Sean Chen, Piano
Korngold: Theme and Variations
Waxman: Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra from The Paradine Case
Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto
Boyer: Ellis Island: The Dream of America (acting/narration)
In the early 20th century, musicians and composers who fled to escape oppression in Europe made their way to Hollywood. This concert highlights early pioneers of the Hollywood’s Golden Age and features a new composition about the immigration story of Ellis Island. Featured Soloist Sean Chen, winner of the 2013 American Pianists Awards, performs both the rhapsody and the concerto.