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    Fung Chern Hwei is an international performer and recording artist based in New York City who performs extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. His debut solo album “From The Heart” was self-released in 2010. In addition to solo recitals, and guest artist performances and recordings with distinguished colleagues, Chern Hwei performs and teaches actively throughout the world with the Sirius Quartet, a string ensemble in which he serves as the first violinist. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Fung Chern Hwei from a young age avidly pursued an encompassing musical education that included the wide-ranging musical sources existing in this diverse cosmopolitan locale, including classical, traditional, contemporary and pop music originating in the Chinese, Malay, South Indian, European and American musical cultures. This comprehensive interest in music in its many forms continues to challenge him and define his performance career and teaching.
    www.chernhwei.webs.com

    Jenny Lin is a pianist admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Her ability to combine classical and contemporary literature has brought her to the attention of international critics and audiences. She has been acclaimed for her "remarkable technical command" and "a gift for melodic flow" by The New York Times. She has played in numerous concerts and Festivals worldwide. Season highlights include Weis Center at Bucknell University, Bach Festival at Baldwin-Wallace, International House Philadelphia, Strathmore, Kings Place London, and a recital tour of China. Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Jenny studied with Noel Flores at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, with Julian Martin at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and with Dominique Weber in Geneva. She holds a bachelor's degree in German Literature from The Johns Hopkins University and currently resides in New York City where she also serves on the faculty of the 92nd Street Y.
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    Founded in 1902 as a settlement house to help New York’s increasing immigrant population adjust to life in a new country, today Greenwich House offers programs in social services, arts and education that provide thousands of New Yorkers with enrichment and cultural experiences. The programs that are offered provide a valuable resource to the clients they serve. Whether it be counseling at the Chemical Dependency Program or a class at the Music School or Pottery, the professional, well-trained staff ensures that each client receives the care and service they need. Each individual—be they staff, volunteer, client or supporter—helps to contribute to this caring community of friends and neighbors in New York.
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    Thirteen Harmonies

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Thirteen Harmonies

Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 8-9pm

Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014
Cross Streets: Between Bleecker Street and Seventh Avenue
Subways: 1 to Christopher St; A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4 St-Wash Sq
Buses: M20 to 7 Av S-Barrow St, M8 to Christopher St-Bleecker St

$15 General
$10 Seniors and Students
(212) 242-4770
www.greenwichouse.org/music

In 1976, John Cage—who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year—composed Apartment 1776, a commemorative work for the nation’s bicentennial. Cage’s music had long incorporated the concept of chance, derived from the ”I-Ching,” the classic Chinese book of divination, to determine elements of his compositions. Cage collected a group of works composed around 1776, and filtered these works through chance operations, removing essential features of the work until what remained was still audible but obscured, leaving calm, meditative impressions in their place. The result is a work that is at once nostalgic for an earlier time as well as surprisingly contemporary in its presentation. Thirteen Harmonies is a partial arrangement of this work completed in 1985 for violin and piano. It is performed here by Fung Chern Hwei on violin and Jenny Lin on piano.

Presented by Greenwich House Music School.