Music Grad Mary Chun Exports Broadway to China
Friday, December 04, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE -- Earplay’s Mary Chun has been busy helping to set up Beijing’s Theater 77 for a press conference tomorrow, December 4. More than 300 journalists and investors are expected to hear about and see excerpts of a huge ongoing project to bring Broadway musicals to new audiences numbering in the millions. Chun, conductor of the Earplay ensemble, received her Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University, studying piano with Carlo Bussotti and conducting with Lászlo Varga (former principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic). She conducted the world premiere of Carla Lucero’s opera, “Wuornos”; was on the conducting staff of San Francisco Opera; led the Empyrean Ensemble at University of California, Davis; and worked with West Edge Opera, Opera San José and so on.