A benefit for Sandy Hook Promise is being held Sunday in Danbury.
The Danbury Music Centre will host the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. It's presented by composer and Danbury native Paul Frucht. He says the concert is part of a nationwide series of concerts and live events that will all be held on Sunday to raise awareness of the approximately 12,000 Americans who are murdered by a firearm each year. September 25 is the day designated by Congress in Remembrance of Murder Victims.
Frucht says the concert at Danbury Music Centre, which will be performed by recent graduates of the Juilliard School, will realize the mission of Sandy Hook Promise through music. Musical selections will reflect the values of Sandy Hook Promise’s mission through their musical character, history of community engagement, and unique ties to the local community.
The concert is free with a suggested donation of $15. Proceeds will go to Sandy Hook Promise. It's being held in the Marion Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre on Main Street at 3pm Sunday.