A young pianist who was given the chance to move to the US to continue his studies will be back in B.C. in August, with a local performance slated for Aug. 20.
Frankie Bones made headlines last year when he was offered the chance to study music at a Washington university.
His foster mother made his story public because of concerns that he wouldn't be allowed to go, due to being under Ministry of Children and Family's supervision. But the approval came through from the ministry, and he headed off to Walla Walla University to study with music professor Dr. Leonard Richter.
Bones, now approaching his 19th birthday, well be performing a free recital at the Westminster Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Originally a student at Carillon Music in Surrey, Bones began playing piano at the age of 5.
Bones and other musicians will perform during the concert as a fundraiser for the College Worthy Student Fund, which helps fund education costs for students in need.
The show is set for 7 p.m., Aug. 20, at the church at 7925 10th Ave., Burnaby, and organizers say it's intended for people of all ages and denominations.
Entrance to the church is available on 11th Avenue off Sixth Street, and a freewill offering will be taken for the fund.
-with files from Vancouver Sun