2007 Library News

Duo Clarion Performs at Downtown Library

  From Okinawa to Oklahoma, fans of classical piano know Amy I-Lin Cheng.  Her March concert at the Downtown Library was so successful, she and her partner, clarinetist Chad Burrow, with guest violinist Sean Wang, are bringing the gift of music to the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., once again.

Duo Clarion will perform at the library on Sunday, June 17, 2007, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

“Amy and Chad are both professors at Oklahoma City University and active performers,”

said Downtown librarian Darlene Browers. “Chad serves as the principal clarinetist in the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Sean is a violinist, conductor, and a musicologist from Stanford University in California.”

“I enjoy performing in a wide range of venues,” said Cheng. “May the concerts be of solo, chamber music or concerto performances, my goal has never been different: to communicate with the audience the emotional, intellectual and spiritual contents of the music performed.”

She met her husband, clarinetist Chad Burrow, at Yale University and moved to his native Oklahoma five years ago. Burrow, the youngest principal at the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, has taught at the Bass School of Music since 2001.
            Cheng and Burrow comprise Duo Clarion and are founding members and co-directors for the Brightmusic Chamber Music Series at St. Paul's Cathedral in Oklahoma City. In addition to frequent regional performances, Cheng and Burrow have performed in Asia, Europe, and on the East and West Coasts. The duo made its debut CD on the Albany Records release “Where the Sunsets Bleed: Chamber Music of Edward Knight.”

Assistant SSO Conductor Sean Wang holds a BM in violin from the Curtis Institute of Music, and MM in orchestral conducting from the Juilliard School, and is currently a joint Ph.D. candidate in music and humanities at Stanford.

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

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