We’ve been celebrating Chen Yi as our Composer Of The Month! Elizabeth de Brito commented on the lack of events celebrating Chen Yi’s 70th birthday. This is true – but there are many events featuring Chen Yi and her music – just none that name and celebrate the auspicious occasion of her turning 70. But here are some of the upcoming concerts and other events:
(1) Chen Yi has a three-day residency at Fredonia State University New York, Feb. 2-4, 2023 (sponsored by The Sorel Charitable Organization, Inc.) All events will be Livestreamed at : fredonia.edu/music/live
- Sorel Artist Roundtable Panel: Women in Music – Thursday, Feb. 2, 8pm to 10pm (eastern time) – Discussion includes Chen Yi and two female conductors.
- Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Music of CHEN YI Friday, Feb. 3, 7:30pm to 9:30pm Performances of Dr. Chen Yi’s music performed by Fredonia music faculty and students.
- Chamber Music Concert of Chen Yi – Saturday, Feb. 4, 8pm to 10pm More details about Chen Yi’s residency here
(3) The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Recital Hall, Smith Memorial Hall Wenren: An Evening with the Music of Chen Yi March 24, 2023, Fri., 7:30 PM Performances by the Chamber Singers, instrumental soloists and chamber groups. The musicians will be joined by multimedia collaborators in visual arts and Dance.
(4) Cleveland Institute of Music New Music Ensemble April 16, Sunday. 4:00 pm Concert will be Livestream! Includes three works by guest composer Chen Yi: Dark Mountains (2021); Qi (1997) and Tibetan Tunes (2007)
(5) June 1 and 3, the New Jersey Symphony will feature the premiere of a new, commissioned work by Chen Yi! Xian Zhang, conductor
(6) Seattle Symphony will include a work by Chen Yi in its Family concert, Dances Around The World, Sat., June 10, 2023 @ 11:00am – 12:00pm (PDT). Conductor Sunny Xia
As we celebrate Chen Yi, be sure to let us know of upcoming concerts that we’ve missed — we can do an update in a few weeks! [email protected]