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Pianist Susan Chan to Preview Carnegie Hall Recital at Lincoln Hall, August 30
Author: Angela D. Abel, Office of University Communications, 503-725-8794
Posted: August 8, 2007

Susan ChanSusan Chan, Portland State University music faculty member and piano area coordinator, will preview her upcoming Carnegie Hall piano recital with a performance for Portland audiences on Thursday, August 30, at 7 p.m. in PSU's Lincoln Performance Hall (1620 SW Park). Chan will play Weill Recital Hall in New York City's Carnegie Hall on Sunday, September 16, at 2 p.m.

The Weill Recital Hall concert and the Portland concert will include selections by Bach and Chopin, and by Doming Lam (New York and Portland Premieres), Chen Yi, Somei Satoh and Alexina Louie.

Ticket prices for the Portland concert are $20 for adults; $16 for PSU Alumni Association members; and $12 for seniors and non-PSU students. PSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free with PSU ID. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or by contacting the PSU Box Office in Smith Memorial Student Union at 503-725-3307 (1825 SW Broadway).

Chan’s Carnegie Hall concert will be followed by a reception hosted by the PSU Alumni Association for New York area alumni, donors and friends. Tickets for the recital are available through the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 212-247-7800. The concerts are made possible with the support of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the Department of Music and the PSU Alumni Association.

In November 2000, Susan Chan made her New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The New York Concert Review reported: “A gripping performance…she enveloped her audience with the simple eloquence and love with which she so lavishly interpreted this music.” She actively promotes music from Asia and that written by women composers in addition to traditional repertoire.

Susan Chan has been featured on Public Television and Radio in the U.S. as well as Radio Television Hong Kong. Various prizes she has been awarded in competitions include first prizes in the Hong Kong Young Musicians Award, the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale and the Mozart Piano Concerto Competition at Indiana University. She has performed in recitals and music festivals in the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including the Dartington International Summer School in the U.K.

School of Fine and Performing Arts
The mission of Portland State University's School of Fine and Performing Arts is to strengthen Portland's extended cultural community by providing outstanding professional training and education in the performing and visual arts in partnership with the region's working artists and cultural institutions. With strong ties to community, culture and business, the School of Fine and Performing Arts at PSU is the region's primary institution for preparing talented young people for leadership in creative careers. Located in the heart of Portland, the school's faculty and students provide a significant cultural trust for the Northwest, with scores of concerts, workshops, lectures and exhibitions throughout the year. The School consists of the Departments of Art, Architecture, Music and Theater Arts.

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Source: Trish Trout (503-725-5256)
PSU School of Fine and Performing ArtsSusan ChanSusan Chan, Portland State University music faculty member and piano area coordinator, will preview her upcoming Carnegie Hall piano recital with a performance for Portland audiences on Thursday, August 30, at 7 p.m. in PSU's Lincoln Performance Hall (1620 SW Park). Chan will play Weill Recital Hall in New York City's Carnegie Hall on Sunday, September 16, at 2 p.m.

The Weill Recital Hall concert and the Portland concert will include selections by Bach and Chopin, and by Doming Lam (New York and Portland Premieres), Chen Yi, Somei Satoh and Alexina Louie.

Ticket prices for the Portland concert are $20 for adults; $16 for PSU Alumni Association members; and $12 for seniors and non-PSU students. PSU faculty, staff and students are admitted free with PSU ID. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or by contacting the PSU Box Office in Smith Memorial Student Union at 503-725-3307 (1825 SW Broadway).

Chan’s Carnegie Hall concert will be followed by a reception hosted by the PSU Alumni Association for New York area alumni, donors and friends. Tickets for the recital are available through the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 212-247-7800. The concerts are made possible with the support of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the Department of Music and the PSU Alumni Association.

In November 2000, Susan Chan made her New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The New York Concert Review reported: “A gripping performance…she enveloped her audience with the simple eloquence and love with which she so lavishly interpreted this music.” She actively promotes music from Asia and that written by women composers in addition to traditional repertoire.

Susan Chan has been featured on Public Television and Radio in the U.S. as well as Radio Television Hong Kong. Various prizes she has been awarded in competitions include first prizes in the Hong Kong Young Musicians Award, the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale and the Mozart Piano Concerto Competition at Indiana University. She has performed in recitals and music festivals in the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including the Dartington International Summer School in the U.K.

School of Fine and Performing Arts
The mission of Portland State University's School of Fine and Performing Arts is to strengthen Portland's extended cultural community by providing outstanding professional training and education in the performing and visual arts in partnership with the region's working artists and cultural institutions. With strong ties to community, culture and business, the School of Fine and Performing Arts at PSU is the region's primary institution for preparing talented young people for leadership in creative careers. Located in the heart of Portland, the school's faculty and students provide a significant cultural trust for the Northwest, with scores of concerts, workshops, lectures and exhibitions throughout the year. The School consists of the Departments of Art, Architecture, Music and Theater Arts.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (#07-090)


Source: Trish Trout (503-725-5256)
PSU School of Fine and Performing Arts