The Lexington Philharmonic continues its Monumental 2015-2016 Season, with Mozart & More on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Rising pianist and recent Van Cliburn Competition finalist Fei-Fei Dong, will be a featured soloist, along with two of LexPhil’s own, Stephen Campbell, principal trumpet, and Pei-San Chiu, principal flute. Together, these three emerging artists and LexPhil will bring to life a diverse and powerful selection of works by some of the most iconic classical composers.
“Beyond Mozart's expressive Symphony No. 40, one of his greatest, Mozart & More is an opportunity to highlight some of our fantastic LexPhil musicians and is a testament to LexPhil’s growing artistic reputation as a place for emerging talent to be fostered,” says Music Director & Conductor, Scott Terrell. “Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture opens the evening, followed by Shostakovich’s playfully sublime Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Fei-Fei Dong, piano, and LexPhil principal trumpet Stephen Campbell. LexPhil principal flute Pei-San Chiu leads the orchestra through John Corigliano’s sparkling Voyage. Both Campbell and Chiu joined the LexPhil roster in 2013. The night closes with Mozart’s magnificent Symphony No. 40.
Pianist Fei-Fei Dong continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “passion, piquancy and tenderness.” She is a first-prize winner of the Schumann International Piano competition for Young Musicians, the Asia-Pacific International Chopin Piano Competition, and the Steinway and Sons International Youth Piano Competition and has debuted with orchestras in New York, Paris, Hong Kong, and Aspen, Colorado. She was also a top six finalist in the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition. Deeply committed to sharing her joy for music and connecting with communities, Fei-Fei also engages students and audiences through school and outreach concerts and master classes.
Stephen Campbell is the principal trumpet for the Lexington Philharmonic and the Lima Symphony Orchestra. In addition to these duties, he also participates in chamber music with various ensembles. Stephen has a modest studio of private students, several of whom have experienced success in State competitions, solo contests and have sat alongside him in professional orchestras. After finishing undergraduate and graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen moved to Cincinnati to do post graduate work at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of music.
Flutist Pei-San Chiu, LexPhil principal flute and soloist on John Corigliano’s Voyage, hails from Taiwan. She made her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2012 as the first-prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition. In 2012 and 2014, she was invited to the Music Masters Course in Yokohama, Japan, where she served as the principal flutist. In 2012, Chiu was a semifinalist at Fischoff Chamber Music and was a featured performer in the Asia Flute Congress in Taipei. Chiu studied with Jinny Liu, Liming Chen and Thomas Robertello, and she is currently a doctoral candidate of Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Valet parking is available for $10 per car at the Rose Street entrance to the Singletary Center. Capacity for valet parking has been increased. Free parking is available in most E Parking Lots on the UK campus, as well as Parking Structure 5 located at 409 S. Limestone, with entrances on S. Limestone and S. Upper Street.
Tickets to Mozart & More range from $25-75 with $11 student tickets as available. Mozart & More is presented in honor of Joseph Beach, former Lexington Philharmonic musician and life-long music teacher.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the concert, please contact the Lexington Philharmonic Box Office at (859) 233-4226, or visit the website at www.lexphil.org.
The Lexington Philharmonic, founded in 1961, is the only professional orchestral organization in central Kentucky. Last year, LexPhil presented over 200 concerts and educational programs, including its Season Series, Holiday Concerts, Peanut Butter & Jelly Series for young children, Music Builds STEAM education programs, community programs and outdoor summer concerts. More information and tickets can be found at www.lexphil.org.
Scott Terrell just completed his sixth season as LexPhil's Music Director and Conductor. Since joining LexPhil in April 2009, he has led the orchestra in a significant transformation to align with the organizational values of artistic excellence, collaboration, innovation and accessibility. Scott is passionate about engaging the broadest possible community in music as listeners, musicians, composers and advocates. His programming has expanded the orchestra’s repertoire and enhanced the national reputation of the organization through new music, multi-media and interdisciplinary projects. Through LexPhil collaborations with high schools, colleges and youth performing arts groups, Scott dedicates a tremendous amount of time and energy to educating emerging musical artists.