EXO’s Chen to Perform With World-Renowned Pianist Steve Barakatt for UNICEF.

On December 30, UNICEF and SM Entertainmentrevealed that EXO’s Chen will be hitting the stage with world-
renowned pianist Steve Barakatt, performing John Lennon’s “Imagine.” This performance is just part of UNICEF’s
“Imagine Project,” a global campaign that
strives to achieve a world where, like the
lyrics of “Imagine,” children everywhere
are “living life in peace.” SM Entertainment has been involved in
various projects for children. Earlier in
November, SM Entertainment entered an
agreement of social contribution with
UNICEF, and opened the “Smile For You”
campaign, which supports musical education for children. Naturally, the agency
readily agreed to the “Imagine”
performance to be held on January 2. Leading up to the performance, Steve
Barakatt said, “I’m really excited and
looking forward to the performing with
Chen. It’s particularly special, being able to
open 2016 with a message of peace and
hope for the world.” Chen also stated, “It’s an honor to perform
with Steve Barakatt, singing a song as
meaningful as ‘Imagine.’ I hope many will be
able to give 2016 a warm start with our
performance.” Chen and Steve Barakatt’s joint
performance will be held at the on January
2 at 7 p.m. KST at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts . Steve Barakatt is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first
concert in Korea.


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