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Forte Duo "Music from Two Continents" ~ Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 PM

Forte Duo(Cellist Ning Tien and pianist Roy Imperio) will present an intimate concert for the region’s premier Community School for the Fine Arts, Thayer Performing Arts Center, on Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 PM. TPAC is the beautiful Victorian mansion at Atlantic Union College located at 438 Main Street in South Lancaster. The Duo will present a delightful evening of music from East and West titled “Music from Two Continents.” The eclectic program will feature works by beloved Chinese composers Ding Fuxiang, Xu Xiyi, Wang Liansan, and Liu Zhuang along with favorite mastworks by Haydn, Gluck, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky. Both performers are TPAC faculty members. Dr.Ning Tienhas premiered and recorded works written for her, including Cello Concerto by Dinos Constandinides; Himalaya Capriccio by Tian Lian-Tao; and Second Sonata for Cello and Piano by John Sichel. Dr. Tien has made solo and chamber music appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, as well as in Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Rome, Athens, Vienna and Beijing. Before moving to New England, Dr. Tien served on the faculties of Hastings College (NE), Kean University (NJ) and Columbus State University (GA). She was a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and co-principal cellist with the Hastings Symphony Orchestra.Roy Imperiohas performed internationally and in the United States as a soloist, accompanist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician. A versatile pianist, he co- founded various ensembles such as the Windhammer Chamber Players, the Bulfinch Players, and continues to perform with the Nashaway Trio, and Trio Orione. He has released two CDs: “Music of Frederic Chopin: a Life of Passion” for solo piano and “Holiday Music in New England” with the Bulfinch Players. He is a collaborative pianist at Boston Conservatory and Director of Music at the Faith United Parish in Fitchburg, MA. “The recital will be held in exquisite acoustics of TPAC’s beautiful Red Room. This concert is free, but donations will benefit music students in need of financial support at our community school for the Fine Arts. TPAC now offers instruction in Art, Drama, and Music” TPAC Director Earl Raney says, “Come and experience virtuoso chamber music withForte Duo!" For more information: 978-368-2100,, or