Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mother and Son Piano Concert Raises $7,500 for BCNC

Mother and Son Piano Concert Raises $7,500 for BCNC

From left: BCNC Board of Directors Selina Chow 鍾潔姿and Eugene Mahr 馬以正Michelle Kuo陈秋霞, Chris Kuo 郭易栋,
BCNC Board Member Shari Narva, and Eric Chao 趙昌倫Division Director of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston.

World Class pianists, Michelle Chen Kuo and her son, Christopher Kuo, performed a duo piano concert at David Friend Recital Hall in Boston on October 7th to benefit Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center(BCNC).  The concert raised $7,500 to support BCNC programs for children, youth, and families. Sponsors include Sun Life Financial, Cathay Bank, the Rosenberg Institute of East Asian Studies at Suffolk University, and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Boston.

Michelle and Christopher Kuo’s story aligns with BCNC’s mission.  Michelle is an immigrant from Taiwan, who put aside her piano career to raise her family.  Michelle was an award-winning pianist who studied at the Eastman School and The Juilliard School.  Christopher is an investment banker in New York, who inspired by his mother, continues to play piano, practicing 4 hours a day. 

What’s extraordinary about the Kuos is they decided to dream big, to spread the joy of music and kindness to the world.  Since 2015, they have performed concerts all over the country to benefit charitable organizations, like BCNC. Their goal is to raise one million dollars through their piano concerts. To date, they have raised over $300,000. (provided by BCNC)

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