October 24, 2019
Rising star Yi-Nuo Wang to perform at Purdue University in November
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Award-winning pianist Yi-Nuo Wang will perform in Purdue University’s Loeb Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations with support from Piano Giving Circle.
Purdue Convocations has long presented classical artists as their careers accelerate under auspices of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Fresh from her first-place finish in 2018, Chinese pianist Yi-Nuo Wang continues that tradition, as well as the continued animation of Convocations’ exploration of piano repertoire on a Steinway concert grand piano gifted by Janet and John Nine. Wang began playing at age 4 in Beijing, won her first competition at age 5, and studied at Beijing’s prestigious Central Conservatory of Music. Now an active performer alongside ensembles in Asia, Europe and the United States, Wang lives in New York — where she is pursuing her undergraduate degree at The Juilliard School and making her New York recital debut this season at Carnegie Hall.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-494-3933 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/.
Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 30-40 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.
Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, (765)494-9712, email@example.com
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