Platinum Artist Chee-Yun to Perform with Dallas Chamber Symphony

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DALLAS, TX – On Tuesday, February 19, Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay will lead the Dallas Chamber Symphony in an evening of musical enjoyment at Moody Performance Hall. Following a warm welcome from WFAA Good Morning Texas Host Alanna Sarabia, the evening opens with lush harmonies for piano and strings with Hanson’s hauntingly beautiful Fantasy Variations On a Theme of Youth. Platinum artist and award-winning violinist Chee-Yun brings the evocative sounds of the tango to life as she and the DCS perform Piazzolla’s ever-entertaining The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov). The evening concludes with Martin’s most important early work, Petite symphonie concertante, which offers a quirky, modern take on the baroque style, featuring double string orchestra, solo harp, piano, and harpsichord. The concert is sponsored in part by Kawai Piano Gallery Dallas, TACA and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

About Chee-Yun
Award-winning violinist Chee-Yun has performed in almost every major city across the U.S. and internationally with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors, as well as performances for President Bill Clinton at the White House for the National Medal of the Arts Gala and for the Secretary General at the United Nations in celebration of the 25th anniversary of South Korea joining the UN in 2016. She has even appeared in an episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her recording, Serenata Notturno, released by Decca/Korea, went platinum within six months of its release.

In addition to her active performance and recording schedule, Chee-Yun is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator having served as Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at Southern Methodist University in Dallas from 2007 to 2017, in addition to past faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Indiana University School of Music. She studied at Juilliard and is a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Chee-Yun plays a violin made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1669. It is rumored to have been buried with a previous owner for 200 years and has been profiled by the Washington Post.

About Dallas Chamber Symphony
Presenting a full season of subscription concerts at Moody Performance Hall, the DCS offers audiences the Dallas International Piano Competition, the Sight of Sound Film Fest, TechNotes Youth Education, DCS Live! Outreach concerts, and its popular UnSilent Film Series. Building on early accolades (“Best Show,” Modern Luxury magazine, 2015; “Best of Big D 2014,” D Magazine), the Dallas Chamber Symphony ( is one of the most exciting and innovative professional performance ensembles in North Texas. Founded and led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, the orchestra is comprised of 40 professional musicians who dedicate themselves to the performance of standard and contemporary repertoire for chamber orchestra.

For every hour of traditional concert programming at Moody, the DCS provides 10+ hours of community engagement and education beyond the concert hall, through its versatile, flexible, and caring cadre of professional outreach musicians. Community programs provide musical uplift and cultural enrichment through vibrant collaborative partnerships. Recognized for its exceptional service to the city and citizens of Dallas, the DCS is one of the youngest groups supported by The City of Dallas – Office of Cultural Affairs’ Cultural Organizations Program.


Event Information

When: Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Moody Performance Hall located at 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Tickets: $25-$54 each. Season tickets, subscription packages, and student and senior discounts available. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling (214) 449-1294, or in the lobby the night of the event.

Additional information about this program is available here.

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