On August 13, 2015 at 7:30pm, DeVries and Chen will present a concert of new American works at the Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center in Seattle.
They met as freshman at The Juilliard School in 2008. Now, almost seven years later, the two continue their studies in Houston’s Rice University. It has long been a dream of theirs to present a duo recital program specifically in Seattle, and now it's finally come to fruition.
As a part of the Wayward Music Series, this evening of music has been specially curated by the two to present a sample of today’s brightest and best. Drawn from their mutual appreciation of the great number of new works available today, they have chosen to present diverse works by five composers: Seattle native, Alexandra T Bryant; an alumnus of The Juilliard School, Evan Fein; and two colleagues from Rice University, Daniel Knaggs and Alishan Gezgin (both have been commissioned for original works to be premiered at this performance). The duo will be joined by Seattle-based soprano Shellie Traverse for a performance of Jake Heggie’s lauded song cycle, The Deepest Desire.