Sean Chen and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Starting on October 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Posted by Lee Clifford
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Classical

Immigrants and The Golden Age of Hollywood

October 20, 3:00 PM

Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center

The influx of refugees to Ellis Island had a huge impact on shaping America’s culture, arts and society in the early 20th century. Among those who fled to escape oppression were European musicians and composers. They soon made their way to what later became Hollywood and the movie industry. This concert highlights early pioneers of the Hollywood’s Golden Age and features a new composition about the immigration story of Ellis Island from the perspective of the men and women who were part of that journey. 2013 American Pianists Association Winner Sean Chen is featured.


Sean Chen, piano
Matthew Kraemer, conductor

Korngold | Theme and Variations
Waxman | The Paradine Case, Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
Rózsa | Spellbound Concerto
Boyer | Ellis Island: The Dream of America (acting/narration)

For tickets, please call us at 317.940.9607


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