Musician/Music Professor invited to the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, China
Richard Chenoweth, Principal Horn of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor of Horn at the University of Dayton has been invited to present masterclasses, lessons, and a recital at the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, China this April.
In addition to his duties at the DPO and UD, for the past 33 years Chenoweth has been hornist with the Santa Fe Opera. He is also a founding member of the nationally known ensemble, the Carillon Brass. At UD, he has been the recipient of both the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Scholarship Award and the University of Dayton Alumni Award in Scholarship.
He will be traveling to China April 7-14, after presenting performance master classes and recitals earlier this spring at the University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, University of Evansville and the Eastman School of Music.
Coincidentally, China’s national symphony, the China National Symphony Orchestra, one of the most outstanding professional symphony orchestras in China, will be performing at the Schuster Center on Monday, May 22. Originally founded as the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China in 1956, the orchestra underwent restructuring and renaming in 1996 to reflect the changes that had taken place over forty years.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me and the University of Dayton,” Chenoweth states. “In my letter of invitation, the President of the Sichuan Conservatory, Prof. Ao Changqun, mentions that he hopes that my visit is the first of many exchanges between our institutions. This trip will allow me to learn about music making in China, share, and strengthen cultural and personal ties between our two institutions.”