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Organist will give concert at hall



Published: 12:00 AM, Thu February, 7 2019


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Chelsea Chen will give an organ concert at Stambaugh Auditorium on April 28 at 4 p.m.

Tickets range from $7 to $12 (includes fees) and are on sale now at the box office, by phone at 330-259-0555 and at stambaughauditorium.com.

The box office is open week days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Chen is known for broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based in Asian folklore.

She has adapted music ranging from classical, video games and folk songs for the organ, and her works have been featured at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists.

After only two years of study, Chen was accepted into the Julliard School of Music, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

She is the recipient of the 2009 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award and the 2005 Augustana/Reuter National Organ Competition. She has soloed with Wuhan Philharmonic in China, the Jakarta Simfonia in Indonesia and the Julliard Percussion Orchestra.

Chen has received praise for her own compositions, “Taiwanese Suite” (2003) and “Taiwan Tableaux” (2007). She has released four albums, and is currently the organist and artist-in-residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York.