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Stephen Chen

CA Toronto, ON, CA Classical / Jazz / Other
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About

Sounds Like: David Daniels, Judy Garland, Maria Callas, Philippe Jaroussky - Page officielle, Nina Simone

Bio: Stephen's often eclectic choice of repertoire in his performances reflects his own diverse background; having been an avant-garde concert pianist, fine-art photographer, filmmaker, performance artist, poet, composer and opera singer. His performances are a unique hybrid of music and performance a... See Full Bio

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Status

Apparently I am number 20 on the ReverbNation Classical charts for Toronto, ON,! What gives? www.reverbnation.com/stephenchen

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  • 2013

    Nov 9


    Toronto, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:00pm

    Details

    Tarek & John's Jail Break Cabaret. Friends from the Toronto arts and activist communities are inviting supporters to join together at the Gladstone Hotel on November 9th to celebrate John Greyson and Tarek Loubani’s release from Egyptian jail last month and the community campaign that helped spring them. It will be a great night of: Music / Campaign Videos / Hot Talks / Performances

  • 2013

    Oct 25


    Toronto, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:00pm

    Details

    Unit 102 Theatre - 367 Dufferin (Queen/Dufferin) 2 evenings of solo artists performing, collaborating and leading to a final secret performance! I perform two pieces - an aria from my upcoming mono-opera CHAPTER 22 reinterpreted as a Javanese dance, and a synthesis of George Gershwin and Martha Graham in "I loves you, Porgy" Dates: Friday, October 25th and Saturday October 26th 2013 Doors: 7:30pm Cost: Pay What You Can

  • 2013

    Aug 9


    Toronto, ON, CA | 4:00pm
    LemonTree Studio
    Toronto, ON, CA
    Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:00pm

    Details

    Stephen reimagines Carmen's card scene as an endurance political operatic performance piece. Runs till 8:00 PM. Audience are invited to drop in at any time.

  • 2013

    Jun 15


    Toronto, ON, CA | 3:00pm
    FOSCA FUGUE @ Ryerson Un...
    Toronto, ON, CA
    Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:00pm

    Details

    Premiere of FOSCA FUGUE in conjunction with NXNE Art festival. In FOSCA FUGUE, Stephen Chen distills the arias/songs sung by Fosca in Stephen Sondheim’s "Passion" into a concentrated exploration of obsession and the Other.

  • 2013

    Jun 12


    Toronto, ON, CA | 7:00pm
    INTERIOR SONGS @ Hashta...
    Toronto, ON, CA
    Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:00pm

    Details

    Performance for NXNE Art Festival @ Hashtag Gallery. NXNE INTERIOR SONGS is a hybrid performance/installation piece by Stephen Chen that reframes the interior as a simultaneous space and state (of mind). Conceived as a cabaret performance where songs ripple back in time, these ripples populate the space in the form of installation pieces constructed during the performance of the song itself, culminating in the space transformed into a collective installation. Each song harkens back to, and was composed in, a particular time period, from the digital age to the age of empires and colonialism. INTERIOR SONGS investigates how the interior is a monad of external societal impulses that are both manifested and contradicted within. The work explores our vulnerabilities and insecurities we attempt to conceal from the world.

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