Chicago Sinfonietta's West Meets East: Classical Music from China and Europe
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A two-time Grammy nominee, Tommy Emmanuel -- voted Best Acoustic Guitarist in Guitar Player magazine's 2008 and 2010 Reader's Choice Awards -- comes to the Lund Auditorium for an exciting evening of guitar virtuosity. One of Australia's most revered musicians, Emmanuel uses an uncommon 10-fingered style, known as Travis picking, first popularized by the legendary Chet Atkins -- who counted himself among Emmanuel's greatest fans and even named him a Certified Guitar Player. One of only a handful ever to receive that honor, Emmanuel has played alongside greats like Eric Clapton and Les Paul during a professional career that spans nearly five decades. Learn More
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Betti Xiang, erhu
Jeremy Jordan, piano
Paul Freeman, Conductor
Mei-Ann Chen, Guest Conductor
The romance of Europe joins with Chinese melodies as Chicago Sinfonietta presents West Meets East. Maestro Paul Freeman and guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen lead the orchestra and special guest soloists Jeremy Jordan, piano, and Betti Xiang, erhu (a Chinese stringed instrument similar to a violin). Works from Ravel and Rachmaninoff join with compositions by An-Lun Huang and He Zhanhao / Chen Gang in this landmark concert.
An-lun Huang, Saibei Dance
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 1
He Zhanhao / Chen Gang, The Butterfly Lovers Concerto
Maurice Ravel, Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose): Suite