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Live In-Person in the FTH Theatre (RSVP required) and livestreamed on FTH's YouTube!
Acclaimed pianist/composer Helen Sung
celebrates the release of Quartet+
, her latest album on Sunnyside Records. Having lived much of her life at the intersections of different worlds —classical and jazz, and as the American-born daughter of Chinese immigrants— her desire to harmonize these worlds with joy and humanity is at the heart of Quartet+
which celebrates women’s artistry. Quartet+ vividly blends the jazz and classical worlds with new original compositions and arrangements of works by Geri Allen, Mary Lou Williams, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, and Marian McPartland performed by her all-star Quartet and special guest Harlem Quartet.
A winner of the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition, Helen's band has appeared at SFJAZZ, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Blue Note Beijing, and the Monterey and Newport jazz festivals. She has performed with Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Regina Carter, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Cecile McLorin Salvant. A Steinway Artist, Helen was named a Guggenheim Fellow and released her vinyl debut, Everybody’s Waltz
, in 2021.
"piano playing at a quite unbelievably jaw-dropping level (London Jazz News)"
This concert is made possible with support from New York City’s City Artists Corps Grant with additional support from The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with support from the Jazz Coalition Commission Fund.