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Rising Star Wei Luo to perform
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Pianist Wei Luo

Pianist Wei Luo, recognized by New York City classical radio station WQXR as one of 19 artists to watch in 2019, brings her talents to Kalamazoo with a 4–6 p.m. recital Jan. 19 at the Wellspring Theater, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall.

Luo, who was named the 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, returns to Kalamazoo as part of the The Gilmore’s Rising Stars Series. She will perform Poems, music that she commissioned and was written specifically for her by pianist and contemporary American composer Marc Neikrug. In addition, she will perform pieces by Schubert, Ravel, Mozart, Chopin and the late Russian composer Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev.

Tickets are $25, or $7 for students 7 and older. For tickets or more information, visit thegilmore.orgthegilmore.org.