Organist Chelsea Chen
Madison Symphony Orchestra
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Overture Hall: $20
Ages 6 and up
Chelsea Chen is a highly accomplished organist and composer; her work, albeit classical, is expanded upon with inflections of her own compositions, based on Asian folksongs. Chen’s Overture Hall debut features her original Taiwanese Suite, plus works by Grieg, Holst’s The Planets, and more. Experience the nuances of her lively and personalized style brought to life on the Mighty Klais organ.
About Chelsea Chen
Organist and composer Chelsea Chen (b. 1983) is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times). The recipient of the 2009 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award and winner of the 2005 Augustana/Reuter National Organ Competition, Ms. Chen is a graduate of Juilliard, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She was also a full scholarship recipient at Yale University, where she earned an Artist Diploma.
- OLA GJEILO | Sinfonietta
- GRIEG | First Peer Gynt Suite, Op. 46
- CHEN | Taiwanese Suite
- SAINT-SAËNS | Finale from Organ Symphony No. 3
- AD WAMMES | Miroir
- HOLST | Selections from The Planets