The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Heart Strings on February 16, 2019 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The concert Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, followed by Chee-Yun performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The evening concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.
Chee-Yun plays a violin made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1669. It is rumored to have been buried with a previous owner for 200 years and has been profiled by the Washington Post.
Violinist Chee-Yun flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. A winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chee-Yun has performed with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors. Orchestral highlights include her tours of the United States with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas and Japan with the NHK Symphony. Chee-Yun has also received exceptional acclaim as a recording artist since the release of her debut album of virtuoso encore pieces in 1993.
Chee-Yun has performed frequently on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and on “A Prairie Home Companion,” Public Radio International, and numerous syndicated and local radio programs across the world. In 2009, she also appeared in an episode of HBO’s hit series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Chee-Yun’s first public performance at age eight took place in her native Seoul after she won the Grand Prize of the Korean Times Competition. At 13, she came to the United States and was invited to perform with the New York Philharmonic.
Ticket prices for the concert range from $15 – $60 and may be purchased at the door or can be reserved by calling the WSO Office at 724-837-1850 or westmorelandsymphony.org