Ray Chen with Julia Siciliano

Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Recital Begins at 7:00pm
Reception: 8:00pm - 8:30pm


Experience the musical talents of Ray Chen, a violinist who The Sydney Morning Herald called “a paradox: the epitome of cool, yet a man with a zany, anarchic and public sense of humour, combined in a world-class violin virtuoso with a technique of fire and ice.”

Ray Chen will be accompanied by award-winning concert pianist Julia Siciliano on the Cranbrook House 1929 Steinway & Sons Concert Grand Piano. Please join Ray Chen and Julia Siciliano for this fundraiser supporting the Steinway Piano Recital series at Cranbrook House.
Photograph of violinist Ray Chen, June 2018. Photograph by John Mac.

The performance will run approximately 50 minutes without an intermission. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres, dessert, a cash bar (21 and up), and the opportunity to meet Ray Chen and purchase his new album, The Golden Age, will follow. 

Program
Cesar Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major 
I. Allegretto ben moderato 
II. Allegro 
III. Recitativo-Fantasia 
IV. Allegretto poco mosso

Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata in G minor for Violin and Continuo “Devil’s Trill” (arr. Fritz Kreisler)
I. Allegretto ben moderato 
II. Allegro 
III. Recitativo-Fantasia

“Ray Chen’s rock star charm was as winning as his smouldering delivery…” -The Scotsman

About Ray Chen
Ray Chen is a violinist who redefines what it is to be a classical musician in the 21st Century. With a media presence reaching out to millions, Ray Chen's remarkable musicianship transmits to a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with the foremost orchestras and concert halls around the world. 

Profiled as “one to watch” by The Strad and Gramophone magazines, Ray Chen’s profile continues to grow: he was featured on Forbes’ list of 30 most influential Asians under 30; made a guest appearance on Amazon’s  Mozart in the Jungle TV series; has a multi-year partnership with Giorgio Armani; and performs at major media events such as France’s Bastille Day (live to 800,000 people) and the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm.  

READ MORE ABOUT RAY CHEN

Photograph of violinist Ray Chen, June 2018. Photograph by John Mac.

About Julia Siciliano
Award-winning concert pianist Julia Siciliano has been heralded as a musician with “fabulous creative power” by the Bonn General-Anzeiger. Julia has become a well-respected and anticipated rising talent on the world stage, being invited as a solo artist by many prestigious orchestras, and festivals, most recently with the Orquestra Sinfónica de la Region de Murcia for the MurciArt Music Festival. She has won top prizes at the Sicily International Piano Competition and many other competitions.

READ MORE ABOUT JULIA SICILIANO

Admission
Rows 1-4: $150
Admission includes a $115 tax-deductible donation to Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary and one drink ticket.

Rows-5-8: $100
Admission includes a $65 tax-deductible donation to Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary and one drink ticket.

Rows 9-12: $75
Admission includes a $40 tax-deductible donation to Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary and one drink ticket.

Registration opens Thursday, September 19, 2019. Advance registration is required as seating is limited. To make a reservation, please call 248.645.3149 or register online through the link below. All registrations are final - no refunds.

Tickets will not be mailed for this event. Please bring your email order confirmation with you on your mobile device or print out a copy. Seating will be assigned when you check in. We will do our best to accommodate seating requests. Please let us know in the comments of the registration form if you would like to be seated next to another attendee. 

Location and Parking
Cranbrook House
380 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Free parking is available onsite at Cranbrook House & Gardens. 
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Photo Credit

Ray Chen, June 2018. Photography by John Mac.