World Class Musicians To Perform Safe & Sound: A Concert To Benefit Rescue Dogs on April 17th (Preview)


Musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera will perform a benefit concert for Safe Hands Animal Rescue on Sunday, April 17th at 3 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Minneapolis, MN. These talented musicians are making beautiful music to help raise funds to rescue homeless dogs.


Research shows two things can help people get through tough times, bring joy, reduce pain and stress, boost immunity, lower blood pressure and speed healing after injury: music and companion animals.  It is only fitting to celebrate and help animals who raise our spirits through music that stirs the soul.

The concert is the brainchild of violinist Jennifer Strom.  Jennifer adopted her dog Moxie from Safe Hands Rescue in 2007 and began volunteering with the organization.  Since then eight orchestra members have adopted dogs from and seven have fostered dogs with Safe Hands Rescue.

Collectively these accomplished musicians hail from four countries and twelve states.  They have performed in all 50 states and around the world in venues from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris and locales from Europe to Australia and Asia (including Siberia!).  They have trained at critically acclaimed institutions including the Moscow Conservatory, Juilliard and Oberlin and are featured on Grammy-winning recordings.

The performers to include: Rebecca Corruccini, James Garlick, Troy Gardner, Colleen McCullough, Natalia Moiseeva, violin; Becca Albers, Sam Bergman, Sifei Cheng, Valerie Little, Jennifer Strom, viola; Sally Dorer, Tanya Remenikova, Kirsten Whitson, cello; Charles Block, bass; Kathy Kienzle, harp; Adam Kuenzel, flute; Ivan Konev, piano.

100% of proceeds benefit Safe Hands Animal Rescue, a 501c3 organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming dogs who otherwise have little hope.  Their mission is to see a day where all companion animals are loved, respected and have a place to call home.  To date Safe Hands Rescue has placed more than 4000 dogs in loving homes.

Safe & Sound
A Concert to Benefit Rescue Dogs
When:  Sunday April 17th, 2016
Music: 3-5 pm   Social Hour:  5-6 pm
Where:  The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4801 France Ave. S, Minneapolis 55410
Suggested Donation:  $25 at the door or pre-purchase on line at