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Renowned Violinist and Pianist to Perform at Susquehanna

Published on April 9, 2014

Violinist Sarah Chang and pianist Julio Elizalde will present the 2014 Stella Freeman Weis Concert at Susquehanna University on April 24. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater and is presented by the Stella Freeman Weis Cultural Endowment, which annually sponsors performances at Susquehanna by critically acclaimed artists. The fund was established in 1976 by Robert and Patricia Weis of Sunbury in memory of hSarah Chang to perform as part of the 2014 Stella Freeman Weis Concert Seriesis mother.

Chang made her New York Philharmonic debut when she was only 8 years old. During an international career spanning more than two decades, she has performed with renowned orchestras, conductors and accompanists, and released 20 recordings with the label EMI Classics. Chang has received numerous honors for her work, including being named an Artistic Ambassador by the U.S. Embassy in 2011, and becoming the youngest person to receive Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame Award.

Elizalde has been praised for “compelling artistry and power” by the Seattle Times. He has collaborated with leading musicians such as Julio Elizalde to perform as part of the 2014 Stella Freeman Weis Concert Series at Susquehanna UniversityChang and violinist Ray Chen, and is a member of the New Trio with Andrew Wan and Patrick Jee. The New Trio has won the Fischoff and Coleman National Chamber Music Competitions and the Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur W. Foote Prize. He is co–artistic director of the Olympic Music Festival and a faculty member of the Manchester Music Festival. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School.

The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for seating. Tickets, which will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, are available at the university box office located in the lobby of the Degenstein Center Theater. Tickets can be obtained in person or by calling 570-372-ARTS (2787) from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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