Friday, June 05, 2015

Proud Father and Husband: Concert in Palo Alto

Every once in a while, the Beneblog features something of personal importance to me.

I'm very excited (and proud) about an exciting concert coming up soon in Palo Alto. My daughter, Kate Fruchterman, will be returning briefly to the area the evening of June 17th to give a concert.  Kate will be heading to Europe this fall to sing professionally in Italy for the Turin Opera Company, as the winner of one of three Opera Foundation Scholarships.

As I said at the Skoll World Forum this year after hearing Monica Yunus, the famous opera singer and daughter of leading social entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus, Kate is another proof point of the proposition that geeky social entrepreneur dads can have beautiful opera singer daughters. 

Singer in a black dress and pearls smiling and leaning against a cinder block wall.
Kate Fruchterman, soprano

But, there's more!  The accomplished pianist Virginia Fruchterman (who I happen to be married to) will be the main accompanist at the concert at St. Mark's Church.  In addition, Lauren Osaka, flautist, and Phil Kadet, the NYC-based jazz pianist and composer, will also be playing with Kate.  


Full disclosure: there is a suggested $20 donation for adults at the door, which will help Kate as she journeys to Italy. Feel free to spread the word to people in the Bay Area!  

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