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Friday, May 8, 2009

SSO Spring Concert Features Violinist Kia-Hui Tan

Kia-Hui TanSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s annual spring music festival, “Sounds and Soloists From Near and Far,” culminates with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) annual Spring Concert 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

Conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen, the performance features guest violinist Kia-Hui Tan. She has performed as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician on five continents including London’s Barbican Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Described in The Strad as a “violinist whose virtuosity was astonishing,” she has broadcast live on radio, television and the Internet, recorded soundtracks for film and theater, and freelanced with many orchestras in the United States and United Kingdom, often as concertmaster.

She joins the SSO on Mozart’s “Violin Concerto in A Major, K. 219.” Other pieces include Beethoven's “King Stephen Overture,” Schubert's “Symphony No. 3” and selections from Braham's Hungarian Dances The orchestra also premieres “In Circles of Blue,” a meditative piece with jazz influences by Dr. Jerry Tabor.

Sponsored by Apple Discount Drugs and the Law Offices of Otway Russo, admission is $20, $15 for seniors, $5 for children 12 and under. For tickets visit the SSO Web site at

As part of a League of American Orchestras drive, donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Maryland Food Bank are accepted at the concert. For more information call 410-548-5587.

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