SIOUX CITY, Iowa –Morningside University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to host a performance by a trio of artists on campus Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The recital will be performed by pianist Yi-Yang Chen, clarinetist Parker Gaims, and cellist Stephanie March.
Dr. Yi-Yang Chen is an assistant professor of piano at the University of Kansas and the Artist Director of the Orbifold Music Festival in California. Chen has captivated audiences worldwide with his flamboyant playing. Chen is currently working on a recording project with Champs Hill Label (UK) that is scheduled to release in 2025.
Parker Gaims is a Washington, D.C. based clarinetist. Gaims served as the Bass Clarinet Teaching Assistant at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. Gaims has appeared as a soloist with the Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra as well as other Universities and Associations.
Stephanie March is Principal Cellist of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Associate Principal of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. At Morningside University, March teaches cello and chamber music. March has worked with award winning composer George Tsontakis and Pulitzer Prize winner Aaron Jay Kernis.
The trio’s recital will include works by Louise Farrenc, Paul Juon, Gwyneth Walker, and Robert Muczynski and is a part of the Piano Recital Series at Morningside University. The Piano Recital Series is made possible by a generous gift from Patty and Eric Lohry.
The program will be held in Eppley Auditorium and is free and open to the public. There will be a reception in the lobby of Eppley Auditorium following the performance.