On Friday, January 17, 2003, Yamaha Corporation of America and NAMM will present "The 2003 NAMM Concert Honoring Sir Elton John: A Benefit for Music Education," at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif. During the concert, John will receive The 2003 Lifetime Achievement in Musical Excellence Award from Yamaha.
The concert is not open to the public; only participants in the Winter NAMM trade show and their guests will be able to attend. Ticketing for the event will be handled by NAMM; for more information, interested parties may visit www.namm.com.
Yamaha's Chris Gero, corporate director of artist affairs, will produce the show. Net proceeds will benefit NAMM's music education charities: The American Music Conference, The International Foundation for Music Research and The Museum of Making Music.
"Sir Elton John is the marquee performer of our generation, and Yamaha is thrilled to bring him together with so many other great artists and appreciative fans in a setting like this," said Yamaha Corporation of America senior VP Terry Lewis. "This will be an unforgettable and historic evening." Information on additional artists will be released on NAMM's Website in the coming weeks.