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The Old Dominion University libraries and the Virginia Arts Festival 2004 are sponsoring an exhibit highlighting Chen Yi, a leading Chinese composer who has studied music in both China and the United States.

"Translations and Transformations: The Compositions of Chen Yi" emphasizes the composer's musical connection to both cultures. The exhibit is available for public viewing in the Diehn Composers Room from through May 31. A gateway to Chen Yi's official Web site will be available online at http://www.lib.odu.edu/exhibits/chenyi.

As part of the Virginia Arts Festival 2004, Chen Yi will deliver a lecture, "Composition: the Creative Process," in the Diehn Composers's Room of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27.

Chen will also present a talk, "Insider Insight," at Chandler Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. The talk will be followed immediately by a concert of two of her compositions, "Chinese Ancient Dance Suite" and "Night Thoughts" at 7:30 p.m. A reception in the Diehn Composers Room will follow the concert.

The event is made possible by the Virginia Arts Festival and a grant from the F. Ludwig Diehn Music Fund of the Norfolk Foundation. For more information about the exhibit, please call Anna Gordon, Diehn Composers Room consultant, at 683-4175. or more information about the lecture, please contact the Virginia Arts Festival at 282-2800.

This article was posted on: April 15, 2004

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