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Concert to benefit Chinese children in aftermath of earthquake

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - The recent earthquake in China devastated the lives of many thousands of Chinese people, including children. To help the children struggling to cope in the aftermath of the earthquake, prize-wining young musicians and symphony performers will appear in concert Saturday to benefit “Children to Children, Love Marathon to Help Children.”

The program will feature children and young people performing vocally and on violin, piano, cello and guzheng, a stringed, horizontal Chinese instrument. The musicians include the top prize-winners of the Fort Worth Music Teacher Association, Arlington Music Teacher Association andDallas Symphonic Festival, as well as the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Lewisville Lake Symphony, Plano Symphony and others. The concert is at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in Irons Recital Hall at The University of Texas at Arlington Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds will go to children affected by the earthquake through the American Red Cross and Tzu Chi Foundation For reservations and information about sponsorships and other donations, contact Jang-Shing Chiou at (817) 468-1473, Jang-Shing.Chiou@AlconLabs.com or pcw00@yahoo.com.

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