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Music & a Movie

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Brian and Emily

You get two shows for the price of one with this ticket. First, two chamber music superstars, who have been playing music together since their Juilliard days, join forces to share with you this creative program that features the works of women composers. Then, you’ll watch a film about female classical composers. During intermission, test your musical knowledge in a trivia game and win a great prize!


Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin

Dr. Brian Hsu, piano

Dr. Brian Hsu made his concerto debut at the age of 16 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has since gone on to establish himself as a pianist of great energy and unusual communicative ability. Critics have described his performances in superlatives, noting his “breadth of expression and technical ability.” He has won awards in numerous competitions, both in the US and Asia, including Wideman Competition, Corpus Christi International Young Artists’ Competition, Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer, National Piano Competition in Taiwan. An experienced performer, Mr. Hsu has performed throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.  He has appeared as concerto soloist with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Taiwan National Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, Haddonfield Symphony, and the Sendai Philharmonic.

Violinist Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson is Co-Artistic Director of the CBMF. As a violinist, she has appeared as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, recorded for Naxos, Bridge, Albany, and Toccata labels, and been awarded Chamber Music America’s ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Frequently she performs at the world’s leading venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. As an educator, she has been a two-time Morse Fellow, was a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist, and has been Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth, Williams, and the Universities of Virginia, Leeds (UK), and Columbia. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the prestigious Juilliard School and a doctorate at Columbia University. Additionally, she holds an MBA. While  maintaining residence in the Denver area, Emily also lives in Norfolk, VA, where she is the Executive Director of the Diehn School of Music at Old Dominion University.


August 19
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Quigley Auditorium at Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Gunnison, Colorado 81231
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