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BFO: Anniversary Spectacular with Sebastian Chang, piano
June 17, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
TICKETS: Premium Reserved $49 | General Reserved $29 | Lawn $20 | Children & Students (with valid student ID) $10
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
ALCOHOL: Patrons will be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance
Program: Anniversary Spectacular
Featuring a World Premiere Special Commission.
Timo Andres: Everything Happens So Much
Sebastian Chang: The Empress Piano Concerto
Special Commission: Dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the BFO
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
Guest Artist: Sebastian Chang, composer-piano
Sebastian’s first major performance as a piano soloist was of his composition Concertino for Piano and Orchestra with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 9. Sebastian obtained his B.M. in Composition from the Curtis Institute of Music & his M.M. in Composition from the University of Southern California. From ’16-’18, he was the Resident Composer of the Louisville Orchestra.
His works have been performed by Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony, the Louisville Chamber Choir, the NouLou Chamber Players, the Louisville Ballet, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Britt Festival Orchestra.
He is the youngest three-time BMI Student Composer Awards winner in the history of the competition (’02, ’05, & ’07). He won five ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards (’01, ’02, ’04, ’05, & ’06). He was awarded a $50K scholarship as a Davidson Fellow Laureate by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development in ’02. Read More
His Symphony, premiered by the Louisville Orchestra in January ‘15, is subject of Episode 9: “First Symphony” of the Music Makes a City Now PBS documentary cycle. Between Heaven and Earth, in collaboration with Kurdish Baghdad-native visual artist Vian Sora, was premiered by the Louisville Orchestra & Louisville Chamber Choir in February ‘18. Cryptogenic Infrastructure Fantasy, for violin, clarinet, piano, and timpani, received its second performance by Roman Rabinovich & Diana, Alexander, & Franklin Cohen, in Calgary, Canada in December ’18.
He is an instructor in the piano conservatory department at the Orange County School of the Arts. He currently fulfills the position of the Louisville Orchestra’s first call auxiliary pianist. Sebastian gigs regularly around Southern California as a keyboardist and is a fluent improviser in various popular styles. His publishing company is Sebastian Press, registered under the American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers (ASCAP). He lives in Orange County, California.
Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM on the Sam & Hannelore Enfield Stage in the Performance Garden