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Benefit Concert for Viet Orphans

Santa Clara University

New America Media, Blog , Andrew Lam Posted: Jun 07, 2011

Summer Benefit Concert

Please make RSVP to meet our special Guest Speaker

Award-Winning Author of "Perfume Dreams" and "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres"
Andrew Lam

Bay Area's Award-Winning young Classical and Jazz artists

Santa Clara University
Saturday, June 18th
1pm-3 pm


Sonatina for Flute and Piano Burton
I. Allegro Grazioso
II. Andantino Sognado

Edith Yuh, flute
Pauline Nguyen, piano

Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 Mendelssohn
Concerto in E Minor, Op. 11 Chopin
I. Allegro Maestoso

Misha Galant, piano

Orchestra reduction: Olya Katsman

-------------- Intermission -----------

Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 43

Alison Lee, piano
Orchestra reduction: Katherine Lee

Guest Speaker - Andrew Lam
Introduction of "Perfume Dreams" and "East Eat West"

Jazzinators - directed by John Soulis

When the Saints Go Marching In ---------------------- Traditional
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue ------------------------ Henderson
Georgia on My Mind ----------------------- Carmichael
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy ------------------------ Raye & Prince
Joe Avery's Piece ------------------------ Traditional

The Squeaks and members of Syncopasian

My Sweet Lord------ George Harrison

The sponsorship for the concert is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

For more information go to Hope4vietorphans.org or Contact: lien@hope4vietorphans.org.


Last but not least, an article by Eileen Nguyen...

Service learning hours are required for a high school student to graduate, but how many people go above and beyond, and continue to give back to the world after they are no longer forced to? Some people, such as Pauline Nguyen, Edith Yuh, Alison Lee, Misha Galant, and the members of the Jazzinators use their musical talents to try to make a difference in the world, participating in events, such as the upcoming Benefit Concert for Vietnamese Orphans.

I personally know these talented performers, and it amazes me that despite their busy schedules, they still find the time and heart to give to this charity, a charity that reaches all the way to a country that is halfway around the world. Pauline Nguyen, Edith Yuh, and Alison Lee, who are all college students, delightedly volunteered their musical skills when they heard about this concert, as did the young and gifted Misha Galant. Retired John Soulis, the director of the Jazzinators, should be lounging about, spending his free days on a golf course, but instead, he devotes his time to his jazz ensemble, giving them the opportunity to pursue their endeavors.

Of course, the mentioned people will shine brightly under the spotlight in this concert, but we must not forget the behind-the-scenes participants, the ones who make this event possible. They are all busy full-time students, and although they do not receive direct recognition and applause from the audience for their huge efforts in planning, organizing, and taking care of the venue, they still willingly do all that they can to help. The best part of this project is not passing along the money; the reward is passing along the goodness of the human heart, so that kids from across the globe can value the magnanimity of a helping hand.

-Eileen Nguyen

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