Migratory Journeys Concert Series
Curated by and featuring live performances by Yuan-Qing Yu, Assistant Concertmaster to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and CFAS 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence, these concerts included winning works from the Migratory Journeys International Music Composition Competition. The concerts served as an introduction to the works of five exciting, up-and-coming new contemporary classical composers. Also featured in the concert were works by distinguished and award-winning composers Vivian Fung, Chen Yi, Huang Ruo, Zhou Long, and others.
Performers included Civitas Ensemble, an all-CSO chamber ensemble and Chinese musicians Yang Wei, pipa; YuQi Deng, guzheng; and Hong-Da Chin, dizi. Other featured musicians included Daniel Armstrong, bass; Kuang-Hao Huang, piano; Cynthia Yeh and Eric Millstein, percussion; Ken Olsen, cello; Scott Hostetler, oboe; and Kozue Funakoshi, violin.
Read reviews of the Migratory Journeys World Premiere Concert:
Migratory Journeys World Premiere Concert
Friday, March 16, 2012. 6:30 PM
Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago
Part of the Art Institute of Chicago’s “Echo Effect” series, this intimate concert featured world premieres of the four winning works from the Migratory Journeys International Music Competition. Also featured in the concert were works by distinguished and award-winning composers Vivian Fung and Chen Yi. For full program information, click here.
Melodies of Love and Loss: Chinese Music inspired by Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
Sunday, April 15, 2012, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Harold Washington Library Center: Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
In partnership with the Chicago Public Library, CFAS presented Melodies of Love and Loss, a concert inspired by the 2012 One Book, One Chicago selection, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl includes nine expertly written stories set in Modern China. In her stories, Li creates vivid characters whose experiences depict the full breadth of human emotion. For a full program list, click here
Migratory Journeys Sunday Salon Concert
An All Chinese Music Concert dedicated to the memory of Barbara Tiao
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:00 PM
Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall
CFAS is excited to return once again to Preston Bradley Hall for the 23rd Annual All Chinese Music Concert dedicated to the memory of CFAS founder, Barbara Tiao. For more information about this concert, click here.
The Migratory Journeys Concert Series was sponsored in part by: