Join us on May 12, 2018, at 7:30 pm in Griffin Concert Hall at University Center for the Arts for our final performance of the 2017-2018 season!
Rhapsody in Blue with special guest Lei Weng, piano – George Gershwin, scored for band by Ferde Grofe
Steinway Artist Dr. Lei Weng enjoys a successful international career as an accomplished pianist, a dedicated teacher, and a sought-after adjudicator and clinician. Hailed as “a colorist of exemplary control” by the New York Concert Review for his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, he has performed at many prestigious venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Steinway Hall in New York. A dedicated educator, Dr. Weng is the Keyboard Area Head at the University of Northern Colorado, where he was the recipient of the “2015 College of Performing and Visual Arts Scholar of the Year”. He has been frequently invited as guest professor by major conservatories in Asia, such as China Central Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatory, Singapore National University, and Taiwan National Normal University. Dr. Weng holds degrees of BM from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, MM and DMA from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers have included Frank Weinstock, William Black, Zhou Guangren, Guo Zhihong, Xie Yuan and Claude Frank. Learn more about Dr. Weng here.
Tulsa, A Symphonic Portrait in Oil – Don Gillis, transcribed by Maurice Ford
Country Gardens – Percy Grainger/Sousa
Overture in 5 Flat – Julie Giroux