Fortissimo and Amnesty host benefit concert

Fortissimo and Amnesty International hosted their first benefit concert of the year, “Spring Forward,” 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.

“I hope that children can take realistic music lessons and explore the instruments they want to try through the money we have earned,” Fortissimo treasurer sophomore Alice Koo said. “If they want to learn an instrument but don’t have access to it, we just hope to keep fundraising to get all of them equipment.”

The clubs plan to use the proceeds to purchase instruments for foster children and contribute to human rights causes.

“Many 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,” Amnesty International chapter president senior Rachel Lee said.

By Caroline Huang, Staff writer
Photos by Jamie Chen