Duke Symphony Orchestra: American Masters
Program: Bernstein: Overture to Candide; George Walker: Lyric for Strings, Copland: The Tender Land, Suite from the Opera; and 2017-18 Student Concerto Competition winner Jerry Chia-Rui Chang performing Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat. Jerry Chia-Rui Chang is a senior who studies piano at Duke with Prof. Pei-Fen Liu. This is his second time winning the Duke Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Prior to coming to Duke, he was named 2007 National Champion in the Mandarin Daily News Piano Competition and was a Finalist in the 2008 Gina Bachauer International Junior and Young Artist Piano Competitions in Salt Lake City. A three-time National Champion in the National Piano Competition sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, in 2009 he presented a solo piano recital in Taiwan's National Concert Hall, sponsored by Steinway & Sons, New Art Inc., and the Ministry of Education Republic of China. Harry Davidson is music director of the Duke Symphony Orchestra.