Penn Symphony Orchestra

April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street


PennMusic is pleased to present


Penn Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Hong, music director


About the Program

Johannes Brahms, Symphony no 1 

Frédéric Chopin, Piano concerto no 1 (1st movement) with June Wu as soloist

Igor Stravinsky, Firebird suite: Danse Infernale; Berceuse and Finale (1919 version)


Admission is free with PennCard; $5 general admission

See here for University City Review's article on the concert, esp. June Wu!  

About June Wu

June Wu is a pianist living in San Francisco who has performed in New York, Philadelphia, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, Cape Town and works full time as Chief of Staff to the President of Google Customer Solutions, Google’s global mid-market and small advertiser business which serves millions of customers and agencies worldwide. 

Recent performance highlights include a concerto performance with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and the Newark Symphony Orchestra in Delaware, solo recitals in Bayreuth, Germany, Shanghai, Paris as part of Les Amateurs Virtuouses Festival, and repeat performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall with the New York Piano Society as a performer in residence of the New York Piano Society. She has also been a featured soloist with the Orchestre-Atelier Ostinato and Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine in Paris and the Rochester, Birmingham-Bloomfield, Dearborn, and Warren Symphony Orchestras as well as the Detroit Symphony Civic Philharmonia in Michigan.

June is the first-prize and audience-prize winner of the 2017 Concours International de Piano Amateur de l’Ecole Polytechnique, a laureate of the 2014 Concours International de Grands Amateurs de Piano, a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Young Arts winner in classical piano, and a finalist in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition. She is also a top prizewinner in state and national piano competitions, including the Fite Family National Piano Competition.

June studied privately with Logan Skelton at the University of Michigan and worked with Choong Mo Kang at The Juilliard School. June received her MBA with graduation honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Harvard College with honors in economics and a secondary field in computer science. Previously, June worked as a full-time management consultant at Oliver Wyman based in New York City with experience in consumer media, retail, cable, and B2B services.