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Rendez-vous Musical #64

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, December 8 for the last Rendez-vous Musical of the year 2019!

Free entry.

The Program

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Sonatine Pastorale, op. 383
I. Entrée
II. Romance
III. Gigue
Olivia Kugiya, violin

Béla Kovács (1937- )
Hommage to J.S. Bach
Elias Rodriguez, clarinet

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956)
Concerto for harp and orchestra, op. 74
II. Tema con variazoni
Olivia Hyoyeon Kim, harp & Daniel Schreiner, piano

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Sonata for violin and piano no. 1 in A major, op. 13
I. Allegro molto
Nicole León, violin & Suejin Jung, piano

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
“Il est doux, il est bon” from Hérodiade
Solange Adamson, soprano & Suejin Jung, piano

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
Three Preludes
I. D’ombre et de silence
Daniel Schreiner, piano

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Preludes, op. 103
V. En Ré mineur
VI. En Mi bémol mineur
Daniel Schreiner, piano

The Musicians in Residence

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.

Edo Frenkel is a « feisty » (LA Times) young conductor, composer, and pianist, quickly gaining attention for his « performances of both intimacy and intensity » (Opera Magazine). He has guest conducted LUDWIG, Baltimore Symphony, Ensemble Meitar, Ensemble Mise-en, and has appeared in performances with such notable groups as Tonkünstler Orchester-Neider Östereich, Ensemble Intercontemporain, members of New World Symphony, and IEMA. He has performed in the Ojai, Aldeburgh, and Lucerne Festivals. Mr. Frenkel has worked as the assistant conductor to Sir Simon Rattle, Brad Lubman, Franck Ollu, and Barbara Hannigan. In addition to working as Hannigan’s assistant, he served as répétiteur, coach, and keyboard player for the LUDWIG European/US tour. Additionally, he collaborated with Barbara Hannigan as rehearsal pianist on the Satie: Socrate project at the Ruhrtriennale Festival and at the Park Ave. Armory.

Korean American pianist Suejin Jung has appeared in concert at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, Count Basie Theatre, le Poisson Rouge, and other opportunities through the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Highlights of 2019-2020 season include an artist residency at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France as a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, performance at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and guest artist appearance at the Vršac International Chamber Music Festival in Vršac, Serbia. Her interview and performances have been broadcasted live on WWFM radio and aired nationally in a documentary Piano Forte on PBS. She studied at The Juilliard School and is a candidate of DMA at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University. Currently, she is pursuing a stage de perfectionnement at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where she is working closely with Anne Queffélec.

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.

Guest Musicians

Violinist Nicole León has performed in concert halls throughout the United States and France, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the United Nations, Salle Pleyel, Salle Cortot and the Philharmonie de Paris. She has also performed at prestigious music festivals such as the Perlman Music Program, the Aspen Music Festival, Music at Menlo, and the Fontainebleau Festival in France. Nicole holds degrees from the Juilliard School, where she was a student of Itzhak Perlman, and an Artist Diploma from the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP). During her studies, Nicole embarked on a three-year interdisciplinary project with the conservatory’s dance department to explore the link between music and dance. Nicole also recorded the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Paris Conservatory’s Laureate Orchestra. In 2016, Nicole won a tutti position with the Paris Chamber Orchestra.

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