Gala Musical Evening to Benefit Special Children

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Valley Forge Educational Services invites the public to attend a benefit “Special Concert for Special Children” May 20 at Immaculata University in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The concert is being held in conjunction with Immaculata University’s annual art show, “Celebrating 28 Years of Original Art,” enabling concertgoers to view and purchase work by distinguished artists on the same evening. The concert will feature a 42-piece orchestra with trumpet and piano soloists. There will be special musical appearances during the evening by three student-musicians who attend VFES’ Vanguard School, for students with special needs including autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairment and related social-emotional difficulties.

"A Special Concert for Special Children” invites music enthusiasts and the community to a delightful evening of great classics with wonderfully entertaining “pops” music.

Sharing Immaculata University's Art Show with VFES concert attendees is a wonderful opportunity to make this a true evening of the visual and performing arts.”said, Osborne Abbey, CEO Valley Forge Educational Services.

Valley Forge Educational Services invites the public to attend a benefit “Special Concert for Special Children” May 20 at Immaculata University in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The concert is being held in conjunction with Immaculata University’s annual art show, “Celebrating 28 Years of Original Art,” enabling concertgoers to view and purchase work by distinguished artists on the same evening.

“We are delighted to partner with this prestigious university and to co-host VFES’ benefit concert at Alumnae Hall,” said Osborne Abbey, Valley Forge Educational Services CEO. “Sharing Immaculata University's 2011 Art Show with our concert attendees is a wonderful opportunity to make this a true evening of the visual and performing arts.”

The concert, arranged in-part by C&K Artists, will feature a 42-piece orchestra with trumpet and piano soloists. There will be special musical appearances during the evening by three student-musicians who attend VFES’ Vanguard School, for students with special needs including autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairment and related social-emotional difficulties. Learn more by listening to this interview featured on BrandywineRadio.com.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit programs for environmental learning and extracurricular activities for students at Vanguard and other VFES programs. A recent WHYY piece featuring VFES touched on the importance of social and behavioral skills, in addition to academics, for these students.

Concert Planning Committee Co-Chair, Alan Reed of Villanova added, “On a personal note, Louise and I are supporting this event because we are grateful for the care The Vanguard School provided our son, Edward, who spent eight of the most important years of his life there. He is now independent and leads a happy, fulfilled and productive life.”

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.vfes.net or contact Mario Dickerson, VFES Chief Advancement Officer, at mdickerson(at)vfes(dot)net. For information about the Immaculata University Art Show visit their website.

About Valley Forge Educational Services:
Valley Forge Educational Services offers a wide variety of educational services focused on guiding learners to independence. VFES provides educational solutions for young children, adolescents and pre-21 adults ranging from K-12 school-based and summer programs to post high school (18-21) transition skills programming to clinical consultation services. VFES also offers professional support to organizations, schools and families through its Luma Center™ for Development and Learning, Summer Matters™ division, Vanguard School, Vanguard Transition Center and Professional Development and Parent Learning Series. For more than 50 years, Valley Forge Educational Services has been dedicated to improving specialized education through innovative research and advanced practices for students, parents, educators, professionals and organizations. To learn more about Valley Forge Educational Services, please visit http://www.vfes.net.

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