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Felissimo Design House
10 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
Kazuaki Komura, Chief Operating Officer

Benefit for The September Concert
September 11, 2003
Haruko Smith, President

By Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
August 21, 2003
Originally Published on

Tonight I had the pleasure of visiting Felissimo Design House, a lovely shop for unique gifts and furniture. One can find plates with inspirational sayings that benefit UNESCO, and one can also find exquisite silver jewelry and very contemporary media shelves and furniture displays. Felissimo is housed in an historic mansion, said to once be occupied by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, on West 56th Street, close to 5th Avenue.

Tonight there was a celebration of music on each of the five floors, showcased with winding staircases and high ceilings. There were Guitarists, a String Trio, Pop Vocalists, Percussionists, a Celtic Folk Band, and a Belly Dancer. These musicians and performers will be joined by many more friends in the NY Performing Arts scene on September 11, 2003, at venues throughout NYC (check for latest schedule).

One group, Fernando Orquera Y Su Propia Banda (, from Ecuador, played rhythmic Salsas and Merengues on the popular top floor, where one could sip wine and meet Event Volunteers and Felissimo Officers. Watch for a Review and Photos of The September Concert, which will commemorate the second anniversary of the tragedy in NY.

Kudos to Felissimo, Haruko Smith, Kazuaki Komura, and The Musicians and Volunteers for a lovely Benefit Preview Event.

Felissimo Store, Event Performers, and Guests

Kazuaki Komura, Chief Operating Officer, Felissimo


Sandy Sobel, Volunteer


Fernando Orquera's Propia Banda


The Bar


Fernando Orquera's Propia Banda

Fernando Orquera

Two Felissimo employees



Kim Sonsky, Belly Dancer

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