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Migratory Journeys

March 4, 2012 Comments off

Migratory Journeys World Premiere Concert
Featuring Civitas Ensemble with guests Yang Wei, YuQi Deng and others
Friday, March 16, 2012, 6:30 PM
Tickets $20 for non-members, $10 for members.
Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Yao Chen’s Yearning will receive its World Premiere at the Chicago’s Chinese Fine Arts Society  Migratory Journeys Concert which features the winning works from CFAS’s Third International Music Composition Competition.  Composers were invited to participate by creating original music inspired by the wandering, resettling, and emigration of Chinese diaspora population through the world.  Written for Double Bass and Zheng, Yearning will be performed by Chicago Symphony Orchestra bassist Daniel Armstrong and pipa-virtuoso Yang Wei of the Silk Road Ensemble.

Yao Chen’s work was selected by a panel of esteemed judges.  The concerts are curated by CFAS Guest Music Director Yuan Qing Yu, assistant concertmaster to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  The program will include:

• Sojourner’s Song by Daniel Lo, World Premiere*
• A set of 3 piano solo pieces by Vivian Fung
• Limpid Eyes Image by Hao Liu, World Premiere*
Yearning by Chen Yao, World Premiere*
• Moon Lullaby by Tonia Ko, World Premiere*
• Tibetan Tunes by Chen Yi

* – denotes winners of Third International Music Composition Competition

Musicians include: Yuan-Qing Yu (Violin, Viola); Kozue Funakoshi (Violin); Ken Olsen (Cello); Daniel Armstrong (Double Bass); Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano); Scott Hostetler (Oboe); Eugenia Moliner (Flute); Cynthia Yeh (Percussion); Eric Millstein (Percussion); YuQi Deng (Zheng); Hong-Da Chin (DiZi); Wei Yang (Pipa) and Emanuele Andrizzi (Conductor)


Yao’ Yearning will performed again at the  Migratory Journeys Sunday Salon Concert: An All Chinese Music Concert dedicated to the memory of Barbara Tiao
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:00 PM, Free admission
Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington, Chicago