Wed, May 25

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New Haven Lawn Club

Season Finale: Passions and Pathos

Join us on a journey through the mountains and valleys of passions and pathos in the music of Florence Price, Schumann, Wolf, and Korngold, presented by an exciting quintet of Kallos musicians!

Season Finale: Passions and Pathos

Time & Location

May 25, 7:30 PM

New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

About the Event

Season Finale

[PASSIONS AND PATHOS]

Music has the tremendous capacity to provoke our most intuitive emotions. Kallos’s final program of the season features four great composers, displaying elements of vulnerability, devotion, wonder, tenderness, and heroism.  Similar to life, their music embarks on a pilgrimage through the mountains and valleys of passions and pathos.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022

AT 7:30PM

New Haven Lawn Club

(193 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT)

PROGRAM

Florence Price (1887-1953)                               Adoration for violin and piano (arr. Elaine Fine) 

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)                                      Italian Serenade for String Quartet (1887)

Robert Schumann (1810-56)                            Piano Quartet No. 1 in E-Flat Major, op. 47 

Intermission

Erich Wolfgang Korngold(1909–1957)          Piano Quintet, Op.15  

ABOUT THE MUSICIANS

LUN LI, VIOLIN

“Lun Li has admirable command of all the possibilities of the bow, and uses it with delightful musical sense.”

– LUDWIG VAN MONTRÉAL

A native of Shanghai, China, violinist Lun Li won First Prize in the 2021 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, as well as The Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and The Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, and was named John French Violin Chair at YCA. He is also the recent joint winner of First Prize at the Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition.

To learn more about him, please visit https://yca.org/artist/li-lun/

SOO YEON KIM, VIOLIN

"...Her musical maturity and masterful technique was astonishing"         - Leipziger Volkszeitung

Korean-born violinist Soo Yeon Kim is a multi-faceted artist and educator, regularly appearing in recital in major concert halls and giving masterclasses throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. As a soloist, chamber musician, and an orchestra player, she has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI, Barnes Hall at Cornell University, Yamaha Hall at Ginza in Japan, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hall in Germany, as well as in France, the Netherlands and South Korea.

To learn more about her, please visit her website at https://www.sooyeonkimusic.com/biography

TANNER MENEES, VIOLA

Violist Tanner Menees is forging an enviable career as a chamber musician. Mr. Menees has collaborated with a range of notable artists, including Martin Beaver, Denis Bouriakov, Miriam Fried, Clive Greensmith, Lynn Harrell, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Marcy Rosen, and Peter Stumpf. Tanner has performed internationally at festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Chamberfest Cleveland, Menuhin Festival String Academy, Edinburgh Music Festival, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and McGill International String Quartet Academy and with NEXUS Chamber Music Chicago.

To learn more about him, please visit his website at https://guarnerihall.org/artist_profiles/tanner-menees/

JOSHUA HALPERN, CELLO

Joshua Halpern approached difficult passages masterfully, with a natural, easy technique and a powerful, projecting tone that left nothing to be desired.”

Westdeutsche Zeitung

Joshua Halpern has appeared on stages around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal cellist. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists including Jonathan Biss, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Roberto Díaz, Viviane Hagner, Gary Hoffman, Kim Kashkashian, Anthony McGill, and Itzhak Perlman, and appeared at music festivals including the Ravinia Steans Institute, the Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Taos School of Music, La Jolla Summerfest, Musikiwest, and Krzyzowa-Music. During the 2019 season he served as guest principal cello of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, including on tours to Germany, Taiwan, and China, and in 2020 served as cellist with the Rolston Quartet.

To learn more about him, please visit his website at https://joshuahalperncello.com/about

MIN YOUNG KANG, PIANO

"an absolute gem" - Montecito Journal

Korean-born pianist Min Young Kang enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and music director. For the past ten years, Min Young has performed in concerts and recitals throughout the United States, France, and South Korea, at venues that include Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Château de Fontainebleau, and the Sejong Center M Theater. A prize winner at both the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition and Artur Balsam Duo Competition, Kang has also been recognized with numerous awards and scholarships, including the Talisman Energy Emerging Artist Award, Kraeuter Musical Foundation Award, Prix special du Directeur and Prix de Musique de chambre from Ecoles D’Art Americaines de Fontainbleau, the Renee and Richard Hawley Scholarship and the Manhattan School of Music’s President’s Award Scholarship.

To learn more about her, please visit her website at https://www.minyoungkang.com/

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