LOCAL TEEN SPOTLIGHT: 

Lincroft section of Middletown, NJ: On Saturday, June 29, 2019 a special concert was held to collect food for Fulfill food bank of Monmout and Ocean Counties. Freehold violinist and Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center volunteer Tienne Yu, a rising sophomore at Biotechnology High School and a Juilliard Pre-College violin major, along with her Amoroso Music partners performed. The benefit concert, held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ, raised over 250 pounds of non-perishable food. Fulfill distributes 12 million meals every year to those in need. The summertime months can be the time of most need for many children who normally receive their meals at school. 
 
Yu invited her friends, pianist Stella Simakova and cellist Elizabeth Jones from Connecticut, to perform together. The program featured a variety of music, such as a Brahms piano trio, Kabalevsky’s cello concerto, and Prokofiev’s 2nd violin concerto. Over 70 audience members were present, including those from Bayshore Medical Center, who came to support the performance. 
 
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The three girls met two years ago in Spain, at the Burgos International Music Festival. Their friendship grew after returning to the United States, and the trio has regularly been performing at local nursing homes. Recently they have formed a volunteer organization was called Amoroso Music. The mission of Amoroso Music is to share the gift of musical talent with the community, with love. In an act of love the 3 friends used their talents at the recent event to together perform for food donations for those in need. 
 
Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is a nonprofit organization committed to providing an ever-growing, comprehensive suite of services to those in need. Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. By addressing the root causes of hunger, Fulfill creates real results that are life changing.”

Visit fulfillnj.org for more information.