Sa Chen: Award-Winning Pianist Plays Beethoven, Mussorgsky at El Camino College
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. 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.