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CT: World-renowned Pianist Hélène Grimaud Throws the Stamford Symphony Orchestra to the Wolves

Written by Dianne Giovanni

World-renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud is performing with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra on April 25th and 26th to bring awareness to her other passions — environmental education and wolves! In addition to being one of the most celebrated pianists of our time, Grimaud is a highly committed wildlife conservationist, human rights activist and author.

In 1996 Grimaud founded the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit in South Salem, NY committed to preserving and protecting critically endangered wolf species with purpose and passion, through carefully managed breeding, reintroduction, and inspiring science-based education programs to both children and adults alike.

“We presently educate more than 35,000 people annually by teaching them about wolves, their crucial relationship to the environment, and how we can all work together to protect them against the possibility of extinction,” explained Grimaud. “You can help support the WCC by attending performances on April 25th and 26th at the Palace Theater in Stamford, CT. And you can further support the WCC by attending a pre-concert dinner on April 25th or join me at an intimate post-concert dinner at a private home on April 26th.”

Tickets are available are $75 and 100% tax-deductible when purchased via the WCC website.

The Wolf Conservation Center is an environmental education organization committed to conserving wolf populations in North America through science-based education programming and participation in the federal Species Survival Plans for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. Through wolves the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.  For more information, visit and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo Credit: Thorge Huter