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Local Couple Organizing Benefit Concert to Help International Medical NGO

Doctors Aimee Chagnon and Daniel Nichols have been deeply involved in Haiti's recovery efforts, volunteering their medical services since 2010.

A local couple is organizing a concert featuring Joe Alessi the principal trombonist for the New York Philharmonic, to raise funds for Haiti, where they have spent two years volunteering their medical services, according to an article in the Sonoma Index Tribune.

Sonoma doctors Aimee Chagnon and Daniel Nichols have spent their vacations flying around the world to take care of the less fortunate.

On May 11, they are organizing a benefit concert at Sonoma State University to raise funds for InterVol, an international nonprofit that sends doctors to hotspots around the world and trains medical personnel in developing countries.

Headlining the performance is Alessi, who grew up in San Rafael and became a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony while still in high school. Today, Alessi is an accomplished musician who plays internationally.

The performance includes “Daybreak” by Nicola Ferro, “Capriccio” by Roger Boutry as well as a suite of songs from “Romeo and Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev. The concert takes place at Sonoma State University in the Evert B. Person Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $25 and can be purchased at www.sonoma.edu/music, or by calling 664-2353.

To read more about Chagnon and Nichols' work, click here.

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