Experience an enchanting evening with the Jade Chinese Music Ensemble as they present a captivating program featuring timeless classics and state-of-the-art contemporary compositions. Dreaming by the Plum Blossoms is an avant-garde reinterpretation of traditional Chinese opera, the Peony Pavilion. With creative composition techniques, this piece transcends the soundscapes of traditional Chinese instruments.

Highlighting the evening is the iconic Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto (梁祝小提琴協奏曲), a mesmerizing piece that tells the timeless tale of love and sacrifice through enchanting melodies and evocative themes. Presented by renowned Polish violinist, Anna Filochowska, this piece will paint a vivid picture with the delicate voice of the violin.

Join us for an unforgettable musical journey as the Jade Chinese Music Ensemble brings these exquisite works to life, filling the air with beauty, passion, and intrigue.

Tentative Program:
Danhong Wang, Dreaming by the Plum Blossoms


Ying Jiang, Dunhuang


Chunlin Yang, New Sound of Sizhu


Gang Chen and Zhanhao He, Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto


Violin: Anna Filochowska
Anna Filochowska is an extraordinarily gifted violinist who has captivated global audiences with her virtuosity and musical depth, performing on prestigious stages alongside conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, John Williams, and Mariss Jansons. With her unique blend of skill and innovation, Anna is dedicated to democratizing music access and promoting a more equitable world.

Throughout her career, Anna has collaborated with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Grammy-winning trumpet player Chris Botti, and performed for notable figures like Sting, Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the King of Saudi Arabia. In 2021, she co-founded a Berlin-based startup, utilizing deep tech to democratize music creation.

Her social impact endeavors include work with the "To Be on Time with Help" Foundation, Aid for Orphans Relief Foundation, and the Warsaw Hospice. Anna has received numerous accolades, including awards from the President of Poland, the Polish Minister of Culture, and the "Young Poland" award.

Anna's musical journey began in Warsaw, Poland, at age 6. She later attended the Juilliard School's Pre-College program, studying under Itzhak Perlman, and obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018.


Logan Center for the Arts

915 East 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637 United States

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April 14, 2024

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