NEW YORK — Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Music Fund Quintet will be accompanied by alumni from the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session program and will perform classical and traditional Chinese music, jazz and pop selections on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021.
The quintet features students studying at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in China, who through the Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Music Fund established in 2012 under the aegis of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (C.S.C.L.F.), were invited to participate in the GRAMMY Cultural Exchange Program in New York.
The GRAMMY Foundation, The Recording Academy, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and the Asia Society will host the finale concert of the GRAMMY Cultural Exchange Program featuring The C.S.C.L.F.
Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry currently operates three Music Funds in China, the United Kingdom and Japan, in conjunction with a leading musical institution in its respective country,with the mission to support talented young musicians by providing scholarships and opportunities for musical development within the framework of an international music exchange program.
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GRAMMY Foundation Executive Education Director David Sears; Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Managing Director Americas Michael Benavente; Asia Society Director of Global Performing Arts and Special Cultural Initiatives Rachel Cooper; and Ching Soong Ching Ling Foundation Miss Tang Jiu Hong.