Nuevo Tango

Held March 26, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre, Greensburg
Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director, and Conductor

Enjoy a vibrant musical evening when the WSO takes you into the ring for The Bullfighter’s Prayer, whisks you away for a tour of The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with stunning soloist Chee-Yun and inspires you with the “Spanish Mozart” Arriaga’s Symphony in D Major.  

*Updated 3/23/2022: Masks are optional but recommended inside the theatre.

Arriaga: Symphony in D Major
-Brief Intermission-
Turina: The Bullfighter’s Prayer
Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Chee-Yun, violin

Press: Chee-Yun Reunites with WSO for Nuevo Tango Tribune-Review March 22, 2022

Make sure to come early to Nuevo Tango so you can hear the IUP Steel Band perform prior to the concert! Under the direction of Dr. Ronald Horner, the group will play songs from “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” by Stevie Wonder to “Under the Sea,” and many others! 

Program Notes


Meet Guest Artist Chee-Yun

Violinist Chee-Yun’s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.

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, a concert with the Seoul Philharmonic conducted by Myung-Whun Chung that was broadcast on national television, and a benefit for UNESCO with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Avery Fisher Hall.

Chee-Yun has performed frequently on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and on WQXR and WNYC radio in New York City. She has been featured on KTV, a children’s program on the cable network CNBC, A Prairie Home Companion, Public Radio International, and numerous syndicated and local radio programs across the world. She has appeared on PBS as a special guest on Victor Borge’s Then and Now 3, in a live broadcast at Atlanta’s Spivey Hall concurrent with the Olympic Games, and on ESPN performing the theme for the X Games. In 2009, she also appeared in an episode of HBO’s hit series Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 1989, she won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and a year later she became the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

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. Read her full biography here

Chee -Yun appears courtesy of Opus 3 Artists

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