On Aug. 14 the GRAMMY Foundation, The Recording Academy, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, and the Asia Society will host the finale concert of the GRAMMY Cultural Exchange Program featuring The C.S.C.L.F. — Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Music Fund Quintet. Taking place at Asia Society (725 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10012) from 6–8:30 p.m., the concert will feature the quintet performing classical and traditional Chinese music, jazz and pop selections, accompanied by alumni from the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session program.
Representatives scheduled to be in attendance are David Sears, GRAMMY Foundation Executive Education Director; Michael Benavente, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry managing director, Americas; Rachel Cooper, director of global performing arts and special cultural initiatives, Asia Society; and Miss Tang Jiu Hong, Ching Soong Ching Ling Foundation.
The quintet features students studying at the Xi'an Conservatory of Music in China, who through the Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Music Fund, established in 2012 under the aegis of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, were invited to participate in the GRAMMY Cultural Exchange Program in New York.
Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry currently operates three music funds in China, the United Kingdom and Japan in conjunction with a leading musical institution in its respective country, with the mission to support talented young musicians by providing scholarships and opportunities for musical development within the framework of an international music exchange program.