electronics. Rubin’s favorite activity among other things is bowling.

Iggy Pop: “A lot of what I did was: If you’re not gonna do it, I’ll do it for ya, I’ll do it first.” There’s a reason why many consider Iggy Pop the godfather of punk – every single punk band of the past and present has either knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from him and his late ’60s/early ‘70s band, The Stooges. Widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers of all time, Iggy Pop pre-figured both ‘70s punk and ‘90s grunge and has built a legendary career filled with both critical acclaim and fanatic cult success. There are never-ending migrations back to the Stooges’ three seminal LPs, starting with the classic self-titled debut of 1969, The Stooges, 1970’s Funhouse and 1973’s Raw Power, while some of Iggy’s iconic solo albums including Lust For Life, The Idiot, New Values, Zombie Birdhouse, Blah Blah Blah, Brick by Brick, American Caesar and the more recent Skull Ring, Preliminaires and Apres, along with many features and collaborations, have cemented his status as a true music innovator. Some of those albums produced anthemic sounds like The Passenger, commercially successful collaborations like Candy (with Kate Pierson) and hits featured in cult movies (Lust for Life and In the Death Car). In 2010, Iggy and the Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Iggy makes a welcome solo return to the live stage in 2015 after successfully touring the globe with The Stooges for the last decade.

Patti Smith: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Patti Smith has had a very notable career. In 1975 Smith’s first recording, Horses, was inducted into the National Recording Registry then in 2010 at The Library of Congress by the National Recording Preservation Board. Represented by the Robert Miller Gallery in New York since 1978, her art has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide. Patti Smith was awarded the honor of “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres” from the French Ministry of Culture, and has been awarded honorary doctorates from several other institutions. In addition she has received prestigious awards representing lifetime achievement, significant achievements in music and The Kathryn Hepburn Medal which recognizes women whose lives embody the same drive and accomplishments as the four-time winning actress. Her 2010 acclaimed memoir, Just Kids, was awarded the National Book Award. She is a four-time Grammy nominee, most recently nominated in 2017 for the spoken word recording of her latest book, M Train, and a Golden Globe nominee for the song Mercy Is from the film Noah. Patti Smith and her Band continue to tour worldwide as well as lend support for human rights issues.

Jesse Paris Smith is a composer, pianist, and multi instrumentalist. She performs globallyin multiple configurations, including Tree Laboratory- her music production company with Eric Hoegemeyer, specializing in sound and music for film. Her compositions have been commissioned for art installations, book soundtracks, and live film score performances. She is a graduate of the Sound and Music Institute, trained in integrative practices of music and sound therapy. She is on the Associate Board at Tibet House US, curating a weekly event called Mindful Music and Sound Series and is a regular participant of the Tibet House US Annual Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall. She also co-curates and hosts Talkingstick, a monthly true storytelling and music event at the Rubin Museum of Art. In September 2014, with cellist, Rebecca Foon, she launched Pathway to Paris, a year long event series and online portal, focused on innovative solutions for climate change.

Scorchio Quartet
Lorenza Ponce, violin
Katie Jacoby, violin
Martha Mooke, viola
Leah Coloff, cello

Scorchio is a cutting edge electro-acoustic string quartet that made it’s debut at Carnegie Hall performing with David Bowie at the 2001 Tibet House Benefit Concert. Scorchio has performed with Philip Glass, Trey Anastasio, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Michael Stipe, Sturgill Simpson, Regina Spektor, David Byrne, the Kronos Quartet and others and are featured in the documentary “Inside the Perfect Circle: The Odyssey of Joel Thome”.
Scorchio played on Bowie’s 2002 release “Heathen” produced by Tony Visconti and “Trey Anastasio and the Scorchio Quintet: Live from Princeton”. They have performed with Blur at Madison Square Garden and Damon Albarn at Bonnaroo, the Governor’s Ball and on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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