Tue, May 24 | First Presbyterian Church New Haven

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, Webern, and Korngold, presented by an exciting quintet of Kallos musicians!
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Season Finale: Passions and Pathos

Time & Location

May 24, 2022, 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church New Haven, 704 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.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022

AT 7:30PM

First Presbyterian Church New Haven

(704 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT)

PROGRAM

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

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

Anton Webern (1883-1945)                               Langsamer Satz    

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

ABOUT THE MUSICIANS

NATHAN MELTZER, VIOLIN

"Wonderful playing, supremely polished, ... a stunning album"

Gramophone Magazine, Editor's Choice

Recipient of the 2020 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and youngest ever to win the Windsor Festival International String Competition, Nathan has been a soloist with the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the Aalborg, Berlin, Concepción, Evansville, Indianapolis, Medellín, and Pittsburgh orchestras, among others, performing in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, the UK, and across the US.

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

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

DEVIN MOORE, VIOLA

Devin Moore is a Co-Founder and Creative Director for Opus Illuminate, an online concert series dedicated to performing and raising awareness for works by composers of underrepresented communities in order to expand the horizons of conventional programming. In 2018, Devin was named winner of the Fall 2018 MSM “Harold in Italy” Viola Competition, getting the chance to perform Berlioz’s “Harold in Italy” Viola Solo with the MSM Symphony under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. In 2019, Devin attended the Sarasota Music Festival sitting principal violist and performing the Mendelssohn Octet with the Pacifica String Quartet. In 2020, Devin attended the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Program. In November of 2021, Devin will be participating as a finalist in the 2020 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition in Birmingham, England.

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

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

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.

Min Young will be releasing her first record “The Russian Album” with PENTATONE with Spanish Violist Jesus Rodolfo in Oct 2021.The album includes works for viola and piano by Stravinsky, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev. She is a Founder/Artistic Director of Kallos Chamber Music Series.

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

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