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Go Beyond Celiac Concert featuring Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Oct 24, 2019
8:00 PM

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Go Beyond Celiac Concert featuring Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Please join us for an evening with acclaimed operatic tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz and pay tribute to Carole Haas Gravagno, recipient of the 2019 Beyond Celiac Samuel Gee Award. Lauded as “charismatic,” “passionate,” and “graceful,” this Philadelphia premier by the GQ Man of the Year 2018 for Classical Music in Mexico is a must-see! He will delight the Perelman audience with an eclectic program of opera arias, tango, and Spanish and Mexican music.

A native of Sonora, Mexico, Arturo has performed over 50 roles such as Cavaradossi in Tosca, in cities across the globe – Rome, Berlin, Munich, Moscow, London – and notably, at La Scala in Milan and Carnegie Hall in New York City. An acclaimed performer, Arturo has a wide repertoire and has won a number of honors and awards.

Arturo and his young son have both been diagnosed with celiac disease. And in pursuit of a brighter future for his family – and everyone dealing with this serious autoimmune disease – he has signed on to be the official spokesman of Beyond Celiac. He is featured in a video describing the challenges of living with celiac disease and his decision to support Beyond Celiac.

Carole, a Philadelphia philanthropist and champion of the arts, will be recognized for her support of the important work Beyond Celiac has underway to accelerate new treatments and a cure for celiac disease.

Funds raised will advance research for celiac disease, including the funding of grants to scientists focused on unlocking the secrets of this serious genetic autoimmune disorder.

For information about a special gala experience that includes both a seated gluten-free dinner by Garces Events in the Hamilton Garden and orchestra/premium seats for the concert, contact Mary Tackett at, 267-419-2106 or visit

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102