Photos from the 6-4-2011 Benefit Recital

KoreanAmericanStory.org held its inaugural fundraiser which was a Benefit Recital with David Kim, the Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, on June 4, 2011.  We had a diverse group of attendees who witnessed an amazing performance by David Kim accompanied by Gail Niwa on the piano.  David played 5 musical pieces, and in between each piece, he paused to share his story in a genuine and authentic manner that captivated the audience and moved them to laughter and tears simultaneously. As one attendee commented it was a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”.

We will be dedicating nearly $10,000 to commission artists and journalists to create content about Korean-American immigrants from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  We will be sending out a call of submissions soon.  Special thanks to all the volunteers, attendees, donors and supporters who helped to make this event a success.  A heart-felt thanks to David Kim for the donation of his time and talents and Sue Lee Chong for spearheading our inaugural fundraiser.

Here are some photos from the evening.  CLICK HERE to see the photos

 

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 David Kim and Gail Niwa                                         David Kim

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 David Kim

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 David Kim sharing his personal stories

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 Back to the violin…

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 David and Gail playing the final piece

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 HJ Lee, President of KoreanAmericanStory.org

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HJ Lee sharing his story

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Audience

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 David Kim (Violin) and Gail Niwa (Piano) after the recital

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 Happy audience heading towards reception

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 Reception catered by Myong Gourmet of Mt. Kisco, NY

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 Exiting the concert hall

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Joanne Pyune and friends

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 Mingling at the reception

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Jane Shim Lucas, Theresa Choh-Lee (Board Member), Jane Kim & HJ Lee

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 Grace Lee, Sunny Pyun and Ginny Myung

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 George Rho and Michelle Kim catch up

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 Dody Chang, Elissa Tomasetti and Susan Lee Chong (Recital Chairperson)

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 Rocky Lee, John Park and Raye McDavid with David Kim

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Julie Young & Joy Rho in deep conversation

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 HJ Lee and David Kim

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HJ Lee & Theresa Choh-Lee                                      Myong checking on food

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 Raye McDavid having a laugh with David Kim

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 Mr. & Mrs. Moonsae Lee & Inhyun Jung catching up

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 Jane Shim Lucas & Martha Hong

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 Michelle Kim & Susan Lee Chong (Recital Chairperson)

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Theresa Choh-Lee (Board Member) in discussion with Janice Kim

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 Teri Youn, Sook Lee & Noh Ryo

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 Grace Lee with Robert and Bohak Kwon

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 John Kwon (Board Member) & Lena Kim (volunteer)

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 Hoon Lee, Justin Kim & Ohn Choe

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John Clapp, Robert November, Eleanor November, Kathy Gray

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 JeeHye Park and Jordan Alexander

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 Stephanie Lee & Barbara Choe: wonderful volunteers

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 Rev. Ki-song Rho having a great time.

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 John Kwon (Board Member), Grace Lee and Jane Kim

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 Myong Feiner of Myong Gourmet

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 Alexa Lee and Nancy Kang: wonderful volunteers

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 James Park & Ohn Choe

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 Lena Kim and David Chong (one of the photographers)

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 HJ Lee in deep discussion with Mr. & Mrs. November

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 John Clapp & Kathy Gray talking to David Kim

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 Raye McDavid, Julie Young and Jamal Young

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 Justin Kim, James Park, Paul Choi and John Kwon

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 David & Jane Kim

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 Sunny Pyun and Jeanne Jang

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 Peter Choe – Videographer

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 Charles Ryu & Samuel Lee in a relaxing conversation

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 Sook Lee, Noh Ryo and Teri Youn

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 Michelle Kim & Susan Choo in conversation with David Kim

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 Yoon Son (Board member) and Charles Ryu

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 Ohn Choe and Lena Kim

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 Jamal Young and George Rho

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 Jeehye Park, Theresa Choh-Lee (Board Member) & Jordan Alexander

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 Fun, eclectic mix of silent auction items

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 Total of 13 different silent auction items available

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