2017 Boston Benefit Concert

First Church is located at 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA 02116, at the corner of Berkeley and Marlborough Streets, a short walk from the Arlington St. or Copley Sq. T Stops on the Green Line. The building is fully handicap accessible with ramps, an elevator, handicap bathrooms and designated parking spots. Parking can be found at the Boston Common Garage.

By subway (MBTA):
Green Line: Copley
Orange Line: Back Bay Station (also Commuter Rail)
Red Line: Charles/MGH

By car:
Boston Common Garage
Entrance on Charles St.

Back Bay Garage
500 Boylston St.
Entrance on St. James and Clarendon St.

Both parking garages are a 5-10 minute walk from First Church. Limited metered parking on surrounding streets.

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Tickets will be held in your name at the door. We apologize but we don’t send out physical tickets.


  • 4:00 pmDinner, cocktail reception & silent auction
  • 5:00 pmOpening remarks by Rox Anderson and Marty Mihm
  • 5:10 pmPresentation by Thuy Phung with a short video by George Morgan

Music Program

  • Sonata in g minor, Opus 2, No. 8, AndanteGeorge Friedrich Handel
  • David Fisher, Cello
  • Julie Reimann, Cello
  • Mariko Yasuda, Piano
  • The Snow Maiden Aria, from Snow MaidenNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Yelena Dudochkin, Soprano
  • Ellyses Kuan, Piano
  • Sara’s aria All’afflitto è dolce il piantoRoberto Devereux Gaetano Donizetti
  • Marina Khankhalaeva,Mezzo Soprano
  • Ellyses Kuan, Piano
  • Olga and Tatiana’s Duet from Eugene OneginPeter Tchaikovsky
  • Yelena Dudochkin, Soprano
  • Marina Khankhalaeva, Mezzo Soprano
  • Ellyses Kuan, Piano
  • PraeludiumDmitri Shostakovich
  • OblivionAstor Piazzolla
  • Young-Shin Choi, Violin
  • Julie Reimann, Cello
  • Ellyses Kuan, Piano
  • Le Grand Tango Astor Piazzolla
  • Julie Reimann, Cello
  • Ellyses Kuan, Piano

Intermission, silent auction and dessert

  • RiverLiu Yang
  • Sharon Peng, Pipa
  • L’Apres-Midi d’un Faune Claude Debussy
  • Sonata in A Major, AllegroCesar Franck
  • Julie Scolnik, Flute
  • Sophie Scolnik-Brower, Piano


Many items generously donated by Pho Le Dorchester


Red, White, Sparkling Wine, Iced Tea & Lemon Water

Stationary Display

Assorted Cheese, Vegetables & Fruit served with Crackers and Dips
Shrimp Cocktails
Tempura Shrimp
Asian Wrap with Rotisserie Chicken


Thịt Lụi - Vietnamese Grilled Beef Skewers
Nem Lụi Huế - Vietnamese Huế Style Grilled Ham
Gỏi Cuốn - Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork
Chả Giò Chay – Vietnamese Vegetarian Eggrolls (V)
Chả Giò – Vietnamese Eggrolls
Assorted Dumplings with Dipping Sauce
Teriyaki and Pineapple Chicken Meatballs with Roasted Pinapple Habañero Sauce

Main Course

Cơm Chiên Dương Châu – Vietnamese Fried Rice with Eggs and Vegetables
Gà Xào Xả Ớt– Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken
Mì Xào Chay – Stir Fry Noodles with Oriental Vegetables (V)
Đậu Hủ Xào Xả Ớt – Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Tofu (V)
Đậu Hủ Xào Cải – Stir Fry Vegetables and Tofu (V)


An Assortment of European Pastries
Assorted Vietnamese Cakes and Sweets
Carrot Cake

Auction Items

Patriots Authentic Footballs Signed by Matthew Slater - Donated by the Patriots Charitable Foundation – Mr. Josh Kraft
Patriots Authentic Football Signed by Julian Edelman – Donated by the MGH Human Resources Office
Red Sox Authentic Baseball signed by Mookie Betts – Donated by the Red Sox Charitable Foundation
Cabo San Lucas House Rental 5 nights – Donated by Christine Grogan
Pair of Boston Symphony Tickets May 5th - All Brahms program Featuring Emmanuel Ax – Donated by Dr. Martin Mihm
Painting commision by Cathleen Ahearn
Two original paintings by Peter Ng
Photographs printed on glass by Anneli and Peter Schalock
DJI Spark Fly More Combo Sunrise Yellow Drone
Portrait package with Thuy Pham Photography (Donated by Thuy Pham)
Logo Design by Man Mai - Donated by Man Mai
2 x 50 Legal Seafoods, Chucky Cheese $35 Gift Card, iTunes $100, $50 Gift Cards - Donated by Yen Yen Lim and the Yue Family
Wasik’s Cheese Shop in Wellesley, MA - $100 gift card
Element Day Aveda Spa $100 gift certificates – Donated by Element Day Spa
Two passes to the New England Aquarium
Family membership to the Children’s Museum
Cookie Time/Lakota Bakery Gift Card
Gift Basket of Thymes Frasier Fir Products – Donated by the MGH Flower Shop
Hermes men tie - Donated by Nam Pham
Hermes woman silk scarf - Donated by Nam Pham
Aveno products Gift Basket – Donated by Johnson and Johnson
Lindt Chocolates Gift Basket – Donated by Lindt
La Roche Posay Gift Bag – Donated by Dr. Jane Yoo/LRP
Mistfit Ray Fitness and Sleep monitor - Donated by Misfit Wearables
Shine 2 Misfit Fitness and Sleep monitor
Misfit Bolt – wireless connected smart bulbs
Michael Kors Kinley Diamond Pave Dial Stainless Steel Watch (Men) - Donated by Sonny Vu
Michael Kors ‘Bradshaw’ Chronograph Bracelet Watch, 43mm (Women)

Other arts and crafts

Authentic Embroidered Pashmina Shawl from Kashmir, Pakistan
Arts and crafts from Karachi, Pakistan
Traditional Vietnamese Tea Set from the Famous House of Minh Long, Vietnam
Vietnamese Embroidered Painting
Traditional Isan Cloths from Northeastern Thailand - Hand Woven – Donated by Dr. Garuna Kositratna
Large Red Brown Fabric - Embroidered by hands w flowers, made from organic dyed cotton
Silk Hand Woven Scarf from Laos and Thailand
Set of Embroidered silk placemats
Silk embroidered table runner
Silk embroidered Vietnamese Purse
Vietnamese Lacquered Chopstick sets with chopstick rest and case
Bamboo Handmade Boat
Lacquered Vietnamese Bamboo Flute
Hmong Hand Emboidered Pillow Cases
Lacquered painting of Hmong girl
Red Lacquered Gold Leaf Box
Red lacquered Gold Leaf Coaster Set
Many other items of artistic and authentic traditional value