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Columbia University's Miller Theatre Presents Composer Portrait of Chen Yi

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On December 2, 2017, New York's Columbia University's Miller Theatre presented Composer Portraits:  Chen Yi. 

Chen Yi is the UMKC Conservatory's Lorena Searcy Cravens/ Millsap/ Missouri Distinguished Professor of Composition. She received her DMA from Columbia University. The Curtis 20/21 Ensemble performed Chen Yi's chamber works.  

"Shaped by her experience coming of age during the Cultural Revolution, Chen Yi’s early influences included Chinese traditional music and Western classical music.  She is a master of contemporary technique and a strong advocate for music’s power to connect audiences of different cultural backgrounds. The spirited Curtis 20/21 Ensemble will take on Chen’s impressive chamber works, including the evocative Happy Rain on a Spring Night."

The evening's repertoire:
Shuo Chang (2013)
Three Bagatelles from China West (2006)
Happy Rain on a Spring Night (2004)
Qi (1997)
Sparkle (1992)
Near Distance (1988)

Congratulations, Chen Yi!

For more information, please contact:

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