Jiebing Chen has been hailed as one of the world’s foremost erhu virtuosi. She is known for her mastery of the classical Chinese repertory for the erhu and for her award-winning contemporary innovations using this versatile two-stringed instrument. Ms. Chen has pioneered the use of the erhu in the symphonic concert hall, performing as a featured soloist with world-class symphonies. In addition to performing for our campus community, Ms. Chen will talk about her life growing up in the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s. Pianist Hsin Wei Lin will accompany Ms Chen. This program is made possible by donations from Lois Golde, Sharon Resch, UWGB Student Life and the Czech/Slovak Voice Competition.
The 6:30 Concert Series is an innovative performance series designed to connect the campus and local communities with music in a deeper way. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers, and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse musical styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. The primary focus of the 2016/2017 series is the adventurous musicianship of the UWGB Music Department faculty. All performances begin early (6:30 PM), last between 60 and 90 minutes, and are free and open to the public.