The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is pleased to announce Change Begins Within, a benefit concert presented by Citi on November 4 at Carnegie Hall. Featuring performances by Sting, Katy Perry, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo and Sharon Isbin with musical direction from Rob Mathes, the evening will be hosted by George Stephanopoulos and David Lynch. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber will serve on the benefit committee.
Tickets for Change Begins Within will go on presale to Citi cardholders this Thursday September 24 at 1:00 PM ET at https://www.citiprivatepass.com/landings/david_lynch_foundation.html. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 29 at 11:00 AM ET at https://www.carnegiehall.org.
The concert will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s MEDITATE NEW YORK initiative to provide Transcendental Meditation training at no cost to 10,000 at-risk New Yorkers, including youth in underserved schools, veterans with post-traumatic stress and women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easily-learned technique that has been studied and found effective by numerous prestigious institutions, including the Harvard School of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association. Published research shows the technique reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress among veterans by 50 percent; decreases hypertension, anxiety and depression; helps individuals overcome drug and alcohol addictions; and improves brain functioning, creativity and memory.