2018 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.


  • 6:00 pmDinner, cocktail reception & silent auction
  • 7:00 pmOpening remarks by Rox Anderson and Marty Mihm
  • 7:10 pmPresentation by Thuy Phung with a short video by George Morgan
  • 7:30 pmMusic program
  • 8:30-9:30 pmDessert, drinks, silent auction and mingle/networking

Music Program

  • Merce Dilette Amiche, from “I Vespri Siciliani”Giuseppe Verdi
  • Donde lieta (“La Boheme”)Giacomo Puccini
  • Yelena Dudochkin, Soprano
  • Xuan He, Piano
  • Night of Torch FestivalJunsheng Wu
  • Sharon Peng, Pipa
  • Jacqueline’s TearsJacques Offenbach
  • David Fisher, Cello
  • Mariko Yasuda, Piano
  • Sonata in G Minor, Opus 2, No 8George Frideric Handel
  • David Fisher, Cello
  • Julie Reimann, Cello
  • Ellyses Kuan, Piano
  • Excerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition
    (Arranged for cello and piano by Charles Schiff)
    Il Vecchio Castello (The Old Castle)
    Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells
    Modeste Mussorgsky
  • Gretchen at the Spinning WheelFranz Schubert
  • Julie Reimann, Cello
  • Ellyses Kuan, Piano
  • ErlkonigFranz Schubert/Franz Liszt
  • Xuan He, 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
Bò Nướng Lá Lốt - Grilled Vietnamese Ground Beef Rolls in Lốt leaves (Piper Lolot leaves)
Nem Lụi Huế - Vietnamese Huế Style Grilled Ham
Gỏi Cuốn - Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork
Gỏi Cuốn Chay - Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Tofu (V) 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)
Pit Roasted Pork Rendang - From Chef Don Golden of Shriner’s Hospital
Gỏi Đu Đủ hay Gỏi Bắp Cải Với Tôm - Papaya or Green Cabbage Salad with Shrimp


An Assortment of European Pastries (macarons, cream puffs, cup cakes)
Assorted Vietnamese Cakes and Sweets
Carrot Cake

Silent Auction Items (partial list)

Patriots Authentic Football Signed by Tom Brady - Donated by the Patriots Charitable Foundation – Mr. Josh Kraft
Patriots Authentic Photograph Signed by Julian Edelman – Donated by the Patriots Charitable Foundation
Patriots Authentic Football signed by Patrick Chung – Donated by the MGH Human Resources World Champions Red Sox Authentic Baseball signed by Mitch Moreland – Donated by the Red Sox Charitable Foundation
Brandon Carlo Autographed Puck – Donated by the Boston Bruins
Pair of Boston Symphony Tickets April 20th, 8:00PM at Symphony Hall in Boston - Andrew Manze conducts Bacewicz, Mozart and Mendelssohn featuring pianist Francesco Piemontesi – Donated by Dr. Martin Mihm
Painting commision by Cathleen Ahearn
One original painting by Peter Ng
Oil Painting by Dr. Peter Schalock
Portrait package with Thuy Pham Photography (Donated by Thuy Pham)
Framed oil painting by Artist Nancy Boyle
Canvas print of photograph by Dr. Hong Wu Logo Design by Man Mai - Donated by Man Mai
W hotel voucher for a week-end stay
Bally Men Wallet donated by Mr. Nam Pham
2 x 50 Legal Seafoods, iTunes $100 - Donated by Yen Yen Lim and the Yue Family
Element Day Aveda Spa $100 gift certificates – Donated by Element Day Spa
Cookie Time/Lakota Bakery Gift Card
Gift Basket of Thymes Frasier Fir Products – Donated by the MGH Flower Shop
Aveno products Gift Basket – Donated by Johnson and Johnson
La Roche Posay Gift Bag – Donated by Dr. Jane Yoo/LRP
High End Skin Care Product Gift Bags from Alastin Skincare, Neova, U.SK Under skin,and Replenix
Mistfit Ray Fitness and Sleep monitor - Donated by Misfit Wearables
Shine 2 Misfit Fitness and Sleep monitor
Fossil Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch (Men) - Donated by Sonny Vu

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
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
Lacquered painting from Vietnam
Red Lacquered Vietnamese handicrafts
Traditional Alsacian cloth from a renown craft shop in Strasbourg, France (donated by Dr. Garuna Kositratna)
Many other items of artistic and authentic traditional value