Sa Chen: Award-Winning Pianist Plays Beethoven, Mussorgsky at El Camino College
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Hold on to your cocktails as Harold Zidler and his Diamond Dogs take you on a thrilling ride into the cinematic and musical mind of famed director Baz Luhrmann. This 360-degree theatrical concert experience showcases music from Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby. The performance -- which is part of the celebrated series that has also brought the soundtracks of the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino and John Hughes to the stage -- features a rotating cast of special guests from stage, screen and music performing an epic soundtrack that includes "Lady Marmalade," "Kissing You," "Love Is in the Air," "Crazy in Love" and other beloved songs featured in Luhrmann's films. Step behind the red curtain to find out what awaits in one of L.A.'s most popular shows, newly reimagined and better than ever. Learn More
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Beethoven: Sonata No. 14 in c-sharp minor Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”
Debussy: “Clair de lune” from _Suite bergamasque _
Rachmaninoff: Prelude Op. 32, No. 12 in G sharp minor
Tchaikovsky: Nocturne Op. 10, No. 1 in F major
Mussorgsky: _Pictures at an Exhibition _
Awarded the third prize, Sa Chen became the first recipient of the Crystal Award at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Born into a musical family in Chongqing, China, Sa Chen is considered, along with Lang Lang and Yundi Li, as one of today’s most important Chinese pianists. Her debut disc Chopin Impressions was released in 2003 on the JVC label. Her prize-winning performances of Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit and Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody at the 2005 Cliburn Competition are among the works included on a Harmonia Mundi disk. Ms. Chen will appear in the November 2008 issue of Gramophone.