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Faculty Artist Series Concert: Mozart on Chinese New Year

Alan Flurry

World-renowned performer and University of Georgia piano faculty David Fung will take the Ramsey Hall stage on February 5 at 7:30 in celebration of the Chinese New Year as part of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series:

Lauded by TheWashington Post for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances, audiences will want to mark their calendars for this concert.

“The program combines my passion and commitment to one of the greatest composers of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, together with the Lunar New Year Celebrations,” says associate professor of piano David Fung. “As an Australian of Chinese roots living in the United States, I couldn't think of playing a more eclectic program [to bring] in the Lunar New Year here in Athens,” he says.

The “eclectic” nature of the program comes through in selection of the piece by Chinese composer, Tan Dun (b. 1957). Dun describes his “Eight Memories in Watercolor” as a "diary of longing.” Inspired by Hunan folk songs from his childhood, these pieces are highly evocative of images and moods that are nostalgic and celebratory, which makes this music perfect to ring in the Chinese New Year.

Bring the whole family and come enjoy an evening of “Mozart madness.” Tickets for the concert are $12 for adults and $6 for children and students and are available online at or by calling 706-542-4400. As always, ticket sales for our Faculty Artist Series directly fund student scholarships. For those unable to attend, streaming will be available at

A wonderful musical celebration from one of our best. Wishing everyone happiness, prosperity and longevity in the year of the Pig. 


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