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New Year Benefit Concert

OCEF

Friday, February 22, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

New York, NY

New Year Benefit Concert

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ended $100.00 $3.49
VIP Admission Ended $250.00 $7.24
Corporate Supporter Ended $1,000.00 $9.95
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Event Details

Celebrating the Year of Snake with OCEF and Salomé Chamber at Gordon Gekko's Home

 

Date & Time: Friday February 22, 2013 7-10pm (VIP Reception starts at 6pm)

Venue: "Gordon Gekko's Residence" (161 W. 61st Street PH1, New York, NY 10023) *

Beneficiary: Overseas China Education Foundation (OCEF) (all net proceeds of the event go to OCEF) **

Main Performers: Salomé Chamber

Guest Performers: Liang Wang (Oboist), Fang Tao Jiang (Soprano), Tim Zhang (Pianist) (more to be confirmed)

Admission: $100 per person / VIP ticket $250 / Corporate Sponsorship $1000+

RSVP: Email ocef.nynj@gmail.com (payments can be taken through Check, Credit Card, and Paypal)

Program

6:00 - 7:00pm................VIP Reception: Special Performance; Meet the Performers and other VIP guests; Silent Auctions

7:00 - 7:30pm................Cocktail Reception: Pre-concert Performance; Social with other Guests; Silent Auctions

7:30 - 8:00pm................Introductions: Host, OCEF, Salomé Chamber

8:00 - 8:30pm................Concert Part I: Salomé Chamber

8:30 - 9:00pm................Auction (Details to Be Announced)

9:00 - 9:30pm................Concert Part II: Guest Performers and Salomé Chamber

9:30pm...........................End of Silent Auctions and Conclusion Remarks

* “Gordon Gekko” (played by Michael Douglas)’s Penthouse featured in "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps".

** Most of the admission fee and part of auction payment can be tax-deductible, also eligible for corporate matching gifts, details to follow.

About OCEF

Established in 1992, Overseas China Education Foundation (OCEF) is an independent, non-political, and non-religious charity organization that is headquartered in Houston, Texas with 501(c)(3) status. Our mission is to help underprivileged children in impoverished rural areas of China to receive education as well as to improve the overall quality of education in rural China. OCEF believes that every child should enjoy the right and joy of education, regardless of their financial situation, gender, ethnicity, religion and birth place.

OCEF currently has over 1000 volunteers across US and China, raises funds primarily from individuals, corporations and foundations in US, then distributes them directly to the students, teachers and schools in rural China without any interference by governments or other organizations. Over the past 20 years, OCEF has sponsored 41,610 students and teachers, built 412 libraries and donated 373,019 books. Operated predominantly by unpaid volunteers, OCEF keeps operational costs minimal (3.4% of donations in 2011). Please find more information athttp://www.ocef.org/.

More OCEF Links

OCEF's 20 Years (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me1O5eB3PzI&list=UUNDEQ-DpVCJvlxZNfn89KMQ&index=3

OCEF Volunteers and Congratulatory Messages (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNDLzIl5lRE&list=UUNDEQ-DpVCJvlxZNfn89KMQ&index=2

OCEF 中国网站 (China Site): http://china.ocef.org/

OCEF 20周年特刊 (20th Anniversary Special Edition): http://www.ocef.us/

OCEF 20th Anniversary Brochure: http://www.ocef.org/images/OCEF/pdf/OCEF_Presentation_GEN_Final.pdf

OCEF on Causes: http://www.causes.com/causes/375784-ocef-overseas-china-education-foundation

OCEF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OCEF.org

OCEF New York Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/60451657215/

About Salomé Chamber

New York City compels young adults to be at once adaptable, optimistic, multi-faceted and resourceful. At Salomé, we feel that the very survival and evolution of classical music within such a fast-paced, cosmopolitan environment requires a dynamic balance of novelty, tradition, and hard work. It was with this vision in mind that the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, New York City’s electrifying new conductor-less string ensemble, was formed in September 2009. The Orchestra, founded by the Carpenter siblings (violinists Sean and Lauren and violist David), is dedicated to advancing the works of both underappreciated and well-recognized chamber composers alike, and to performing a broad range from Baroque to contemporary repertoire. Salomé’s intelligent, artistic and interdisciplinary approach to music-making produces refreshing and vibrant performances which attest to the wealth of talent that can be found in this great city and in our generation. To date, the Orchestra has performed at venues around Manhattan including Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, Barge Music, Christie’s, MILK Studios, and the MET Museum; on NPR’s Performance Today; and on national TV. Salomé has collaborated with leading soloists, including guitarist Sharon Isbin and violist David Aaron Carpenter, with 2012 performances slated with violinist Philippe Quint.

Salomé is based in Manhattan and consists of top-ranking graduates from The Curtis Institute of Music, The Julliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Princeton University, and Yale University. Please find more info at http://salomechamber.org.

About Guest Performers

Liang Wang is the Principal Oboist and the Alice Tully Chair at New York Philharmonic. Before joining the New York Philharmonic in September 2006, Mr. Wang was principal oboe of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (2005–06) and principal oboe of the Santa Fe Opera (2004–05). Born in Qing Dao, China, in 1980, Mr. Wang began oboe studies at the age of seven. In 1993 he enrolled at the Beijing Central Conservatory, and two years later became a full-scholarship student at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. He completed his bachelor’s degree in 2003 at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with Philadelphia Orchestra principal oboist Richard Woodhams. He was a prize winner at the 2003 Fernard Gillet International Oboe Competition and a prizewinner at the 2002 Tilden Prize Competition. Please find more information at http://liangoboe.com.

Fang Tao Jiang, the New York Times acclaimed soprano, is a winner of Bellini International Vocal Competition. Since her Carnegie Hall debut as soprano soloist in John Rutter's Requiem, from Lincoln Center to Rome, Paris to Berlin, she has performed throughout the world both on the most privileged operatic and concert stages, working with leading companies including Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Rome Opera, Nice Opera, Opera America, National Opera Center, just to name a few. She is returning to Carnegie Hall for 10 concert performances the spring season. Her recent portrait of Song Qingling from opera Dr. Sun Yat-Sen has generated raving reviews including The New York Times review. For more info please visit: http://www.fangtaojiang.com.

Tim Zhang is a rising Pianist currently studying at the Mannes College of Music in New York following the guidance of Prof. Pavlina Dokoska and Vladimir Valjarevic. In July 2006, Tim wasthe first prize winner in the 12 year old category of the Canadian Music Competitions in Rimouski, Quebec. Since 2007, Tim has begun to hold solo concerts in CanadaUnited Statesand China. In 2012, Tim was invited by Beijing Symphony Orchestra to perform in Beijing Concert Hall. He also held his solo concert at Steinway Hall, New York and made his debut at Carnegie Hall later that year. In the summer of 2012, Tim was appointed as the Global Publicity Representative and the Cultural Education Counselor for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics Committee. Recently, Tim has been invited by famous brands such as Breguet, Chanel, and ELLE, Steinway and Sons as well as Coca Cola to perform for their events. Please find a video of his performance at Fazioli Concert (when 14 years old) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axwCQ4RPka8.

Have questions about New Year Benefit Concert? Contact OCEF

When & Where

161 W. 61st Street PH1
New York, NY 10023

Friday, February 22, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)


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Organizer

OCEF

Established in 1992, Overseas China Education Foundation (OCEF) is an independent, non-political, and non-religious charity organization that is headquartered in Houston, Texas with 501(c)(3) status. Our mission is to help underprivileged children in impoverished rural areas of China to receive education as well as to improve the overall quality of education in rural China. OCEF believes that every child should enjoy the right and joy of education, regardless of their financial situation, gender, ethnicity, religion and birth place. 

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