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Mei-Ann Chen / Ian Parker / Britt Orchestra

Saturday, August 3, 2013 • 8 p.m.

UPDATE ON PERFORMANCE LOCATION - This concert has been moved back to the Britt hill in Jacksonville.

Mei-Ann Chen

Music Director finalist Mei-Ann Chen will conduct tonight's performance. In addition, Chen will also conduct our Friday, August 2 performance.

BERNSTEIN Three Dance Episodes from
On the Town 
GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm Variations
LUTOSLAWSKI Variations on a Theme of Paganini
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7


Ian Parker, piano

Ian Parker

Magnetic, easy-going and delightfully articulate, Canadian pianist Ian Parker captivates audiences wherever he goes. He has appeared with the philharmonic orchestras of Buffalo, Calgary and Louisiana, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom and the symphonies of Cicinnati, Edmonton, Honolulu, Kitchener-Waterloo, Long Beach, National/Washington, D.C., Quebec, Regina, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Virginia and Winnipeg, among others.

Born in Vancouver to a family of pianists, Ian Parker began his piano studies at age three with his father, Edward Parker. He holds both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. While at Juilliard, the Canada Council for the Arts awarded him the Sylva Gelber Career Grant, which is given annually to the "most talented Canadian artist."

Along with the Britt Orchestra, Parker will perform Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Lutoslawski.

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Pre-Concert Performance

Firebird Wind Trio will be performing on the Pre-Concert Lecture Deck from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., prior to the pre-concert lecture.




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