|Posted by Cherry Yuan on June 30, 2013 at 5:20 PM|
On June 23, 2013, Children in Need performed for the first time at S. F. Towers, a premium retirement center in San Francisco. When club members arrived, residents were wheeled into the room one by one by nurses. Most of them required skilled nursing and attendance. However, they were eager to listen to the music brought by our club members.
Rj opened the concert by introducing our club to the residents. Then, he played Piano Sonata No. 3 by Kabalevsky. Following RJ, Cherry played two violin pieces by Tchaikovsky; Violin Concerto in D Major and Valse Sentimentale with highly expressive tone and style. To continue the theme of Tchaikovsky, RJ played a piano piece named Dumka. Afterwards, Cherry played two violin pieces, Tzigane by Ravel and Nocturne by Chopin. Her powerful playing has drawn more audience to listen. At the end, RJ concluded the concert with his dynamic performance of Liszt’s “Mazeppa”.
It was a quality time spent with the residents at S.F. Towers. RJ thanked them for being such good audience. Even though they needed assistance from nurses, they were supportive and attentive to the performance. As a promise, we will come back to visit them every month. We also like to thank Miles Graber for accompanying Cherry and Caitlin Gowdy for supporting the club members.