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An Evening of Cultural Diversity in Music — June 14

Jennifer Chang — Gu Zheng Master

Jennifer Chang — Gu Zheng Master

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s summer music series, MusiCoal, will present virtuoso musicians from two diverse cultures in concert on Sunday, June 14th at 7 pm at Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC.

Tickets to the event are $10 and may be obtained at the door.  For further information, contact Burning Coal at 919-834-4001 or visit their website at

Eugene Kobisky plays the Bayan, a traditional Ukrainian wind instrument.  He has performed for the past 18 years at a variety of International Folk  Festivals, played on the “Silver Screen”, at Wilmington, NC,  played on numerous TV & Radio Shows and in schools, colleges and universities.  Mr. Kobisky will be performing in traditional Ukrainian garb.

Jennifer Chang is an internationally recognized Gu Zheng master soloist on this ancient instrument.  She teaches and performs all over the world.  She has performed internationally in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong.  As an honored musician, she was a featured soloist for the emperor Japan and the former president Bill Clinton.  Jennifer Chang studied the instrument with Grand Masters in China, obtaining graduate degrees in traditional Chinese music and a mastery of Gu Zheng.  In 2001 Jennifer Chang moved to the U.S., where she has been sharing her gif

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