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Violinist JOAN KWUON rescheduled for June 27

May 21, 2004
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Performance rescheduled from February as part of
musical summer outreach program at Mason’s Department of Music

Fairfax, Virginia, May 20, 2004Joan Kwuon, whose performance this past fall was postponed due to a scheduling conflict, has rescheduled her appearance at the Center for the Arts for Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. Joan Kwuon’s performance has been arranged to coincide with the College of Visual and Performing Arts’s Potomac Music Academy. The Potomac Music Academy, now in its second season, provides summer opportunities to nurture the artistic and educational needs of young musicians. This year, high school , college, and post-graduate students can choose from ten vocal and instrumental programs to sharpen their skills and become better performers, ensemble musicians, or music educators. Students participating in the Academy’s Potomac Chamber Music Connection experience Joan Kwuon's artistry as part of their curriculum with her June 27 concert and a masterclass. This young performer showcases her technical expertise and stunning interpretations in an intriguing and eclectic program including Stravinsky’s Duo Concertante, Enesco’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir D’un lieu cher, and Previn’s Tango Song and Dance.

Her graceful stage presence and passionate musicality have captured the acclaim of audiences, conductors and critics worldwide. Called a "big, fiery player with a commanding technique" by the Boston Globe, Joan Kwuon’s fate was sealed with her debut performance at Tanglewood under the baton of André Previn and later at her New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall. A Los Angeles native, she began her studies at the Crossroads School and attended Indiana University, Juilliard, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the European Mozart Academy.

With a repertoire ranging from the masters – Brahms and Bach – to contemporary geniuses like André Previn and Igor Stravinsky, Joan Kwuon offers a dramatic and intriguing program for her Center for the Arts debut performance.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

DuoConcertante……..…Igor Stravinsky

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25………….George Enesco (1881-1955)

"In the Romanian folk style"
Moderato malinconico
Andante sostenuto e misterioso
Allegro con brio, ma non troppo


Hungarian Dances………………..Johannes Brahms
No. 12 Presto in D Minor (1833-1897)
No. 11 Poco Andante in D Minor
No. 21 Vivace in E Minor

Souvenir d’un lieu cherPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky(1840-1893)

Tango Song and Dance(1997)……André Previn (b. 1929)

Tickets for JOAN KWUON, Sunday, June 27, are $35, $27, $17.50. Charge by phone at
703-218-6500 or visit The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit

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