- Date April 6th, 2019 Time 7:30pm Venue UIS Performing Arts Center - Venue: Sangamon Auditorium
Be inspired by an incredible evening of music with Mozart’s highly spirited Piano Concerto No. 23 featuring renowned pianist Sandra Wright Shen, Bruckner’s life-affirming Second Symphony and an exciting world-premiere by Illinois composer Carl Schimmel. Let the music move you!
Tickets: $63 / $42 / $21 | Students (6-26 years) $6 | Students (5 & Below) Free with a paying adult
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person. Senior, group, and student priced tickets NOT available online.
Sandra Wright Shen, Piano
Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL
Concert Comments: 6:30 PM Auditorium
Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield, IL
Concert Comments: 6:30 PM Auditorium
Support Provided By:
The Landmark Automotive Group, Dr. Dan & Debra Brownstone, Trevor & Liz Orthmann, Debbie & Jim Ringer, Family & Friends of Dave Beatty
Springfield Venue UIS Performing Arts Center - Venue: Sangamon Auditorium
1 University Plz #397, Springfield, IL 62703
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Sandra Wright Shen Piano
Sandra Wright Shen has been described as a classical “pianist of the first order” and a “heartstopping beauty”. With her passion, musicality, and inspiration, she aims to move hearts through music.
Sandra has appeared at the Kennedy Music Center in DC, the Chicago Cultural Center, Monte Carlo Opera House, Granada Intl Music Festival, Frankfurt Cultural Center in Germany, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Taiwan National Concert Hall, Brevard Music Festival and Masterworks Music Festival.
Sandra won first prize in the 2012 International Piano Competition of France. She also won first prizes in the 1997 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the Mieczyslaw Munz Piano Competition, the Taiwan National Piano Competition, and the Peabody Frances M. Wentz Memorial Prize.
She has recorded 3 CDs, debuting with her Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto. Sandra received her BM and MM in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, under Ann Schein. She has also trained with Zalina Gurevich, Oleg Barsov and Thomas Laratta. She is on the piano faculty at the Brevard Music Festival, was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Furman University, and former piano faculty at Southern Illinois University. Sandra is a Steinway Artist.
Mixing music and philanthropy, Sandra has played benefit concerts for disaster victims, foster children, and music education. She is Honorary Advisor for Young Music Foundation and board member for Coland Foundation. An ambassador of classical music, Sandra filmed a 4-part series titled “The Movements of the Master Pianists” for Hong Kong TV and “Inspiration From Above” for US CreationTV. She also hosted a classical radio program in Taiwan.
Because of her ability to touch people's hearts with music, and through her sweet, positive spirit, audiences throughout the world have declared her “an angel”.