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–by Kids Who Love Music and Science

Woman’s Club of Carlsbad and Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club are event partners at Benefit and CD Release Concerts November 9 and 11, respectively

A concert! A party! And loads of FUN!

It was FanFaire Foundation’s double celebration of the first anniversary of its popular music program for kids, “KIDS Playing For KIDS,” and the street release of the program’s first CD album: “Classical N Jazz” by kids who love music and science. The album, which contains 13 tracks of music for piano, as well as for cello and violin, features ten of the program’s young artists playing original works by composers by ranging from Bach to Badelt, Chopin to Joplin. It also includes an original composition by the program’s Pizarro Brothers. The pianists among the kids played on a Bösendorfer Model 290 Imperial grand piano and a lute-harpsichord (Lautenwerk) by Steven Sorli. The CD was professionally recorded by Dr. Hiroyuki Ikezi under the sponsorship of the Ikezi Music Foundation.


CLICK to read MEDIA articles and view PHOTOS

Rancho Santa Fe Review (print edition – Section B8) – November 29, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review (online edition) – Novermber 28, 2012

Union Tribune – November 8, 2012

North County Times – November 8, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review (print edition – Section B7) – November 8, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review (online edition) – November 7, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review (print edition) – November 1, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review (online edition) -October 31, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club – – November 2012

Woman’s Club of Carlsbad – – November 2012


Benefit and CD Release Concerts celebrating the 1st Anniversary of “KIDS Playing For KIDS” Program and the Release of Its Debut CD Album

WHEN:Friday November 8, 2012 / Sunday November 11, 2012
WHERE: Woman’s Club of Carlsbad / Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

I find FanFaire Foundation’s concerts to be an amazing testimony to how children can reach the zenith of their potential when they are given the proper amount of support, encouragement, and most of all… love.
- D. Pizarro (a jazz pianist, founding member of “KIDS Playing For KIDS” – just turned 16, and already a college freshman majoring in Aerospace Engineering; teaches piano on weekends!)

The level of accomplishment and poise is absolutely extraordinary. We are so happy to have had the chance to experience these wonderful musicians. We will certainly attend again. Thank you! Thank you!
- M. Swenson

A real joy. It is wonderful to see young people in love with music.
- C.Wheeler

Absolutely amazing! I would love to get on your mailing list to find out about any future performances. I attended the one at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and was extremely impressed by the talented children performing. I would love to bring my grandson to see the performances as he is extremely interested in music.
- J. Dunford

It’s so refreshing to know this foundation sees purpose and gives encouragement to the talented children of our future.
- Gina

Experienced the love for music from talented young artists. Wonderful performances. My children have a chance to expose themselves to their peers. Hopefully this would inspire them to love music more.
- L. & T. Pham

The kids used great dynamics, truly inspirational. I play piano and want to play like them. Everyone had great quality but I enjoyed Clara Truong the most. She used great articulation and dynamics.
- A. Pham (5th grader)

No words can say… [the concert] brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart.
- K. Kozlow

This was our first time at a concert like this and we were so impressed with the performers’ abilities. They all did a great job. I can tell they have worked hard to get to where they are.
- A. Thomas

The genius in the youth and the fact that there is only the music – nothing about popularity or affluence was present to spoil the fun!
- J.L.Thomas

The incredible array of talented young musicians pleasantly surprised me. This bodes well for the future of FanFaire Foundation. It is hard to believe this is only your 1st anniversary!
- E. Penner

What I liked is that our room was full of music. Several of the kids are very spectacular and some are amazing!
- G. Tonthat

The children are wonderful. Bravo! This was our first concert. Fabulous! Sorry we couldn’t stay for the whole program.
- M.E. Frawley

The performers were masterful at their instruments. The songs were classical and modern standards–an excellent repertoire. Very talented kids with bright futures.
- P. Wellin

I was amazed by the skills of Michael, Alexis, Ursula, and the Pizarro Brothers, and I was enchanted by the soft touch of Clara Truong.
- U. Muller

I just love it! Beautiful music that you rarely hear on radio nowadays. And these talented kids played so amazingly. I hope this kind of music spreads around!!
- H. Mach

Amazing! We had a wonderful afternoon listening to all the talented children. They play their music with so much feeling. They play so wonderfully at such young ages.
- H. Adai

[I liked] everything! Each child was unbelievably talented beyond compare. I look forward to reading about them in the future.
- E. Cutler

I liked the variety of musical scores and the very talented musicians.
- P. Jordan

I loved everything. I hope to be part of more things like this. Great work, FanFaire Foundation! Keep it up!
- M. Chen

[I liked] Michael Chen
-J. Dy

I liked Michael and Christine (brother and sister) and the Pizarro Brothers.
- B. Yeung

I liked everyone.
- C. Chen

The celebration began with a concert at the Woman’s Club of Carlsbad on Friday November 9, at 6:30 p.m., featuring selections from the CD album performed by the talented young artists, ages 9 to 17, who participated in the recording. An eclectic mix of very enjoyable classical and jazz pieces ranging from Bach’s “Inventions” and “Partita” to Badelt’s “Pirates of the Carribean” and from Chopin’s “Nocturne” to Joplin’s “The Entertainer”, the program also featured performances by other members of “KIDS Playing For KIDS”.

Live music-making continues at the reception following the concert. Reception sponsors include Jimbo’s Naturally, Souplantation, and Starbucks. The event was presented in partnership with the Woman’s Club of Carlsbad and Point Loma Credit Union, venue and program sponsors, respectively. It was through the generous sponsorship of the latter that the “KIDS Playing For KIDS” program was launched on October 28, 2011.



“Classical N Jazz by KIDS Playing for KIDS” was reprised with some variations in selections and performers when the celebration continues on Sunday November 11 at 2 p.m. in partnership with the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Light refreshments were served following the concert.

Admission to both concerts was free and open to the public. A donation of $10 or more entitled the donor to a CD.

About the “KIDS Playing For KIDS” program

The program nurtures musically gifted children (ages 6 to 17) who also love science and math so that they can become excellent role models for their peers. They are given opportunities to perform at various venues and alongside professional artists, enabling them to express and share their love of music with other children, further develop their creative skills, and build their self-confidence as performers. They are also encouraged to excel in their studies and to learn the value of community service. The goal is that their passion for music and their good example will spark among young people the creativity and sense of community needed in our highly competitive, science-based society. Studies show that music enhances the skills required for learning science and math. Yes, music may not be rocket science, but as Einstein and other great scientists who made the landmark discoveries of our time have shown, it can certainly make rocket science possible!
Event Venues:

Friday November 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Prelude at 6:15 pm
Woman’s Club of Carlsbad
3320 Monroe St. Carlsbad, CA 92008

Sunday November 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club
17025 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

For more information:

Call (760) 666-1810.


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