Hospice collaborates with Bemus Bay Pops for benefit

Hospice Chautauqua County, in collaboration with the Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series, proudly presents “Michael Israel, Art in Concert” on Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. on the Floating Stage in Bemus Point. Israel, internationally renowned artist, thrills audiences with an intense and heart-pounding art and musical experience. Larger-than-life canvasses are created on-stage, offering a richly choreographed fusion of music, art and passion.

“Hospice Chautauqua County provides our community with Medicare-certified services designed to provide hope, care, and dignity to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families,” says Ron Sellers, CEO of Hospice Chautauqua County. “Because we rely on community support to help maintain and expand our exceptional level of care for these individuals, our partnership with the Bemus Bay Pops in bringing this event to our community is exemplary of our commitment and essential to the success of our mission.”

Michelle Turner of development and communications with the Bemus Bay Pops states that events such as this represent the organization’s desire to serve this community in the support of such humanitarian efforts.

“We seek to go beyond providing top rate entertainment and support for the arts in Chautauqua County,” Turner said. “We realize that an essential and fundamental component of any worthwhile organization is its ability to respond to the needs of the community it serves. It is with a higher purpose that we wish to provide support for Hospice and other causes that impact all of us.”

Tickets may be purchased online at or Preferred seating tickets are $150 and include red carpet hors d’oeuvres and drink tickets.

The original works of art created by Israel will be auctioned at the show with proceeds from the auction and ticket sales to benefit Hospice Chautauqua County.