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Rendez-vous Musical #65

Get the New Year off to a beautiful start, and most importantly, to great music! The Rendez-vous Musical is back on Sunday, January 12. As usual, the musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon at 5pm. After the concert, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the exhibition « 3456 … Dead» by Julian Demontelle and Maximilien Gremaud in the gallery, in presence of the artists. Free entry, join the Facebook event! Next concert: Sunday, January 26th

The Program

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012
Alexa Ciciretti, cello

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Préludes Livre I
VI. Des pas sur la neige
VII.Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest
X. La Cathédrale engloutie
Daniel Schreiner, piano

Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra Op.74
II. Theme and Variation
III. Allegro giocoso
Olivia Hyoyeon Kim, harp & Daniel Schreiner, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata No. 30 Op. 109
I. Vivace, ma non troppo/Adagio espressivo
II. Prestissimo
Suejin Jung, piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Préludes Livre I
IV. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir
Suejin Jung, piano

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Sonata No. 3 Op. 58
IV: Finale: Presto non tanto
Suejin Jung, piano

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Die Tote Stadt
Marietta’s Lied
Solange Adamson, soprano & Suejin Jung, piano

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
La Rondine “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta”
Solange Adamson, soprano & Suejin Jung, piano

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.

American cellist Alexa Ciciretti has established herself as a performer who is equally at home playing Baroque viola da gamba music, Romantic symphonies, cutting-edge contemporary music and everything in between. She is currently pursuing post-graduate studies with Anssi Karttunen at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.  Ms. Ciciretti has performed as a member of the New World Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival Academy and Alumni Orchestras, and Aspen Chamber Symphony.  She served as continuo cellist for the U.S. premiere of Vivaldi’s Farnace at Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and performed at the Ojai Festival in June 2019.  She has also performed with the Miami-based group Flamenco Sephardit and recently starred in the short film A Waning Heart which was screened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.  Ms. Ciciretti studied at Eastman School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory.

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.

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.

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