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Conductor Mei-Ann Chen celebrates American voices at Spoleto Festival USA debut

Photo: Simon Pauly
Photo: Simon Pauly

The Chicago Sinfonietta Music Director looks forward to playing "the biggest instrument in the room" for one of her favorite programs: orchestral works by Florence Price, Michael Abels, and Antonín Dvořák.

In this Sonatas & Soundscapes interview that aired Wednesday, June 7th, SC Public Radio's Bradley Fuller interviews conductor Mei-Ann Chen about her first time on the podium before the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. Chen shares about her approach as a guest conductor and the excitement she feels at bringing three era-spanning works to the Charleston Gaillard Center on Wednesday, June 7th, in tandem with the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.

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Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.