MUSIC REUNITED benefit concert
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About the Event
On Friday, June 18, the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival (HCMF) will collaborate with Let Grace In (LGI) to present Music Reunited, a virtual concert event sponsored by Wild & Whim Hawaii and the Masaki School of Music. As part of the Mixed Plate Concert Series of HCMF, the concert will feature Young Artist Program and University of Hawaii piano faculty, Dr. Thomas Yee, as piano soloist.
“Let Grace In is doing such great work in the community. We felt their mission of helping Families heal is something we can contribute with our music. In times like now, the power of music paired with love and support is the greatest gift of all” says HCMF Founder Chris Yick.
Joining Dr. Yee for this multi-collaborative effort are Hawaii Symphony Orchestra violinists Yuseon Nam and Darel Stark, ‘Iolani School Orchestra Director Alexander Peña (viola), Hawaii Youth Symphony Director of Operations Aris Doike (cello), and HCMF Founder Chris Yick (double bass). The program will include Max Reger’s intimate Lyric Andante for string quintet followed by Ludwig van Beethoven’s powerful Emperor Piano Concerto.
“This was an answer to our prayers. As an all volunteer organization, a collaborative benefit like this helps us fund vital programs for families facing unbearable loss, reach out to more families & raise awareness in the community. We’re so excited to collaborate with the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival to make a positive impact in our community,” says Gabby Gouveia, Founder of Let Grace In.
Since 2018, HCMF has featured over 40 artists and presented over 20 concerts and educational engagements. The Young Artist Program, a full-tuition summer music program for Hawaii’s talented youth, is their first return since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let Grace In’s mission is to restore hope to families after the death of a child by building community & fostering physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual well-being. Their vision is to be the leading advocate for bereaved families & to implement sustainable programs that improve the overall wellbeing of families surviving the death of a child. Founders Gabby & Ka'eo’s lives forever changed the day that their son, Grayson Na’auali’inamakakilo Gouveia was born. Grayson made them laugh, beam with pride, and they were moved by his loving heart and genuine concern for others. They never imagined tragedy would become their story. 5-year-old Grayson died of an aggressive brain cancer in 2016 & Let Grace In is his legacy of love. LGI is
committed to honoring his example of truly living by bringing together bereaved families & creating safe spaces to recover, heal and authentically share their story. Let Grace In has a team of dedicated, gifted, intuitive professionals leading monthly therapeutic events, the Hope Retreat & the Grief Recovery Method. Supporting LGI in loving others makes a statement about who you are, how you feel, and what you believe in.
All fundraising proceeds benefit LGI and HCMF. Members of the community can purchase a virtual concert pass for a flat rate or indulge in an exclusive charcuterie box by local business Wild and Whim Hawaii. For more information and ticket availability, please visit https://givebutter.com/musicreunited