Violinist Fangye Sun – Jackson

October 11, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

Violinist Fangye Sun performs at the Jackson Symphony
Oct 11 7 pm

Composers Mozart, Strauss, Sheng and Kreisler will all be a part of Dr. Fangye Sun’s 7 p.m. recital at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts Center, on Friday, October 11. Highlighting the program is Strauss’ Violin Sonata. Written just a year before his famous tone poem Don Juan, Strauss’ Violin Sonata foreshadows the heroic and brilliant style of his great tone poems. Also on the program are two virtuosic solo pieces by the Austrian-born violin virtuoso and composer Fritz Kreisler and the Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng. Using Chinese folk tunes, Sheng’s piece for solo violin The Stream Flows blends Eastern and Western musical traditions in a refreshing way.

A Michigan State University graduate and former JSO Community Music School instructor, Sun is currently teaching as violin faculty at Central Michigan University. She has a multi-faceted career, from concert halls to teaching studios in both China and the United States. She has appeared as a soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra, Michigan State University Symphony, Mason Symphony, Xi’an Conservatory of Music Symphony and Jiao Tong University Symphony performing in Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, the United States and throughout China.

Joining Dr. Sun are Daniel Tressel, cellist, and Casey Robards, piano.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Light refreshments will be served during the “meet and greet” following the performance.

For more information, please call the Jackson Symphony 517-782-3221 ext. 118.

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