Arts Support Award recipients to perform 3 concerts in March

Flyer for Harmony of Nature concertsMusical compositions created by the collaboration of an oceanographer, pianist and composer and funded by the CT Sea Grant Arts Support Award will be performed in March.

Molly James, a UConn Marine Sciences doctoral candidate, created the compositions with South Korean pianist Hea Youn Chung and Max Lu, who is studying music composition at The Julliard School and computer science at Columbia University. The works written by Lu to be performed by Chung were inspired by climate-related data analyzed by James.

The concert will feature “innovative classical piano works created from oceanographic date off the coasts of New York, Connecticut and Japan,” according to the collaborators.

The concert series, titled, “Harmony of Nature II Waves,” will be performed at:

  • 6:30 p.m. on March 23 at the Marc A. Scorca Hall National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave., New York, N.Y.
  • 2 p.m. on March 27 at the Branford House at the Avery Point campus of UConn in Groton
  • 8 p.m. on March 29 at von der Mehden Hall at the main UConn campus in Storrs.

A livestream of the March 23 concert will be available on YouTube at NatOperaCenterLIVE. A livestream of the March 29 concert will be available at: