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Mar-26-2021 —

Conductors Mei-Ann Chen and David Alan Miller in a conductor's roundtable discussing working with living composers and championing for new music!

Mar-18-2021 —

“We have three African American composers that we have championed. Two of them we have championed in the past and one is new,” she said. “With a young soloist that is a national rising star with a Chicago link — the daughter of one of our longtime members in the violin section. We didn’t want this great program we put together to disappear. We are grateful we’re able to present this at the end of this month.”

Feb-26-2021 —

She wins the hearts of all involved with her joy, with her contagious enthusiasm and above all with her professional conducting style under the umbrella of mutual respect and appreciation. Mei-Ann Chen, recreations First Principal Guest Conductor came back from Chicago and conducted Mussorgski's symphonic hit ′′ Pictures of an Exhibition ′′ (instrumentation by Ravel).

"Chen is diminutive but powerful, with an exacting style of conducting that commands attention"
San Francisco Classical Voice
“Her controlled yet fluid conducting style combined clear cues and beats with sweeping, circular gestures reminiscent of the great maestro Seiji Ozawa.”
The Press Democrat (CA)
“The performance indeed offered a captivating and inspired interpretation.”