PORTLAND, Maine — When Raffi Der Simonian started putting a new album together, he knew he'd need some help. From Maine Academy of Modern Music alum, to harmonies from Emilia Dahlin, and brass compositions by the late Dave Noyes; the album "LEAP" includes a lot of big names.
Anni Clark and Raffi Der Simonian have reserved the main room at the United States Custom House in Portland on October 24th (United Nations Day) for A Concert For Climate Change: An Evening of Environmental Advocacy.
While there will be live music, including a song Clark has written in support of 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, the event will also circle around conversation with environmental thought leaders and youth advocates. The concert is also a fundraiser for SolaRISE Portland, which funds solar panels on the rooftops of schools in Portland.