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From the Studio: Archie Chen/Gonzaga Symphony Concert

Savanna Rothe
Archie Chen in the Spokane Public Radio lobby

It happens in movies, you've heard about real-life examples, and now it's happened in Spokane: A last-minute call to an artist to fill in for a key performer who has taken ill. The artist in question is Archie Chen, one of the most beloved pianists in the region, and a great friend of KPBX. The call came to Archie to substitute for famed pianist Richard Goode as soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in d, to be performed tonight (6 March) at Gonzaga's Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. Archie talks with Jim Tevenan about the experience of accepting the challenge and reviving a work he played last some 20 years ago.