Lee University Chamber Strings Presents A Carnival Of Rare Talent March 21

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - by Mary Beth Callahan, Lee University
Lee University Chamber Strings
Lee University Chamber Strings

The Lee University Chamber Strings will present its annual spring concert on Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center on Lee’s campus. 

The concert will feature non-stop entertainment and present familiar musical pieces. The performance will highlight genres such as broadway, opera, country, and American favorites. 

Soloists for the evening will include Mia Campbell, who will perform a flute solo of “Oblivion” by Astor Piazzolla; Kristiana McCombs, who will perform “Cello Concerto” by Joseph Haydn; and Tianyi Ma, performing a piano solo of “Somewhere in Time,” the movie soundtrack written by John Barry.

The concert will also feature the rare talent of Hanchi Shi, an 11-year-old violinist from Wuhan, China, who will showcase, “Winter” by Vivaldi. 

"Guests are in for an evening of wonderful music,” said Xiaoqing Yu, director of Chamber Strings and associate professor of music at Lee. “Hanchi Shi, this sensational little girl from China, will bring much inspiration to all who attend.”

Chamber Strings is an ensemble composed of the institution’s finest violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists providing innovative programming for venues on and off campus.

The concert is free of charge and open to the public. All are invited to a reception immediately following the concert. 

For more information please contact the Lee University School of Music at 614-8240.

Hanchi Shi
Hanchi Shi

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