On August 4th, 2019, a “St. Regis Charity Concert Night” will be hosted at the Astor Ballroom of The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort. The concert will invite Wang Xichong, a young composer and writer; Elsha Zhu, a nine-year-old gifted pianist; and Soul Inspiration, a live band from the Philippines.

The concert is specially hosted for 28 children from The Bright Connection, a physical therapy center for children with autism and cerebral palsy in Sanya.

Mr. Zhu Guang, General Manager of The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort and the organizer and initiator of this charity concert, rolled out an in-depth discussion with the four artists and explored more about the art and the history behind this charity event.

Mr. Zhu said that jazz has been an indispensable feature of St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. The St. Regis New York has hosted some of the finest jazz musicians in history. Music is a universal language, and he hopes that this meticulously prepared music festival will bring heartwarming and healing melodies to children with autism and cerebral palsy.

Wang Xichong is a talented Chinese musician and writer who is a pioneer of “musical novels” in China. Wang is now doing interdisciplinary research on music and literature, which he said is the repository for his creation. “I really like the tranquil side of Sanya. My family and I have come to Sanya for holidays many times. The slow pace and cozy atmosphere of Sanya  always inspired me in creating my works,” he said.

Being a gifted young pianist, Elsha Zhu has won more than 20 gold medals in domestic and international piano competitions, and had already held a personal concert tour in China. She said her wish is to study in the Curtis Institute of Music and become an alumna of Lang Lang.

Both from the Philippines, Jose Marie and Joanne formed the Soul Inspiration 15 years ago. The band is known for their various music genres and rich performance experience on stage. Jose Marie has extraordinary skills in memorizing melodies of songs. Joanne has a fascinating voice and specializes in popular music, folk songs, alternative music, jazz, rock, and R&B.

St. Regis Charity Concert Night
Time & Date: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. August 4th, 2019
Last entry: 7:30 p.m.
Requirement: Age 6 years old and above are preferred
Venue: The Astor Ballroom

About Bright Connection
Sanya Bright Connection was established by American couple Mr. & Mrs. Davis in 2004. It is a rehabilitation therapy center for children with cerebral palsy. Since 2004, the Center has accommodated a total of 33 cerebral palsy children and most of them are orphans. The Bright Connection is providing 24 hours care, as well as classes for these children. Now the Bright Connection hopes that more people will help and join them.

The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort 三亚亚龙湾瑞吉度假酒店
Website: marriott.com/hotels/travel/syxxr-the-st-regis-sanya-yalong-bay-resort
Tel: +86-898-8855 5555
Address: Yalong Bay National Tourism Resort, Sanya三亚市亚龙湾国家旅游度假区