Hekun Wu and his Cello Go to New York

Music faculty member Hekun Wu will join some of the world's finest musicians this month at New York's Carnegie Hall. He will perform Jan. 22 as a cellist at a benefit for relief efforts in the war-ravaged African area of Darfur.

As well as being the music director and conductor for the Salem Chamber Orchestra, Wu is a world-class cellist who has performed across Europe, Asia and the U.S. At Carnegie Hall, he will be part of a specially assembled orchestra of musicians from around the globe, including members of the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and others. The group will give a single performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem."

For more information about the event, called "Requiem for Darfur," visit To learn more about Wu, visit "Hekun Wu: Playing a New Song."