On March 20th TIE presents….Tanya Gabrielian

Tanya at Piano

Tickets at TIE Benefit Concert or call (925) (299-2010 Ext 4).

Date:  March 20, 2015
Time: Doors open and appetizers by Bolani served 7:00 – 7:45pm
Presentation and Performances 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Donation: Adults $35, Students $20
Location: Acalanes High School, Lafayette, CA

We are very pleased to announce our next get together will include Tanya Gabrielian, an internationally acclaimed concert pianist. Tanya, noted by the Washington Post for her “strikingly poised nobility” and “commanding presence” has performed at Carnegie and Alice Tully Halls in New York, Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, and the Salle Cortot in Paris.  Visit her website for more information (

I met Tanya last summer at one of her performances in Bigfork Montana. Following her performance, I joined a long line of admirers and waited for my turn. I began by asking “Would you like to perform in Afghanistan”.  Her immediate response was, “yes!” That day may come, but not now.


After a few emails, telephone conversations, and a visit to our website, Tanya wanted to support TIE and offered to perform a benefit concert  “when in town”. She’s in town March 20th and will perform that night at Acalanes High School. Brush up on your Bach.This event is co-sponsored by Students for Advancement of Global Education (SAGE), an Acalanes student organization that can always be counted on for help.

Tanya is, by the way, very entertaining and funny, someone children of all ages will enjoy. This is a wonderful opportunity to expose students to music they might otherwise not hear.

JessicaThe evening will include a pre-performance by special guest, Jessica Winn. Winn is a mezzo soprano who graduated from Acalanes High School, made her professional debut in 2011 and now performs throughout the Bay Area. She is currently singing in Golden Gate Opera’s production of Madame Butterfly.

For years and whenever asked, Nazifa Sidiq, has provided delicious Afghan food prepared by her family’s company, Bolani. When asked again she said “Of course”. Arrive at 7:00 pm and leave room for their creations.

To Purchase Tickets, go online: TIE Benefit Concert or, if technically challenged call us (925) (299-2010 Ext 4).

Yes, it’s 11 years later and TIE is still going. Why? Because  we can and are making a difference in the lives of thousands and it’s no time to stop.  And it’s people like you and Tanya, Jessica and Nazifa who keep stepping up to the challenge.