Dr. Solungga Liu, associate professor of piano
Liu gives special invited performance in capital city
For Dr. Solungga Liu, associate professor of piano at Bowling Green State University, the Fourth of July this year held special significance even though she celebrated far from home. Liu was invited by the U.S. Embassy in Brazil to perform in the capital city of Brasília with Brazil’s National Theater Symphony Orchestra.
A specialist in music by American composers, she chose a quintessentially American piece, George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” for the performance on July 2. “It has a few simple and recognizable melodies, but they evolve in very complex ways, which makes it perfect to perform with the orchestra,” Liu said.
“It was my American dream come true yet again,” she said. “To get to feature a piece of American piano music on such a special occasion in the capital of a country that I really like — what can be more meaningful than this? I am so grateful for this opportunity.