Thursday, April 24, 2014 marked a special day in the history of the relationship between Julio Iglesias and Oscar de la Renta. De la Renta was in New York to accept the prestigious Medal of Excellence award for business leadership and philanthropy, and Iglesias was there to honor his friend with an intimate concert at Carnegie Hall.
Not only did this event – Entre Amigos – draw guests from the upper echelons of the political and fashion worlds, but it was also Iglesias’ first performance at Carnegie Hall in over 25 years, and it was all done to honor the man he referred to as his brother: Oscar de la Renta.
I am pleased to announce that there will be a spiritual successor to the Entre Amigos Carnegie Hall performance in the form of a special, intimate night with Julio Iglesias at PUNTACANA entitled Homenaje A Un Amigo. On Sunday, December 28, 2014 Julio Iglesias will be in PUNTACANA's La Cana Golf & Beach Club for his first ever concert at the resort, this location is fitting in that it was the venue where our last major event occurred, The 2012 Oscar de la Renta Fashion show. Therefore it is only right to welcome the new year in the same place that once held the beauty and creativity of one of the greatest fashion designers this world has ever seen. Like Iglesias performance at Carnegie Hall in April, it will be a personal night as he will be there to perform in memory of Oscar de la Renta.
In previous blog posts, we have covered some of the amazing philanthropic work that de la Renta and Iglesias have done with the PUNTACANA Foundation, and this concert will be very much in keeping the spirit of their generosity and philanthropy. Remember, both entered into Grupo PUNTACANA and became partners together. Iglesias and de la Renta shared a passion for altruism which is why dll of the the proceeds from the event will go to the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic in Veron, which offers medical care to the rural communities in and around Punta Cana. The clinic currently treats over 15,000 children annually and is looking to expand to treat even more people. Julio Iglesias will be doing his best to insure that the clinic is able to expand with his performance in December.
Much like Iglesias’ aforementioned performance in New York, this one is destined to be an unforgettable evening at La Cana Golf & Beach Club in PUNTACANA Resort & Club and for a good cause. After all, what could be better than an evening of Julio Iglesias’ legendary music performed in memory of Oscar de la Renta, all taking place under the stars in the Punta Cana sky while helping children in need?
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