February 27, 2022 :: Travelers and Tales

Concert Health & Safety Plan


The Program

Egmont Overture – Ludwig van Beethoven

Tzigane – Maurice Ravel

Yu Chia Hsu, Violin

An American in Paris – George Gershwin

The BSO will feature music that displays the power of the written and spoken word. After opening up with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, based on the tragedy by Goethe, we’ll perform Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane with violinist Yu Chia Hsu, winner of the MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition. We will round out our program with one of the most famous musical expressions of travel, An American in Paris by George Gershwin. 

Yu-Chia Hsu is a third-year DMA student and Berneking Fellow studying with professor Sally O’Reilly. Hsu has won first prize in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition and Japan Classical Music Competition and received second prize and honorable mentions in the International Grieg Society of Minnesota String Competition, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition, and Schlern International Music Festival.

Hsu has performed with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. He has participated in music festivals in the US and abroad including the Shanghai International Violin Sonata Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Qingdao International Violin Festival, Great Mountain International Music Festival, Sewanee International Music Festival, University of Music Franz Liszt 57th Weimar Master Class, Pyeong Chang International Music Festival, Gonggong Music Academy Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, and Taipei Music Academy Festival.

Born in Taiwan, Yu-Chia began his studies on the violin at the age of seven. At the age of fifteen, he enrolled in the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University, where he studied with professor Juin-Ying Lee. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the National University of Singapore – Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music with professor Zuo Jun and his master’s degree at the New England Conservatory with professor Ayano Ninomiya.

Venue & Ticket Information

Gideon Ives Auditorium at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center

11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington

RESERVED TICKETS may be purchased at the door, subject to availability; advance purchase is recommended.

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center Box Office

Phone: (952) 948-6506 or (800) 514-ETIX

In person: Masonic Heritage Center, 11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437

Online: Purchase here

Advance Tickets: Adult $15; Seniors (62+) $12; Students free with ID

At the Door: Adult $17; Seniors (62+) $14; Students free with ID

Performance Disclaimer

The BSO’s performances are subject to change based on the public health situation at the time of rehearsals and performances. We will make decisions to gather for rehearsals and performances based on the best interest of the safety of our musicians and audienceChanges to our performance schedule will be announced on our website and Facebook page.