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Chen Yi is Featured Guest Composer at Kennesaw State's 2014 Festival of New Music, with World Premiere

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UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that Conservatory faculty Chen Yi is the featured composer at Kennesaw State's Festival of New Music, Feb. 17-21, 2014.  Three nights of concerts at KSU’s Bailey Performance Center highlight the talents of composers and musicians creating new music, with a special focus on women artists.

Chen Yi’s compositions are featured Wednesday, Feb. 19, with KSU’s Symphony Orchestra performing a duo of her pieces, including Symphony No. 3 and the world premiere of Chinese Rap for Violin and Orchestra, commissioned as a celebration of KSU faculty violinist, Helen Kim. The Men’s Ensemble and Chamber Singers perform a selection of new works, including several of Chen Yi’s Chinese folk songs. KSU’s Wind Ensemble closes the evening with selections including Chen Yi's Tu and the Georgia premiere of a marimba concerto by Christopher Theofanidis featuring KSU Director of Percussion Studies, John Lawless.

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu