As the visit with the Ng family concluded Khang offered to play Pachelbel’s Canon in D in the Style of George Winston, a “New Age” pianist, who gained a worldwide popularity through multiple piano solo albums beginning in the 1980’s and 90’s.
Khang had no way of knowing about the significance of this piece of music to the Summer VIP Fundraiser Committee Meetings nor to the “The Christmas Spectacular”!
In 9/11 George Winston created an album “Remembrance – A Memorial Benefit” in support of those effected by the attack upon America.
After the 9/11 attack, the Everett Herald news paper ran an article about local food bank shortage’s. In response to this article, the Everett Performing Arts Inc. Board of Directors, Sanford Wright President, presented the first “Christmas Spectacular” in the Everett Performing Arts Auditorium to highlight this need of our local food banks.
Dr. Wright joined by many others, has continued to present the “Christmas Spectacular” in support of local food banks, symbolizing the opportunity to help others less fortunate over the holidays.
Khang, Tammy and Grace will take part in the 18th Annual Christmas Spectacular at the Civic Auditorium Saturday night, December 8, 2018.
A Footnote: George Winston, a humble musical genius, arrived at the Historic Hartley Mansion with no fanfare wearing ordinary street clothes, walked past the old dinning room on the main floor, where the Summer VIP Fundraiser Organizing Committee now meets, and proceeded up the elegant staircase to the “Ball Room” and the grand piano that has been played in recitals for 30 years by local piano students of Allan Park, Judy Baker and other excellent teachers.
After George Winston finished rehearsing upon the grand piano in the “Ball Room” , he later performed his piano concert at the Everett Civic Auditorium February 17, 2005.