Fortissimo and Amnesty host benefit concert
Fortissimo and Amnesty International hosted their first benefit concert of the year, â€śSpring Forward,â€ť Friday, March 10 in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Registration for the performance was open to all students. The presentations featured Jazz Sanity, a student-organized jazz ensemble, and orchestral and vocal music. Amnesty International provided refreshments for the audience.
â€śI hope that children can take realistic music lessons and explore the instruments they want to try through the money we have earned,â€ť Fortissimo treasurer sophomore Alice Koo said. â€śIf they want to learn an instrument but donâ€™t have access to it, we just hope to keep fundraising to get all of them equipment.â€ť
The clubs plan to use the proceeds to purchase instruments for foster children and contribute to human rights causes.
â€śMany people think that everything is okay since they live in a protective bubble, but in other countries, not everyone has his or her rights. Amnesty International goes out and reaches out, so [our chapter] donates to the main organization to help accomplish that,â€ť Amnesty International chapter president senior Rachel Lee said.
By Caroline Huang, Staff writer
Photos by Jamie Chen