Wed, Nov 29|
Kallos YouTube Channel
[LIVESTREAM] Myths, Moods, and Memories
The inaugural concert of Kallos' 2023-2024 transports you on a musical journey through a spectrum of emotions and narratives.
Time & Location
Nov 29, 2023, 7:30 PM
Kallos YouTube Channel
About the event
Join Kallos' exciting trio of musicians as they delve into the rich tapestry of human experience by exploring six distinct works: Saint-Saën's wild whirling tarantella; Reinecke's narrative Ballade, weaving tales of wonder; the hidden gem, Florent Schmitt's utterly delightful Sonatine; the playfully lighthearted sonatina from the late composer Horovitz, Connesson's classical rendition of raw techno music; and, closing the concert, Coleman's take on poetic memories of Langston Hughes of Harlem and Europe.
P R O G R A M
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Tarantella for flute, clarinet, and piano
Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
Ballade for flute and piano
Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)
Sonatine en trio, Op. 85
Joseph Horovitz (1926-2022)
Sonatine for clarinet and piano
Guillaume Connesson (b.1970)
Techno Parade for flute, clarinet, and piano
Valerie Coleman (b.1970)
Portraits of Langston for flute, clarinet,
and piano with a narrator Helen Keller Danse Africaine In Time of Silver Rain
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Beomjae Kim, flute
The New York Times has praised flutist Beomjae Kim’s playing for its “memorable eloquence.” Beomjae [pronunciation: buhm-jae] has appeared in various concerts at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Stern Auditorium, Lincoln Center, (le) Poisson Rouge, National Sawdust, Trinity Wall Street, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts and the Seoul Arts Center. His performances have been broadcasted live on New York City’s WQXR, Philadelphia's WRTI, Chicago’s WFMT and Medici TV.
Beomjae is an alumnus of Ensemble Connect (formerly known as Ensemble ACJW) – a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and Weill Music Institute. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with renowned orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, American Composers, and Korean National Symphony Orchestra. Throughout his career, he has worked with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Marin Alsop, Semyon Bychkov, and many others. Beomjae was also featured as one of the six emerging artists in classical music by Symphony Magazine (published by League of American Orchestras) in their Winter 2020 issue, and on WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase.
Bixby Kennedy, clarinet
Admired for his “marvelous ringing tone” (Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union) Bixby Kennedy is one of the most versatile clarinetists of his generation. He has performed concerti with orchestras including the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and New Haven Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Bixby has performed throughout the US and Europe in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, Marlboro Music Festival, and is the clarinetist for the “explosive” New York City based chamber ensemble Frisson. He has appeared as a guest artist with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and The Knights. As an orchestral musician, Bixby has performed with the MET Opera and NY Philharmonic in addition to regular engagements with the Albany and New Haven Symphony Orchestras. On period instruments, Bixby has performed classical repertoire on original and replica instruments throughout the US with Grand Harmonie Orchestra. He is a former member of Ensemble Connect and works as a teaching artist throughout the US. As an arranger, his works have been performed by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Schumann, Frisson, Ensemble Connect, and Symphony in C. He loves traveling, trying new foods, laughing, hiking, and playing tennis.
Min Young Kang, Piano
Praised as “an absolute gem” by 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.
Min Young recently released her first record “Remembering Russia” with
PENTATONE with Spanish Violist Jesus Rodolfo in Oct 2021 and her playing
was described as ‘sensitive’ and ‘nuanced with a lyrical right hand’ in the review
by Tarraco Culture Club. A prize winner at both the J.C. Arriaga Chamber
Music Competition, Artur Balsam Duo Competition, and Lillian Fuchs
Chamber Music 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.
Livestream TicketsFrom $15.00 to $100.00