HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 June 2017 - The Stars Shine Bright as a galaxy of celebrity supporters from around the world join in the First Initiative Foundation's (FIF) World InTuneInitiative and Gala Dinner, including leading American soprano Renée Fleming, known affectionately as "the people's diva", as well as music legend Eason Chan, considered by millions the "King of Cantopop".
The gala dinner will be held on June 21 at the InterContinental Hong Kong with a multi-Michelin-starred experience for the 400 VIP patrons. The charity event will be "in tune" with the FIF's latest initiative, demonstrating the power of music for world-wide mutual understanding and unity.
One of the highlights of the dinner will be the unveiling of an upcoming FIF recording project. The world-known song I Want You To Be My Baby will feature for the first time ever the combined talents of Eason, Renée and influential Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang, heralded by the New York Times as "the hottest artist on the classical music planet", with new arrangements by award-winning composer Leon Ko. The new lively pop rendition, which will be released later in 2017 by Universal Music Hong Kong, will be in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Proceeds will go to support FIF.
"TheWorldInTuneInitiative demonstrates the power of music and music education to unite us all -- and that's exactly what the world needs now," said FIF Chairman Michelle Ong.
The event will be supported by FIF's ongoing Principal Sponsor and Charitable Partner FANCL; French pâtisserieDalloya; a total of 12-starred Michelin chefs, including Umberto Bombana of 81/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Chan Yan- Tak of LungKinHeen (Four Seasons), Alvin Leung of BoInnovation, and Julien Tongourian of RobuchonauDome (Lisboa Hotel). The evening will be filled with sensational music by New Zealand Soprano Hayley Westenra, lauded London-based classical guitarist Yang Xuefei, award-winning HK-based Singaporean singer-songwriter Hanjin Tan, and popular HK cappella group Metro. There will also be a live auction of specially curated items and experiences.
For the record, I've added this event to the schedule on the forum only.
So, I'm not sure I understand. She's not the only celebrity attending, but it seems to say that she will be the entertainer for the evening. Renee Fleming will be there... but it doesn't say anything about her performing. Well, it would be nice if Hayley got to meet her, and vice versa.
What could she possibly perform that would be new to us, anyway? As amazing as her new songs are, I doubt she'll depress entertain them with those sad songs. Since she has no new album, you really can't expect her to be doing many concerts. I'd love to see her in concert again, too, but I certainly won't bother to hope for one until her next album comes out... IF it ever does. I at least hope she'll take a selfie so we can see what dress she wore. It would be rude not to. I bet she'll wear the one she wore for the DVL birthday show.
And here's her band member (drummer?)I tour guide and "hang buddy" in Hong Kong, Steve Harvie (almost did a double-take when I saw that name, though the more famous... or infamous Steve Harvey is spelled different and looks different. LOL):
Hey, question: Why do the embedded instagrams appear larger on this forum than they do on... instagram?
The embedded photos are only about 10% larger on the forum. It's probably because the comments show to the right of the image on Instagram, but they don't appear on the forum. In most cases the original image is even larger.