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JPR Classics is a place to come for all things classical in the State of Jefferson. We'll honor our rich classical heritage while looking to the future, showcasing inspired performances by the next generation of classical musicians. The classics live on JPR!

JPR Classics Live: Joel Fan

Ahead of his performance with the Rogue Valley Symphony as part of their New Year's Eve Gala, pianist Joel Fan stopped by the JPR studio to talk about his background, his work with the Silk Road Ensemble, and his connection with Christine Eggert of the SOU Music Department that led to the concert event.

Joel Fan has been called “soaring” by the Los Angeles Times, and simply “fantastic” by the Washington Post. As a soloist, Fan has played over 40 different concertos with orchestras around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic,  the Boston Pops, and London Sinfonietta.

He has recorded three albums for the Reference Recordings label, featuring pieces ranging from Astor Piazzola and Gottschalk to Chopin and Saint-Saëns. His latest is called Dances for Piano and Orchestra.

As FM Network Program Director and Music Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and conversations.