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Sunday, January 26 @5pm: Rendez-vous Musical #66

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, January 26 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 « 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, February 9th

Program

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Trois études de concert S. 144
La leggierezza
~ Suejin Jung, piano

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Dolly, op. 56 for piano duet
I. Berceuse
II. Mi-a-ou
III. Le pas espagnol
~ Daniel Schreiner, piano & Suejin Jung, piano

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Jeux d’enfants, op. 22
I. Rêverie
II. Impromptu
III. Galop
~ Daniel Schreiner, piano & Suejin Jung, piano

Franz Liszt (1811-1886), trans. for harp by Henriette Renié (1875-1956)
Le Rossignol
~ Olivia Kim, harp

A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto no. 1 in G major K. 313
I. Allegro Maestoso
II. Adagio ma non troppo

~ Thomaz Tavares, flute & Daniel Schreiner, piano

Christophe Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Alceste: « Divinités du Styx »
~ Solange Adamson, soprano & Suejin Jung, piano

Phillipe Gaubert (1879-1941)
3 Aquarelles for flute, cello & piano
I. Par un clair matin
II. Soir d’Automne
III. Sérénade

~  Thomaz Tavares, flute, Alexa Ciciretti, cello & 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.

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.