Ecuadorian orphans to benefit from students' concert
A group of young pianists will perform a concert at Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1087 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, on Sunday, Aug. 26, to benefit children at Remar Orphanage in Quito, Ecuador.
The students of pianist Kyong Hee Cho will perform their sixth annual Playing by Heart concert at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10.
"With the money we raise, I hope that we can show the orphans that even ordinary students like us can make a difference," said Angela Suh, a graduate of Fairfield Ludlowe who has been studying piano for 11 years.
"These children are very poor and the orphanage lacks the resources to address all of their needs," said Scott Pennell, chairman of the mission committee at Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church.
"The donations from this benefit concert will be used to help sponsor a new playground for the children and to support improvements to their school. Additional funds will be used to buy food for the orphanage."
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The students will be performing the following program: Christine Chang, of Fairfield, Beethoven sonata No. 4; Michael Leone, of Westport, Chopin Polonaise Op.40 No. 3; Jessica Kao, of New Canaan, Chopin Ballade No. 3; Bianca Corjuc, of Weston, Rachmaninoff Prelude Op.23 No. 5; Brian Wei, of Wilton, Brahms Rhapsody Op.79 No. 1; Angela Suh, of Fairfield, Lizst Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13; and Yoo Jin Choi of Fairfield, Ginastera Three Dances of Argentine.