2007 Library News

Award Winning Pianist Performs at Downtown Library

From Okinawa to Oklahoma, fans of classical piano know Amy I-Lin Cheng, and the Metropolitan Library System is sponsoring her in concert on March 25, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.

“Ms. Cheng is currently professor of piano at Oklahoma City University,” said Downtown librarian Darlene Browers.  “She’s played all over the world, from Taipei to Israel to New York to Stillwater, and she’s performed with dozens of orchestras and chamber music ensembles.  Oklahoma City is very lucky to have an artist of her caliber living and performing here.”

An avid chamber musician, Ms. Cheng performed with the Van Dingstee String Quartet from the Netherlands and the American Chamber Players on tours during the 2005-2006 season.  She has appeared at both the Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York, and about the latter concert the New York Concert Review wrote that “her control of the keyboard is complete, technique easy and relaxed, with a wide range of touch, color and dynamics.”  She has been described as “a brilliant, sensitive, imaginative and most beguiling pianist.”

 “Everyone is invited to the virtuoso performance of Amy Cheng at the Steinway piano,” Browers added.  “Her repertoire is varied and enchanting, and she will be appearing in the 46th Star Auditorium.”

The Amy Cheng concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call (405) 606-3878.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org