Piano Concert With John Baeg

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 2 PM
Bridges Community Church | 625 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos
Tickets: $20 Adults | $10 Children under 12

A musician since age 3, John Baeg, now 15, was named Most Promising Young Talent, Best Bay Area Contestant, and first-prize winner at the 12th International Russian Music Piano Competition. He also won first prizes at the Menuhin-Dowling Piano Competition in San Francisco in 2011. After making his concerto debut with the El Camino Youth Symphony in 2012, John performed in Carnegie Hall as a gold-medal recipient in the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented Competition, and went on to make his solo debut recital in the Kumho Arts Prodigy Concert Series in Seoul, Korea. As a winner of the Julliard Concerto competition in 2015, John was invited to perform with the Juilliard Pre-college Symphony. Previously studying piano with Heidi Hau as a scholarship student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, John now studies with Yoheved Kaplinsky, the chair of Juilliard’s piano department. A complimentary reception will follow the performance. For tickets to the benefit concert, click here.

Blues for Freedom

Sunday, October 8, 2017 | 4-9 PM
Poor House Bistro Studio | 87 S. Autumn Street | San Jose
Tickets: $20 advance | $25 at the door

Blues for Freedom, a talent-packed songwriters’ showcase will feature original blues, vintage R&B, and roots music performed by critically acclaimed, award-winning recording artists Daniel Castro, Terrie Odabi & Terry Kiatt, Tia Carrol, Aki Kumar, Kid Andersen and Lisa Andersen, The Lucky Losers, A.C. Myles, Wendy Dewitt & Kirk Harwood and Laura Chavez. In addition to great music, the fundraiser will present silent and live auctions, with a wide arraw of donated items from Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Castro, Adventure Cat Sailing, American Conservatory Theater, Asian Art Museum, Blue Bear School of Music, Harris’ Restaurant, Yogatree, and many more. Proceeds will benefit Freedom House. To purchase tickets, click here.

Fall 2017 Volunteer Training Program

Training Begins Saturday, September 9 | San Mateo County
Freedom House now is accepting applications for its upcoming volunteer training sessions for those who would like to serve the organization as an Advocate or work directly with survivors as a Shelter Volunteer.

Advocate Volunteers attend a one-day session to learn about human trafficking in order to educate the public about the issues and how Freedom House is addressing the needs of survivors. To be considered for one of the limited Shelter Volunteer positions, candidates must submit a completed application and undergo a LiveScan background check. Shelter Volunteer trainees must complete the required 40-hour training course.

To learn more about the volunteer program and to receive an application, contact Tina@FreedomHouseSF.org.