Concert Committee

Patrick Benson

Sandy Chen

Erica Chianelli

Chris Huang

Kevin Lepper

Yang + Olivia

Paul Luu

Malu Navarrete

Sarah Peng

Allen Rafalson

Alan Rose

Dr. Roseanne Rosenthal

Jeffrey Sadowski

Raymond Spaeth

Monica Soto

Cindy Tovar

Christopher Vanderwall



“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination and life to everything.”


Music inspires and connects—shaping thoughts and moods, defining both moments and enduring movements. Music is who and what we are. It reflects humanity. Teaching music … the appreciation, creation and joy of it … is essential. It’s precisely what VanderCook College of Music uniquely does.

Since 1909, VanderCook College of Music has been the only school in America to focus exclusively on music teacher education, providing teachers for children in every state and in countries around the world. VanderCook is a Chicago treasure! 

We invite you to join us for this very special benefit concert for VanderCook. Two VanderCook professors, internationally renowned musicians Yang & Olivia will perform. Yang & Olivia met as college students when, at the last minute, Olivia asked Yang to turn pages for her at a piano performance. They had never talked before. That night, over Olivia’s music, they fell in love, and eventually married. Inspiring an understanding and love of music is as important to them as performing. We are fortunate and grateful that they both chose to teach at VanderCook.

Click here for tickets, and help us Move Minds!


Silver Sponsors

Raymond & Sharon Spaeth     Chinatown-Parking-Corporation   


Composer Sponsors

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Conductor Sponsors

John Bodenmann


Patron Sponsors

Mike Ritschdorff             Etymotic_Research_color


Gallery Sponsors

Barbara Beach                      John & Jane McCarthy

Chernoff Family Fund             Angela Hsu & John Parker  

Tom Garvey                              Jeffrey Sadowski  

Mike & Patti Kremin                             Yman Vien           

Karl & Gayle Maurer                       Dr. Darsh Wasan        

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Friend Sponsors

Yu-Sui Hung & Khan Lowe

Betsy Levin

Kam Liu

Judd & Linda Miner

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In-Kind Sponsors

Yang + Olivia Arts Foundation



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Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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