The Moon Represents My Heart Concert Series presents Stephanie Chou

Tue, Aug 20, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm



Tickets are $15 and include one free drink and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!


Join us for the The Moon Represents My Heart concert series, a reflection of the current exhibition which focuses on the transformative power of music and identity. Tonight, we present Stephanie Chou.


Stephanie Chou is a saxophonist, singer, and composer based in New York City. Her music combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz and pop harmonies and rhythms. Steph studied mathematics and music at Columbia University.

In 2011, she released her first album, Prime Knot, a jazz quintet CD featuring trumpeter Marcus Printup (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra). Her 2012 ballet work “C for G” was commissioned and choreographed by former American Ballet Theatre principal ballerina and ballet mistress Susan Jaffe. Steph has performed her original music in Taipei and Beijing, and throughout NYC at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, B.B. King's, and Joe's Pub, as well as in festivals in Italy, New Orleans, Chicago, and Vermont.


Steph will present music from her 2017 album, Asymptote, which features fresh takes on Chinese classics including "Kangding Love Song", "The Moon Represents My Heart", and a tongue twister about "Eating Grapes". Asymptote features a unique combination of traditional Chinese erhu and jazz. She will also present excerpts from her latest project, Comfort Girl, which is a musical exploration of the lives of Chinese 'comfort women' who were abducted into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII. Chou received a 2016 JFund grant from the American Composers Forum for the composition of Comfort Girl. Comfort Girl premiered to a sold-out audience at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in March 2019.