CLASSICS FROM THE EAST & WEST.
Friday, June 16, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Concert Conversations and Preview at 6:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
1584 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee
Jie Chen performs timeless music by Franz Schubert and Chinese traditional music transcribed for the piano, setting the stage for a music festival and concerto competition for young pianists, ages 10-16, participating in the Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition.
An internationally acclaimed artist, Jie Chen is known for her performances of great western classics, and for her transcriptions of Chinese classics and recordings on the Naxos label. Her program will include Franz Schubert’s Sonata in G major, D. 894 and her own piano transcriptions of “Music at Sunset,” “Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake,” and “Butterfly Lover.”
Named “Ambassador for Arts and Education” by the Shanghai International Arts Festival, Ms. Chen is winner of eleven prestigious international competition prizes. Other awards include “Top 30 Under 30” in the classical music world by KDFC Radio Los Angeles, CCTV “Top Ten Pianists in China,” and “Culture Leader” by the Shanghai Government.
In 2003, Ms. Chen distinguished herself in Milwaukee in the PianoArts national competition (first place prize) with her superior musicianship and talent for bringing peoples together through music. As a result of winning this competition, Ms. Chen performed in Milwaukee frequently, toured southeastern Wisconsin, performed with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, and gave master classes to Wisconsin youth. Read Ms. Chen’s full biography.
Concert goers to Classics from the East & West are invited to attend Concert Conversations at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion about the program. Also included is a tea reception and a demonstration of traditional Chinese instruments. More information will be posted on June 1.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Click Buy Ticket to purchase tickets. You do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal to purchase the tickets. Seating is limited. Please order at once.
Adult Ticket: $25
Student Ticket $15
Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition
A collaboration with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the JoAnne Krause Education Endowment Fund, this concerto competition for ages 10-16, June 17-19, is free to the public. For information about the competitors and schedule, click here.
Organization of Chinese Americans-Wisconsin