JBU Presents Internationally-Acclaimed Joel Fan in Concert

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Internationally-acclaimed pianist Joel Fan performs at JBU on Oct. 15, 2019.

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Oct. 1, 2019) – John Brown University will host internationally-acclaimed pianist Joel Fan on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center as the first of this season’s Artist Series performances. Fan’s program for this performance will include rigorous works from Beethoven and Chopin, in addition to a new piece by contemporary composers Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth.

Fan has performed over 40 different concertos with orchestras worldwide including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Odessa Philharmonic and London Sinfonietta, with conductors such as David Zinman, Alan Gilbert, Keith Lockhart, Zubin Mehta and David Robertson.

Fan has also appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, as well as on Good Morning America and Late Night with David Letterman, as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble in collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma.

Fan received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where his teachers included the composer Leon Kirchner, and holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Leon Fleisher.

Fan is a Steinway Artist and has recorded for Sony Classical, Reference Recordings, Verdant World Records and Albany Records.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, visit jbu.edu/tickets or call 479-524-7382.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2019), JBU enrolls more than 2,300 students from 38 states and 53 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, with top programs including engineering, nursing, family and human services, biology, graphic design and construction management. Sixteen graduate programs are available in the areas of business, counseling, cybersecurity, education and higher education.


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