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Tue, Sep 14


First Presbyterian Church

Opening Night: When Beauty Triumphs

Celebrate the return of live music with us! Our Opening Night concert will offer hope, comfort, and camaraderie after nearly 18 months of isolation. Each piece, born out of struggle and hardship, conveys an internal journey of triumph through beauty and joy.

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Opening Night: When Beauty Triumphs
Opening Night: When Beauty Triumphs

Time & Location

Sep 14, 2021, 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA


About the event

Opening Night


The musical selections of Kallos’s first program share hope and comfort after what has been a difficult 18-months of isolation, loss, pain, and darkness. Each piece, conceived in a space of immense struggle and hardship, takes us on a revelatory journey through sound, structure, and harmony, conveying the composer’s utmost intimate voyage to joy, beauty, and triumph. Making their Kallos debut, the award-winning Ulysses String Quartet will join Kallos Artistic Director and pianist Min Young Kang. 

TUESDAY, SEP 14, 2021

AT 7:30PM

First Presbyterian Church New Haven

(704 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT)


Jessie Montgomery (b.1981)        Peace for violin and piano (2020)

Dmitri Shostakovich(1906-76)        Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57  

Gustav Mahler(1860-1911)           Liebst du um Schönheit

                                                                   Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen         

                                                                   from Rückert-Lieder arranged for cello and piano    

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)      String Quartet No. 14  in C-sharp minor, Op.131     



 “The Ulysses Quartet projects that avid enthusiasm we critics immediately fall for” 

— san diego story

The Ulysses String Quartet has been praised for their “textural versatility,” “grave beauty” and “the kind of chemistry many quartets long for, but rarely achieve” (The Strad), as well as their “avid enthusiasm ... [with] chops to back up their passion” (San Diego Story), “delivered with a blend of exuberance and polished artistry” (The Buffalo News).

Founded in the summer of 2015, the group won the grand prize and gold medal in the senior string division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and first prize in the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition. In 2017, the quartet finished first in the American Prize and won second prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. They were winners of the Vietnam International Music Competition in 2019, and recipients of a Salon de Virtuosi 2021 Career Grant. From 2017 to 2019, Ulysses was in residence at the Louis Moreau Institute in New Orleans, working with composer Morris Rosenzweig.

In fall 2019, the Ulysses Quartet were named as Lisa Arnhold Fellows of the Juilliard School, an appointment that has been extended through May 2022.

To learn more about them, please visit their website at


"an Absolute Gem"

ㅡ 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.

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, pleaese visit her website at


Our Ticket is tiered on a a scale for what you are willing and able to give.

​Our live in-person concert will also be live-streamed. You can purchase discounted live streaming tickets for $15. 

Tickets / Contribution Levels

Free — Students (Age 12 +)

$15 – Livestream Tickets (Online only)

$25— Friends of Kallos Musicians

$50 – Supporter of Kallos Musicians

$100 – Benefactor of Kallos Musicians

***About our Livestream Tickets

  • A link will be sent a day before the concert.
  • This link will be available for you for a week.

Covid-19 Policies and Protocols

The safety and security of our audience members and artists  remain our highest priority. KALLOS CMS's current attendance policies and protocols are as follows:

  • All audience members and artists must show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 or negative test result before being admitted to Kallos Concerts.
  • In order to encourage socially distanced seating, a maximum of 60 tickets will be available in the the 200 seat sanctuary.
  • ​In accordance with current Covid-19 policy in New Haven, face masks for both vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees will be required. ​
  • ​The minimum age for attending Kallos Concerts will be 12 until younger children become eligible for vaccinations.
  • Hand Sanitizers will be available at the concert.


  • Friends of Kallos

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  • Supporter of Kallos

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  • Benefactor of Kallos

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  • Free Student Ticket (Age 12+)

    Please bring a valid Student ID to the concert!

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  • Live Stream Ticket

    A link to a livestream with an instruction will be sent prior to our event.

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