28th annual Presidential Concert Series lineup
Lee kicked-off its 28th annual Presidential Concert Series last month in Pangle Hall with renowned pianist, Ning An. The celebration will continue throughout the school year with a lineup of internationally recognized performers.
The series will include performances by Chanticleer, Roman Rabinovich, Helen and Paul Huang and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Dean of the School of Music Dr. William Green said that the lineup promotes the values of accomplishment and creativity that Lee’s music program strives to instill in its students.
Green also said Lee obtains diverse and top-tier artists of different genres to display the best representation of musicians’ ability.
“The challenge is not finding artists,” Green said, “but finding the best.”
According to Green, An was a foundational piece in shaping the piano program at Lee when he was a professor almost a decade ago.
The New York Concert Review described An’s ability as “flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful understanding.”
Chanticleer—an a cappella ensemble of 12 men singing in ranges from the highest notes of a soprano to the lowest of a bass—will continue the concert series on Oct. 28.
The New Yorker said this group stands out from typical a cappella groups and deemed them “the world’s reigning male chorus.”
The series picks up in February 2020 with pianist Helen Huang and violinist Paul Huang. Both musicians have performed in prestigious concert halls and found opportunity with the best of musical groups for each of their skills.
Next, Lee welcomes Roman Rabinovich—a master of piano—in March 2020 who is noted for his “uncommon sensitivity and feeling,” according to the New York Times.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra will conclude the concert series on April 16, 2020.
Students can purchase tickets for $5 for each concert, and adults can purchase tickets for $15 at the Lee University Box Office in the Dixon Center up until one week before the performance. For more information, contact the Box Office at (423) 614-8343.