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Scarsdale Church Sponsors Concert As Part Of Drive To End Gun Violence

Gwhyneth Chen
Gwhyneth Chen Photo Credit: Facebook

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Scarsdale Congregational Church will present a free concert featuring world-class pianist Gwhyneth Chen on Sunday, Sept. 25, in the church sanctuary.

The concert is part of Sunday's Concert Across America event to end gun violence.

Nationwide, 250 varied venues featuring more than 100 artists will be hosting concerts to be banded together on social media for the #ConcertAcrossAmerica to #EndGunViolence.

Chen is considered to be one of the finest pianists in the world. The Taiwanese-American classical pianist won the biggest cash prize in the history of piano competitions at the Ivo Pogorelich International Piano Competition.

Pogorelich said of her talent, “She is too good to be true.” Chen's program will include works by Bach, Chopin and Stravinsky.

A reception will follow the concert.

The concert coincides with the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

As explained on the Concert Across America website: “While two out of every three victims are killed with a firearm, the day of remembrance is the only thing Congress has done to acknowledge this loss. And while we need to be respectful of what this day stands for, we must also demand that Congress mandates a background check for every gun sale too.”

The concerts will also remember the tremendous loss of life that gun violence has cost the nation's communities.

The Scarsdale recital with Gwhyneth Chen was arranged by the Scarsdale Congregational Church music director Sandro Russo and the church’s Interfaith Coalition Against Gun Violence, and underwritten by donors committed to ending gun violence.

The concert will begin at 5 p.m.

For additional information about the concert, visit the church's website or call (914)-723-2111.

The Scarsdale Congregational Church is at One Heathcote Road, Scarsdale.

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