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Concert for Ukraine and Yemen: All-Mozart Chamber Orchestra

Sat June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Concert for Ukraine and Yemen

All Mozart Program

We present the final concert of Music for Peace’s 2021-2022 season, to benefit humanitarian relief for victims of the Ukraine and Yemen wars.

The Music for Peace Chamber Orchestra will present two Mozart concertos.   It will feature members of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra with soloists Jean Huang and Kingsley Chen, and will be conducted by Victor Rosenbaum.


Concerto in A Major, K. 488, with 10 year old Kingsley Chen, piano soloist
Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, with Jean Huang, violin soloist.

Hear recordings of Jean Huang playing “My Beloved Kyiv” at our first concert for Ukraine and Yemen on May 20, and Kingsley Chen in recital at New England Conservatory on May 29.

The concert will be performed live at Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church.   Guests must be masked and show proof of vaccination.

Attendees are invited to a reception with the musicians and MAPA board members after the performance.

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The concert will benefit humanitarian relief for war victims in Ukraine and Yemen.

Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine is causing immense human suffering.   NATO expansion led up to the situation.   There is no military solution and we call for an immediate ceasefire and a negotiated settlement, not more weapons, troops, or sanctions. Read our statement on the Russia-Ukraine war. Our donations will support humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees.

The Saudi/UAE bombing war in Yemen, using US-supplied planes, bombs, and missiles, has gone on for seven years with over 377,000 war deaths and 10 million Yemenis facing starvation, although a ceasefire is currently holding.  Our donations will support the  Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, led by Dr. Aisha Jumaan.  Watch our interview with Dr. Jumaan.

Tickets and contributions of over $25 per person are tax-deductible.

Jean HuangDescribed as “a consummate artist,” Taiwanese violinist Jean Huang’s active performing career has brought her to concert halls internationally and throughout the United States. Dr. Huang holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral of Musical Arts degrees (BM 12′, MM 14′, DMA 19′) in Violin Performance with honors from the New England Conservatory.Dr. Huang is concertmaster of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, a member of the Phoenix Orchestra (Boston), and the newest first violinist of CØDA ensemble. Dr. Huang is recognized for her performances in which she combines virtuosic violin playing and commentary that audience members of all experience levels can understand.She has served as a teaching assistant at the Walnut Hill Summer Music Festival held by the Chinese Performing Arts Foundation since 2006, and worked at NEC as James Buswell’s teaching assistant and as teaching assistance in the music history and music theory departments.  She serves as the violin faculty at the New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education and preparatory school.

Ten year old Kingsley Chen was born in Hong Kong and began piano studies at the age of three with Ms. Ling Hui on the faculty of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, with whom he continues to work over the internet from time to time. From the age of 5, Kingsley started winning local, regional, and international competitions — including The Hong Kong Asia Music Competition, The Liszt Memorial Price of the Hong Kong International Piano Competition and the Singapore Zhongshan International Music Competition, among many others. When the family emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Las Vegas, Kingsley had some lessons with famed Ukrainian virtuoso Mykola Suk of the University of Nevada faculty. In 2020, the family moved to the Boston area so that Kingsley could study with Victor Rosenbaum through the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division. He has performed at NEC on numerous occasions, including in Jordan Hall along with college students of the Conservatory, and was featured in a video recital in the “Young Virtuoso Series” of the World Piano Teachers Association. Kingsley says his dream is to bring beautiful music to the world, and believes music is a “dialogue of the soul.”

Victor Rosenbaum

Victor Rosenbaum has concertized widely as piano soloist and chamber music performer in the United States, Europe, Israel, Brazil, Russia, and Asia in such prestigious halls as Tully Hall in New York and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has collaborated with such artists as Leonard Rose, Paul Katz, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Mann, Joseph Silverstein, James Buswell, Malcolm Lowe, and the Brentano, Borromeo, and Cleveland String Quartets.  His much praised recordings are on the Bridge and Fleur de Son labels.

As a conductor, Rosenbaum has guest conducted the New England Conservatory Orchestra, The Quincy Symphony Orchestra, The Mystic Valley Chamber Orchestra (now the New England Philharmonic), and has conducted for such illustrious soloists as Colin Carr, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Samuel Rhodes (of the Juilliard Quartet) and Eugenia Zukerman.  He formed a chamber orchestra, The Concerto Company, whose mission was to provide young artists with the opportunity to perform with orchestra. He is Music Director of the Music for Peace series.

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Sat June 4
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church
1555 Massachusetts Ave.
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