International Classical Stars Simone Porter & Hsin-I Huang Perform At Soka

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International Classical Stars Simone Porter & Hsin-I Huang Perform At Soka

Simone Porter and Hsin-l Huang will perform on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Soka Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40 for adults and $32 for students, seniors, and active military families. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

Experience the artistic maturity that violinist Simone Porter, last seen at Soka with the Pacific Symphony in 2014, brings to the concert stage. She will be performing as an intimate duo with pianist Hsin-I Huang, who also appeared at Soka with Fabiola Kim in March 2018.

Program will include:

Mozart-Violin Sonata No.24

Janá?ek-Violin Sonata

Salonen-Lachen Verlernt

Bloch-"Ningun" from Baal Shem


Prokofiev-3 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet

About Simone Porter

Returning to Soka, violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, interpretive integrity, and vibrant communication. She has toured all over the US and internationally. After performing last season with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the LA Times declared Simone "on the cusp of a major career." In the past few years, she has played with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Born in 1996, Porter made her professional solo debut at age 10 with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London at age 13. In March 2015, Porter was named a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

About Hsin-I Huang

Quickly becoming recognized as today's most sought after collaborative pianist, Hsin-I Huang has been praised on concert stages in Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. In the US, Huang has played in esteemed venues such as Disney Hall and Zipper Hall. Huang has made guest appearances with the LA Philharmonic Chamber Music, Aspen Music Festival, Ravinia BGH Classics series, NPR's Performance Today, Sundays Live at LACMA, South Bay Chamber Music Society, and Innsbrook Institute.

About Soka Performing Arts Center

Entering its eighth season of presenting the best of live performances on its extraordinary stage, Soka Performing Arts Center is on the campus of Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California. Now under the leadership of General Manager Renee Bodie, the 1,000-seat concert hall features world-class acoustics designed by Yasuhisa Toyota, acoustic designer of noted performance venues like Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Designed truly to reflect the university's commitment to sustainability, the concert hall and adjacent Maathai Hall (featuring a black box theatre and dance studio) have been built to Gold LEED standards and feature vegetated green roofs. Photovoltaic cells on the Soka Performing Arts Center roof generate approximately 15% of the facility's electrical needs.

Soka University of America is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate program. The campus is rated in the Top 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges in US News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2019." The university is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs and was founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights, and the sanctity of life. For more information:

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Event Info:

Violin & Piano Duo: Simone Porter & Hsin-I Huang

Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

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PROGRAM: Mozart, Janá?ek, Salonen, Bloch, Ravel, & Prokofiev

Soka Performing Arts Center

Soka University of America

1 University Drive

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Tickets: $40/$32 students, seniors, and active military families (General Admission)

949-480-4ART (4278)

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