Upstage Lung Cancer

Using performing arts to raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research

June 24th, 2018

Breath of Fresh Air
I Got Rhythm: In Love with Gershwin and Cole Porter


  • Wildstar Farm
    16 Nason Hill Lane, Sherborn, MA
  • 4-6pm Showtime

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Second Annual concert to benefit lung cancer research
in memory of John H. Kornblith

Sunday, June 24, 2018
4 pm to 6 pm (Come at 3:30 p.m.
if you’d like a tour of the farm with horses, goat, dogs, cats, and chickens.)

YOU’RE INVITED
to the country home of
Polly Kornblith & Mike Newman
At Wildstar Farm
16 Nason Hill Lane, Sherborn, MA 01770
(Please follow the driveway up to the barn for parking.)

International jazz/cabaret recording artists The Follen Angels will create a toe-tapping
good time performing the most beloved songs of iconic composers, George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
Also, sample sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, and lavish libations.
Suggested donations start at $25

Proceeds will support Upstage Lung Cancer’s investment in early detection cancer research.
Please purchase tickets by June 14th.

For more information: Contact Hildy Grossman 617.835.9722, Hildy@UpstageLungCancer.org Or contact Polly Kornblith at 617-504- 5299 or pk@wildstarfarm.com

Our Past Performances

Upstage Lung Cancer has been staging performances since 2008. Below are some of our recent past productions.

ANNUAL CONCERT

From Bench to Broadway
Songs Where the Science Is

Performed December 7, 2017

Last year’s musical salute to Broadway’s best focused on innovation in arts and science. In addition, we bestowed our “FAN AWARD” on someone who has shown exceptional leadership in the fight for a cure. To round out the evening’s entertainment, there was a silent auction and post-concert reception.

Watch on YouTube

ANNUAL CONCERT

A Breath of Fresh Air
A concert to benefit lung cancer research in memory of John H. Kornblith

Performed June 25th

We enjoyed an afternoon of live music from Golden Oldies to the 60s, a performance of Indian dance, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and lavish libations.

Watch on YouTube

4th ANNUAL CONCERT

The Sensational ‘60’s
Classic Rock & Roll Lives On

Performed April 27, 2017

The Sensational ’60’s was an upbeat evening of classic tunes. WBZ’s Jordan Rich emceed an outstanding musical evening featuring The Follen AngelsInternational Cabaret, jazz, and classic pop recording artists. This inspirational night of music also featured the delightful a Cappella group, Custom Blend, and the NU Downbeats from Northeastern University, who helped strike a chord to raise awareness of the changing face of lung cancer.

Watch on YouTube

ANNUAL CONCERT

Ella Fitzgerald
Celebrating the 1st Lady of Song

Performed October 25, 2016

It was an extraordinary evening of music featuring Boston’s most outstanding musical entertainers Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Paula Markowicz, John King and Davron Monroe.
Joyce Kulhawik, Emcee, Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic; Lisa Rafferty, Director; Tim Evans, Music Director; Russell Garrett, Choreographer; and Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Guest Speaker.

Watch on YouTube

3rd ANNUAL CONCERT

SING OUT!
To Upstage Lung Cancer

Performed May 20, 2016

An inspirational evening of music where we struck a chord to raise awareness of the changing face of lung cancer. Featured:

  • The doctor musicians of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet
  • The Bo and Bill Winiker  Jazz Trio
  • Peking and the Mystics, a Capella group
  • Linda Marks, Singer/Songwriter & Dave Birkin (Sax) with young singer, Claire McFarland
  • Hildy Grossman, of The Follen Angels with Greg Woodsbie (keyboard)
  • Northern Lights, young a Capella singers

Popular WBZ radio host, Jordan Rich, emcee, joined guest speakers Dr. Deborah Morosini,  leading pathologist and sister of the late Dana Reeve, and K.C. Oakley of Jill’s Legacy for an unforgettable night of song. The evening also featured an Opportunity Drawing which included a 50/50 drawing, 2 Red Sox tickets, and gift certificates from Boston restaurants. Our partners are the Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Concert proceeds supported the ALCMI Young Lung Genome Project.

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High Hopes cast
7th ANNUAL CONCERT

High Hopes
Celebrating Sinatra’s Centennial

Performed November 10, 2015

Renowned vocalists and media personalities from around New England gathered in Boston to celebrate the music of the “chairman of the board”, Frank Sinatra, on the eve of his 100th birthday. Joyce Kulhawik, was joined onstage by Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, John F. King, Paula Markowicz, and Scott Wahle. With Lisa Rafferty (director), Catherine Stornetta (music director), and Michelle Hayes (choreographer).

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Upstage Lung Cancer Sing Out 2015
2nd ANNUAL CONCERT

SING OUT! Youth Music Festival
A Coast-to-Coast Effort Using Music to Fight Lung Cancer

Performed March 22, 2015

Talented young musicians used their breath and voices to deliver a message that ANYONE CAN GET LUNG CANCER, regardless of age. The program included three a cappella groups: Testostertones, Note-a-fy and Perfect Pitch; as well as The Unity Gospel Choir of Northeastern University and Sociedad Latina Youth Leaders of Boston. The Emcee for the event was WBZ radio personality, Jordan Rich. In addition, Deborah Morosini, MD, Hildy Grossman and Jim Swaim joined Wendy Covell and special guests.

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Dean Martin and the Rat Pack cast
6th ANNUAL CONCERT

“Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime”
Celebrates the music of Dean Martin and the Rat Pack

Performed October 28, 2014

Dean Martin died of lung cancer in 1995, but in this performance, we celebrated his wit and love of life through his music. Joyce Kulhawik, emcee, joined our talented cast: Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Paula Markowicz, and Scott Wahle. With Lisa Rafferty (director), Timothy Evans (music director), and Ilyse Robbins (choreographer).

Watch on YouTube