By Harry Hodge
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
Never has this quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow been more true than it will be this Sunday. The International Youth Orchestra Bridge, comprised of young Vietnamese and S. Korean musicians, is staging a fundraising concert that day to help a special child affected by Agent Orange. The classical music concert will be conducted by South Korean Yoon SungHo.
“Recently, we have realized the fact that there are still many children who are suffering from side effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam through the Sunny Korea Welfare Foundation,” said concert spokesperson JungSim Kim.
The Sunny Korea group learned of a child in Da Nang with conjoined fingers owing to the effects of Agent Orange, and decided to raise funds for his operation and spread awareness through this concert. The youngster is expected to soon undergo the operation at a Ho Chi Minh City Hospital.
“We heard that there are four more children (connected to the group) who need help for surgery,” Kim said.
The concert will take place from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Ben Thanh Theater, 6 Mac Dinh Chi, Ben Nghe ward, District 1. You can contact Jskim.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the http://www.sunnykorea.org website.