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Conductor Mei-Ann Chen in two online events this weekend

February 19, 2021
February 20, 2021
Podium Time online extravaganza
to benefit Chicago Sinfonietta's
Project Inclusion Freeman Conducting Fellowship
February 21, 2021
online video premiere and chat
Conductor Mei-Ann Chen can be seen / heard in two online events this weekend - one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The first, Podium Time with hosts Jeremy D. Cuebas and Luke Lyons, celebrates the podcast's 100th episode with an all-out extravaganza featuring conversations with Thomas Dickey, Kevin Noe, Carolyn Watson, Tito Munoz, and Brett Mitchell, culminating in an interview with Maestra Chen. The "PT Episode 100 Extravaganza" will benefit Chicago Sinfonietta's Project Inclusion Freeman Conducting Fellowship.
February 20, 2021
Podium Time – Live stream Extravaganza
Beginning at 1:00 PM EST through 4:30 PM EST
Hear Mei-Ann’s interview at 3:45 PM EST
Visit to sign up
The second event takes place on Sunday, and presents Mei-Ann Chen, First Principal Guest Conductor with the recreation-GROSSES ORCHESTER GRAZ in an online video premiere of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition . Filmed under producer Roland Renner, viewers will be able to chat live with the Maestra during the YouTube premiere using the chat function on the first page.
February 21, 2021
AIR TIME: Taipei: 11:00 PM / Graz: 1600 Uhr (4:00 PM Austria)
Chicago: 9:00 AM / New York 10:00 AM
From the House of Styriarte
Online video premiere MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
and live chat with Mei-Ann Chen
Innovation, imagination, passion and dynamism are the hallmarks of Taiwanese-American conductor Mei-Ann Chen. Music Director of the MacArthur Award-winning Chicago Sinfonietta since 2011, Ms. Chen is Austria's Recreation Grosses Orchester Graz first-ever Principal Guest Conductor, the first-ever Artistic Partner of Houston’s River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO), and Artistic Director & Conductor for the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival. A sought-after guest conductor acclaimed for infusing orchestras with energy, enthusiasm, high-level music-making, and galvanizing audiences and communities alike, Ms. Chen’s reputation as a compelling communicator has resulted in growing popularity with orchestras worldwide. She has appeared with distinguished orchestras throughout the Americas, Europe, and Scandinavia. Honors and awards include being named one of Musical America’s 2015 Top 30 Influencers, the 2012 Helen M. Thompson Award from the League of American Orchestras, the 2007 Taki Concordia Fellowship founded by Marin Alsop; 2005 First Prize Winner of the Malko Competition (first woman to win in the history of the competition), and ASCAP awards for innovative programming.
Learn more about Chicago Sinfonietta here, and Project Inclusion here.
Learn more about recreation-GROSSES ORCHESTER GRAZ here.
Press Contact:
Laura Grant, Grant Communications




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