© Hermann Wendler

Rendez-vous Musical #67

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, February 9 for the next Rendez-vous Musical. This informal concert series is an opportunity for them to present the pieces they are working on, and for the audience to (re)discover classical, contemporary and sometimes even new compositions in a warm and friendly atmosphere. After the concert, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the exhibition « Reimagining the Black Identity ».

Free entry. Next concert: Sunday, February 23


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Préludes, Livre II
Feuilles mortes
La Puerta del Vino

Daniel Schreiner, piano

Betsy Jolas (1926-)
Épisode cinquième
Mosa Tsay, cello

Kaija Saariaho (1952-)
Mosa Tsay, cello

Kaija Saariaho (1952-)
Spins and Spells
Mosa Tsay, cello

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Après un rêve Automne 
Inna Kalugina, soprano & Ariel Lima, piano

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Entr’acte de Carmen
Elias Rodruigez, clarinet, Thomaz Tavarez, flute & Olivia Kim, harp

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Pavane pour une infante défunte for flute and harp
Thomaz Tavarez, flute & Olivia Kim, harp

About the Artists

Lyric soprano Solange Adamson sings a variety of operatic roles in the US and Europe. A student of Vladimir Chernov and Olga Toporkova, she began studies this fall at École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot, in the Cycle de perfectionnement. An avid performer of new music, she collaborated with composer Gabrielle Owens to create a song cycle based on the 13th century poetry of Beatriz de Dia which premiered in 2019. With Opera UCLA, she created the roles of Sor Andrea in Carla Lucero’s opera Juana, and the Queen in Nicki Sohn’s The Emperor’s New Clothes. In the 2017/18 season, she performed the roles of Indiana Elliott in Virgil Thompson’s The Mother of Us All, Dardano in Handel’s Amadigi, both with Opera UCLA, and the Abbess in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Center for Opera Studies in Italy.

An international prize-winning harpist, Olivia Kim, has performed worldwide both as a soloist and collaboratively with renowned orchestras, and chamber musicians. She was a featured soloist with the League of Strings on their China tour and was invited to present a concert at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong. She is a regular guest harpist at the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, to give recitals and masterclasses. Olivia earned her Master’s degree in harp performance/pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory in 2017 with a full scholarship and was awarded the Harold Randolph prize upon graduation. She currently studies at École Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of Nicholas Tulliez.

Clarinetist Elias Rodriguez made his national solo debut at the age of 16, after performing on a live broadcast of NPR’s « From the Top. » He has since appeared in international music festivals throughout the Americas and Europe, from the Grafenegg Festival in Austria to teaching masterclasses in Cali, Colombia. He is an alumnus of the New York based ensemble, «The Orchestra Now,» with which he has performed as a soloist on New York public radio, recorded a CD on Hyperion Records, and played a concert series at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. Elias was awarded the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship and an artist residency at the Fondation des États-Unis.

A musician, composer, and interdisciplinary artist of diverse interests, Daniel Schreiner is continuing to fashion an eclectic career. Recent collaborative engagements include concerts with members of the JACK Quartet at New Music on the Point in Vermont; joint recitals of Debussy and Ligeti Etudes with Shuhui Zhou in New York and at Bard College; and performances as guest alumnus at Williams College’s Iota Festival of New Music. Daniel is a founding member of KnoxTrio, a newly-formed flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to experimental contemporary repertoire, whose successful first season commissioned three world premieres by living composers responding to the environment and climate change. A recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis, Daniel currently lives in Paris, France, studying at La Schola Cantorum with Billy Eidi.

Flutist Thomaz Tavares Paes has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as a « polished performer, with a pure, direct sound…embracing the work’s lyrical and virtuoso demands. » A native New Yorker later raised in Brazil, Thomaz Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello with a “Premier Young Artist” scholarship. He later started his graduate studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under international soloist Jean Ferrandis, and recently obtained his Diplome Supérieur D’Execution with unanimous distinction from the jury. Tavares is a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year, during which he will be exploring French solo and chamber music of the Belle Epoque period as well as interning with the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe.

Mosa Tsay is a cellist and concert experience designer. A recipient of the Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, Mosa will study with Anssi Karttunen, focusing on contemporary works for cello (and electronics) by Betsy Jolas, Kaija Saariaho, and Pascal Dusapin. In New York, she performs with Wavefield Ensemble and has been a frequent collaborator with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). As a musician ambassador and Regional Community Manager for Groupmuse, Mosa has presented and performed 100 house concerts in New York and San Francisco. Mosa is a founder of Versoi Ensemble, a Finnish and American « cultural exchange through chamber music,«  which debuted in New York in 2018 and was the first classical ensemble to perform at Kyrö Distillery in Finland. Mosa received her Master of Music from The Juilliard School. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Music and in Society and Environment from University of California, Berkeley.

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