Migratory Journeys World Premiere Concerts

Migratory Journeys World Premiere Concert
Featuring Civitas Ensemble with guests Yang Wei, YuQi Deng and others
Friday, March 16, 2012, 6:30 PM
Tickets $20 for non-members, $10 for members. Gala dinner to follow at the University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago. Gala tickets start at $125. Honorary Event Chairman: Henry Fogel
Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
www.artic.edu (concert)
www.chinesefinearts.org/mj (Gala)


Violinist Yuan-Qing Yu

Chicago’s Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS), in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the Echo Effect Season, is pleased to announce their March 16 Migratory Journeys World Premiere Concert which will feature the winning works from CFAS’s Third International Music Composition Competition where composers were invited to participate by creating original music inspired by the wandering, resettling, and emigration of Chinese diaspora population through the world. Works will be performed live by Civitas Ensemble with guests Yang Wei, YuQi Deng and others.

Winning compositions were selected by a panel of esteemed judges comprised of composers Chen Yi and Huang Ruo as well as Fulcrum Point New Music Project Director Stephen Burns. The concerts, curated by CFAS Guest Music Director Yuan Qing Yu, assistant concertmaster to the CSO, will be performed by acclaimed Chicago professional musicians at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Fullerton Hall on March 16, 2012, and repeated later this season at other high profile venues including the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall.



Drawing upon the submission of original work by emerging as well as seasoned composers, the CFAS International Music Composition Competition seeks inspires creativity and innovation in the global music community.

The Program (*winners indicated with asterisk) is as follows:
• Sojourner’s Song by Daniel Lo, World Premiere*
• A set of 3 piano solo pieces by Vivian Fung
• Limpid Eyes Image by Hao Liu, World Premiere*
• Yearning by Chen Yao, World Premiere*
• Moon Lullaby by Tonia Ko, World Premiere*
• Tibetan Tunes by Chen Yi

(Works above by Chen Yi and Vivan Fung are not part of the composition competition)

Musicians include: Yuan-Qing Yu (Violin, Viola); Kozue Funakoshi (Violin); Ken Olsen (Cello); Daniel Armstrong (Double Bass); Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano); Scott Hostetler (Oboe); Eugenia Moliner (Flute); Cynthia Yeh (Percussion); Eric Millstein (Percussion); YuQi Deng (Zheng); Hong-Da Chin (DiZi); and Wei Yang (Pipa)

The conductor will be Emanuele Andrizzi.

ALSO: Mark your calendars for:

Migratory Journeys Sunday Salon Concert: An All Chinese Music Concert dedicated to the memory of Barbara Tiao
(Slightly different program to be announced in a later press release)
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:00 PM, Free admission
Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington, Chicago

About the Chinese Fine Arts Society: For 27 years, this professional, small, fully- independent arts organization has brought together people from diverse backgrounds over a common goal: to celebrate the beauty and majesty of traditional and contemporary Chinese music and art. CFAS is dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Chinese culture, enhancing cultural exchange and pursuing excellence in Chinese music, dance and visual arts.

Funding for these concerts are provided, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, City Arts Grants, and SMART Growth and the Arts Work Fund initiatives of the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates.

For further information about the Chinese Fine Arts Society or the Migratory Journeys Concerts, contact 312-369-3197 or [email protected]. Visit ChineseFineArts.org.