TCC NE Campus Holds Violin-Harp Concert, Featuring Michael Shih and Naoko Nakamura

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 15, 2014) – On Tuesday, April 22, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus Humanities Division and Music Department will present a guest recital featuring Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra violinist Michael Shih and Dallas Wind Symphony harpist Naoko Nakamura.
The violin-harp recital begins on campus at 7:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB1111), located at 828 W. Harwood Road in Hurst. The free performance is open to the public and will conclude with a question-and-answer session, providing the audience an opportunity to learn more about the artists and the evening’s performance.
Shih and Nakamura’s repertoire will include 19th- and 20th-century classical music from Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi, Saint-Saens’ Fantasie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124, to the contemporary works of John Williams (“Theme from Schindler’s List”), and Sebastian Currier (“Night Time” for Violin and Harp).
Shih, concertmaster of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO), plays a 1710 Antonio Stradivari violin, generously on loan to the FWSO by Mitzi and Bill Davis of Fort Worth. He has performed throughout the United States and his native Taiwan, and on tour in Canada, France, Germany, Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru, China, Japan and Korea. He also is a distinguished guest professor of Violin at Texas Christian University. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Music from The Juilliard School in New York City.
Naoko Nakamura, principal harpist of the Dallas Wind Symphony and an adjunct assistant professor of harp at the Meadows School of Music at Southern Methodist University, maintains an active performing and teaching schedule in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She has also performed with the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston symphony orchestras, the Houston Ballet and orchestras in Japan and South America. She has a Bachelor of Music in both harp and piano from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in harp performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.