Sunday, February 22, 2015

Concert Preview - Concord Chamber Orchestra

The Concord Chamber Orchestra will continue their season of concerts based on food with their offering of Comfort Food on Saturday March 21 at 8PM in St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa.

Like comfort food, the CCO will present familiar music.  On the program is Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky featuring cellist Jichen Li, first runner up in the Walter A. and Dorothy J. Oestreich Concerto Competition.  He was also a semifinalist in the Fifth Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music in 2005 and a semifinalist in the fourth Tchaikovsky International Youth Music Contest in 2012. Jichen studied cello at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music and the China Conservatory of Music before continuing his education in the United States. He is currently working toward a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee, under the tutelage of Stefan Kartman. Jichen has served as the principal cellist in various orchestras including those of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory of Music, and is currently the principal cellist of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing in the cello section of the University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, he also was the featured soloist in the 2015 UWM Concerto Competition.

Also on the program is the Suite in D Major of Jeremiah Clark and everyone's favorite: Symphony #9 From The New World by Antonin Dvorak.

For more information or to purchase advance tickets, please check the CCO web site.  I hope to see you there.

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