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Concert and Reception for Physicans for Social Responsibility

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Concert in Honor of William Perry

Greater Boston PSR (GBPSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) are honored to have again been selected as Community Partners for the 2020 season of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) Healing Art of Music™ program. As Community Partners, we will be featured during an evening LSO concert at 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, with proceeds benefiting our organizations’ efforts to address the twin existential threats of nuclear war and climate change. The concert, as well as an exclusive reception and presentation beforehand at 5:30 PM in the NEC’s Williams Hall, will feature William J. Perry, the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense, who has dealt with nuclear weapons firsthand, and at the highest level, and is now dedicating his life to their abolition.

Please support a sponsorship for this inspiring musical and educational event if you can. As a sponsor, you will have advertising opportunities and be prominently featured to an audience of approximately 1,100 people, including healthcare and business leaders. To support a sponsorship, please fill out the form below and we will contact you.

The reception will begin at 5:30pm at Williams Hall, which is located in the New England Conservatory (30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115). The reception will be “business casual” and will include food and drinks. The concert will begin at 8:00pm at Jordan Hall (also located in the New England Conservatory).

If you would like to support this special event, we welcome your online donation. If you prefer to send a check, please address your contribution to:

LSO/Perry Benefit
c/o Michael Christ
339 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor
Malden, MA 02148


Susan Alexander and Sidney Alexander, MD
Ronald A. Arky, MD
Edward Campion, MD
MA Senator Joanne M. Comerford
Governor Michael and Kitty Dukakis
Lachlan Forrow, MD
Ira Helfand, MD
Howard H. Hiatt, MD
C. Robert Horsburgh, Jr., MD and Brita E. Lundberg, MD
MA Representative Patrick J. Kearney
Robert Jay Lifton, MD
U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey
Savina J. Martin, MS
James Muller, MD
Jean F. and David G. Nathan, MD
Sheila Nutt, EdD and Mekonnen Meshesha, PhD
MA Senator Patrick M. O’Connor
Dr. John O. and Marilyn A. Pastore
MA Representative Lindsay Sabadosa
Elaine Scarry, PhD
Max Tegmark, PhD
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren


Symphony — $10,000

Concerto — $5,000

Sonata — $2,500

Prelude — $1,000


Pre-order The Button here

William J. Perry served as Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Carter administration and then as Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration. He oversaw the development of the strategic nuclear systems that are currently in our arsenal. His new offset strategy ushered in the age of stealth, smart weapons, GPS, and technologies that changed the face of modern warfare. In 2007, Dr. Perry joined forces with George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and Henry Kissinger to publish several ground-breaking editorials in the Wall Street Journal that linked the vision of a world free from nuclear weapons with urgent but practical steps that could be taken to reduce nuclear dangers. Perry’s 2015 memoir, My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, is a personal account of his lifelong effort to reduce nuclear dangers. He founded the William J. Perry Project to educate the public on these dangers. In 2020 Perry co-authored THE BUTTON: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump. He is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor (emeritus) at Stanford University. Perry is the father of five, grandfather of eight, and great-grandfather of four. He continues to travel the world in pursuit of his goal of reducing the threat from nuclear weapons.


Jordan Hall / New England Conservatory
30 Gainsborough St
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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