Chan to perform with Enid Symphony Orchestra

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Chan to perform with Enid Symphony Orchestra

October 16, 2012

 Dr. Sarah Chan
Dr. Sarah Chan

Pianist Dr. Sarah Chan, assistant professor of music at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will perform with the Enid Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.

Under the direction of Maestro Douglas Newell, the performance will be held in the Enid Symphony Hall, located at 301 West Broadway in Enid. The collaboration between Maestro Newell, the Enid Symphony Orchestra and Chan will be a performance of a number by Mozart – the Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488 – and Overture to Der Freischutz by Weber.

“It will be much fun to do this performance, and it is always exciting to play as a soloist with an orchestra in the performance of a concerto,” Chan said.

Chan has played with several orchestras throughout her career – the last one being this past May as soloist with the New York Concert Artist Symphony in the Evenings of Piano Concerti IV series in New York City.

“The opportunity of this present engagement with the Enid Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Doug Newell is certainly a joy,” Chan said.

“Not only will this be my first appearance with the ESO as soloist, it will be a time of rich musical collaboration with artists who play in this wonderful orchestra that has long been an artistic staple in this region.”

Chan is excited to work with Newell. She believes he is a wonderful musician and an individual whose artistic objectives in performance are always founded in musical aliveness and communication.

Outside of the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 288, the Enid Symphony Orchestra has changed the symphonic program from Weber's "Der Freischutz" to Beethoven's Turkish March and a composition based on Russian folk songs and dances by Anatol Liadov. The latter is in honor of a Russian delegation that will be present at the concert to represent Enid's sister city program.

Regularly-priced tickets are $20, the purchase of which also includes free admission for two children (ages 6-12). There also are student tickets for older students.

For more information, contact the ESO at (580) 237-9646 or visit