|Posted by Cherry Yuan on February 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM|
On February 18, 2013, Children in Need invited Amabile Trio from San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division performing at the Dialysis Center of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. The members of Amabile Trio were Cherry Yuan, Sean Takada and Elizabeth Lee. When the performers arrived at the Center, they were greeted warmly by the staff because some of them still remembered Cherry’s performance last time when our club visited the Center. After the staff helped the children with dialysis machines, the performance took place with anticipation and excitement.
The first piece the Trio performed was London Trio No. 1 and 2nd movements by Hayden. Members of the ensemble demonstrated their excellent chamber music skills of listening and responding to group members musically. Then Sean as a soloist played the last part and cadenza of “Tartini Devil's Trill" edited by Kreisler. At age of 11, his matured techniques and musicality amazed the audience. Followed by Sean, the Trio played Mozart’s Milanese Quartet Nr. 155, 1st movement with energy and style. Then Cherry played a solo piece by Kreisler called Sherzo. She wowed the audience with her intense and powerful playing. After Cherry, the Trio concluded their performance by playing Dvorák’s Bagatelles, 5th movement. Then Elena Kim and Cherry Yuan played Navarra for Two Violins by Sarasate. Their lively playing filled the room with cheerful atmosphere. The last piece, Amazing Grace, performed by Elena left the audience with strong emotions.
After the performance, Stanford students, Caitlin Gowdy and Cheston Gunawan plus some of the performers played board games with the children. Because of their company, the children temporarily forgot they were on dialysis treatments. There were conversations and laughters exchanged. As a club, we believe in the healing power of music as well as hands-on volunteer work. We are happy to have direct relationship with some of the children we are helping. We want to thank the Dialysis Center for giving us this opportunity to visit the children and bring happiness to them.