"Chamber music connects us to others and is a language for feelings that have no other expression."
Gala Concert in July in Long Beach
Other Performances in 2002
World Premiere Performance of
“…and blue sparks burn” by Melissa Hui
by violinist Marina Sharifi and pianist Justina Nadal
Friends of Today’s Music (Music Teachers Association of California) commissioned Melissa Hui to write a composition for violin and piano and selected CMIsc to perform the world premiere for the MTAC State Convention June 24, 2002, in Los Angeles. The duo was coached by Kay Pech.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Melissa Hui received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University. Her mentors include Jacob Druckman, Earl Kim and Mel Powell.Completed in February 2002, Hui says, “the work was conceived in October of 2001 soon after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, in New York City and Washington, D.C. While the nation was mourning the tremendous and senseless loss of lives, I was haunted by the images of dust and eerie calm that permeated the news coverage in the aftermath of the disaster. This is my personal response.”