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Have you gotten your tickets to KYCC's 15th Annual Benefit Concert yet?

If you haven't, you need to hurry!!! Ticket sales will close as of today, July 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.!

So if you still haven't picked up your tickets to an amazing night of exciting performances, go to our ticket page and get your seats before it's too late!

Grace Chung: Organist

You don't get to hear the pipe organ very often these days. It truly is becoming a rare treat to hear a piece on the pipe organ... unless you are a student at St. Mark's Episcopal School in ALtadena, CA or a congregant of the Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena, CA. If you are either one of those, you would have the privilege of hearing Grace Chung play the organ on a regular basis.

And it really is a treat:

Grace will join the line-up of amazing talents on Friday, July 29th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for our 15th Annual Benefit Concert. Tickets are available here.

Meet the Musicians: Cellist Joon Sung Jun & Violinist Lorenz Gamma

At this year's 15th Annual Benefit Concert, KYCC has the honor of hosting two acclaimed musicians.

Both Joon Sung Jun and Lorenz Gamma are internationally recognized for their talent and passion for music. Individually, they spent years traveling, performing and teaching all over the world just to share the beauty of their craft.

Joon Sung Jun has played with numerous orchestras and collaborated with some of the industry's biggest names. He is the founder of Amici Concert Artists - a nonprofit concert management organization, board member of Peninsula Symphony and faculty member of California State University, Long Beach.

In addition to his experience traveling all over Europe with a quartet, Lorenz Gamma has performed solo concertos by some of the most renowned composers (i.e., Bach, Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Bruch, Gubaidulina, Lutoslawski, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Piazzolla, Rubinstein, Schumann, Spohr, Tartini, Vivaldi, Wieniawski... just to name a few). He is professor of violin at California State University Northridge and has previously taught at UCLA, the California Institute of the Arts, Indiana University in Bloomington and UC Santa Barbara.

So when these two musicians combine their musical prowess on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage, you know you're in for an amazing performance! 

Check out their videos below, and come join us on July 29th for the live performance!

KYCC's 15th Annual Benefit Concert is on Friday, July 29th. Tickets are available here.

AJ Rafael joins the KYCC Line-Up

AJ Rafael has been winning fans on Facebook and YouTube for years... and for good reason.

The man is talented.

Ever since joining the YouTube community in 2006, AJ's popularity has been growing steadily, and in 2011, when he finally released his long-awaited album, it debuted at #5 on iTunes' pop chart. He has even been invited to perform all over the world to share his vocal and songwriting talents with his fans and followers in Australia, Canada, the Philippines, and more.

Follow him here and here.

KYCC's 15th Annual Benefit Concert is on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here.

Megan Lee to Perform at WDCH

At the bright, young age of 10, Megan Lee began her professional acting career. Soon, she was delving into yet another passion and talent: music.

She began publishing videos of her covers on YouTube and even released a few of her original songs on her YouTube channel

Megan will perform her single "Stronger" at the WDCH for this year's concert, as well as a duet with another YouTube star: AJ Rafael.

Check out the video below for a listen of her single!

KYCC's 15th Annual Benefit Concert is on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here.

KYCC's Friends, Welly & Dina Yang, Return to the WDCH Stage

Welly & Dina Yang wowed last year's concert attendees with their performance of "The Prayer," and this year, they are returning to the Walt Disney Concert Hall with yet another duo performance. Although we don't know yet which song they've chosen for this year's concert, what we are certain of is the absolute chemistry between these two lovebirds when they perform together!

KYCC's 15th Annual Benefit Concert is on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here.

David Benoit Joins Forces with Oleta Adams

Award winning jazz pianist David Benoit is lending his musical genius to KYCC's Benefit Concert yet again. Mr. Benoit has served as the Musical Director for a number of our past concerts, and this year, he's collaborating with another big talent: Ms. Oleta Adams.

Ms. Adams is a musical powerhouse all on her own. She has been winning hearts since her debut in 1990, and this year, she'll grace the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage accompanied by Mr. Benoit. 

KYCC's 15th Annual Benefit Concert is on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here!

2016 Benefit Concert's Headliner: ALi

ALi took the kpop music scene by storm in 2011 when she sang a cover of "Red Dragonfly" - a hugely popular song in Korea in the 80s. The audience was blown away by her powerful and explosive vocals. Even before her breakout performance, ALi's voice was featured in multiple collaborative efforts with some of Korea's most popular singers and groups. Her latest album was released in October 2015, and she has since been steadily growing her fan base.

This year, KYCC is proud to announce that ALi will be our headliner for our 15th annual benefit concert! 

Between her charisma on stage and her ability to move people with her performances, we're very excited to see and hear her blow us all away~! Check out her single "Pung Pung" below!

KYCC's 15th Annual Benefit Concert is on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. Be sure to get your tickets before it's too late!!!

US Bank signs on as Title Sponsor

We are very excited to announce that US Bank has signed on as the Title Sponsor for this year's Benefit Concert! The night's performers have all been confirmed, and we cannot wait to hear them blow us all away on July 29th!

Tickets will be released for sale soon!

 

KAMF

Every year, the Korean American Music Foundation partners with KYCC for our Benefit Concert by providing the most essential part of any concert: the music.

KAMF's Youth Orchestra not only performs a number of pieces under the direction of Conductor Seung Ju Kim, but they also collaborate with many of our featured artists to provide live, orchestral accompaniment for their varied performances. Don't let the term "youth orchestra" throw you off; these are serious musicians with amazing talent!

Visit their site to view/listen to some of their past performances for a glimpse of what you can expect this July 29, 2016 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. 

UAngel Voice

UAngel Voice is a five-man classical vocal group from Korea. Their members are seen gracing the stages of various cities and wowing their audience with their beautiful voices.

And we are excited to announce that UAngel Voice has joined our Benefit Concert's line up! We are looking forward to yet another amazing performance by the group!

Check out their video below:

KAWA

The Korean American Women's Association (KAWA) has jumped on board our Benefit Concert train! These amazing women work tirelessly to empower women through their many wonderful services and volunteerism throughout the Koreatown community. 

They are seen gathering supplies and traveling to various cities where natural disasters have wreaked havoc; presenting personally sewn newborn gowns and blankets at the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital; providing counseling and referrals in cases of legal issues, domestic violence, consumer rights, etc.; providing employment aid and referrals; and providing seminars and workshops that are aimed at strengthening a sense of community by and through empowered women.

We are so excited for this partnership and look forward to working together with these amazing ladies!