Wednesday, April 18, 2018

An Evening of Extraordinary Chamber Music

The Samuel M. Ciccati Theatre at Cuyamaca College will be imbued with the music of Tchaikovsky, Joaquin Turina and Juliusz Zarebski when pianist extraordinaire Jessie Chang and the internationally acclaimed Formosa Quartet perform in the penultimate concert of the inaugural East County Harmonics Organization (ECHO) Chamber Music Series on Sunday, April 22, at 6 p.m.

The ECHO Chamber Music Series has been bringing world-class musicians to Cuyamaca College for the community to enjoy. This is the fourth of five ECHO concerts scheduled during the spring.

Jessie Chang has collaborated with major orchestras such as the San Diego Symphony, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the China Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, among others. She also appeared at the Blossom Festival with The Cleveland Orchestra playing Mozart’s double concerto with her duo-partner and husband, Jahja Ling, the former music director and conductor at the San Diego Symphony. In addition, Chang has been featured at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium and at 92Y in New York.

Winners of both the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the London International String Quartet Competition, the Formosa Quartet has been described as among the best string quartets of its generation and has given critically acclaimed performances at the Ravinia Festival, the Library of Congress, the Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, among other venues. It has recorded on the EMI, New World Records, and Delos labels. Members include cellist Deborah Pae and violinists Jasmine Lin, Wayne Lee and Che-Yuen Chen.

Admission is $5 for students, $10 for staff and for those who make advance reservations, and $15 for general admission seats. Tickets can be reserved online.

The ECHO Chamber Music Series is underwritten by Sam Ersan, a vice chair at the San Diego Symphony’s Board of Directors who established the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund at UC San Diego and whose philanthropy includes founding two chamber music groups, the Camera Lucida piano quartet and the Myriad Trio.

Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in Rancho San Diego, 92019. For further information, call (619) 660-4288.