Rex Cadwallader, composer
Deborah Wong, violin
- Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 8pm
- Cadwallader: Symphony No. 4
- Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
- Battell Chapel at the corner of College St and Elm St, New Haven, CT (Directions)
About the composer:
- $15 General Admission
- $10 Students/Seniors
About the soloist:
- Dr. Rex Cadwallader is a noted jazz pianist, composer, and educator. He received an Emmy Award in 1999 for his original score for "The Connecticut River: A Journey Through Time," a Connecticut Public Television Special, an Emmy Award nomination in 1998 for his score for "Connecticut For All Seasons," another CPTV presentation. He has received composition and performance awards from downbeat magazine, compositional study grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has published over seventy compositions for big band, jazz combo and vocal jazz ensemble.
- The first American born child to Shanghainese parents, violinist Deborah Wong graduated from the Juilliard School with both a Bachelors and Masters degree under the tutelage of the renowned Dorothy Delay. Her violinistic abilities span a wide range of styles and activities, from chamber music to symphonies to cutting edge contemporary. In demand as a guest concertmaster she has performed in that position with the Oklahoma Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra, the Westchester Philharmonic, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. In 2002 Deborah was appointed concertmaster of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. Also, as the newly appointed concertmaster of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, she was hailed as “Splendid!” by the New York Times for her solo performances in the Meditation from Thais and Bach A minor Concerto in their 2003 Lincoln Center season. She is a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra.