Saturday, September 15, 2012

Accomplished Julliard-trained pianist Sonya Lee returns to Arcosanti to perform works by Satie, Chopin and Cage, celebrating the life and contributions to Arcosanti of Corolyn Woods Soleri.

4:30 pm: Complimentary Tour of Arcosanti
5:30 pm: Wine and Cheese in the Colly Garden
6:00 pm: Concert in the East Crescent Amphitheater
7:30 pm: Dinner in the Café at Arcosanti

Dinner and Concert: $40
Concert only: $20 (Children/Students: $10)
For dinner reservations and more information, please contact:

Arcosanti Visitor’s Center  tel: 928.632.6217

Dinner Menu
Poached Salmon with Sun Dried Tomato or Creamy Fresh Dill Sauce, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Warm Potato Salad, Green Salad with Paolo’s Dressing, Ciabatta, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Mixed Berries or Orange flavored Chocolate Sauce

Artist Biography:

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Sonya Kumiko Lee has garnered a reputation amongst audiences as a pianist who plays in “the grand Romantic tradition, with flawless technique, a marvelous variety of colors, and exquisite phrasing.”

Sonya has performed as a soloist at world-renowned concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Create Center Hall in Osaka, Japan, the Salle de Colonnes in Fontaintebleau, France, and many more.

Recently, Sonya has enjoyed collaborations with esteemed artists in other musical genres including a special performance with Tony Award-Winning Actor, Roger Bart in Orange County, CA, and several performances with Rivers Cuomo, the brilliant lead singer of the alternative rock band Weezer. Sonya’s performances with Mr. Cuomo have aired on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR, Sirius Satellite Radio, I Heart Radio for Clear Channel, and on Weezer’s latest album, “Hurley”.

Sonya was born in Tokyo, Japan and began musical studies at the age of three in Orange County, CA. Sonya holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, where she studied with pianists Emanuel Ax and Oxana Yablonskaya.

[graphic & text: Cosanti Foundation Public Relations]

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