Date & Time
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 5:30pm
Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
(entrance on E. 25th Street)
New York, New York
Armistice Day Concert: Music of the World War I Era
|D'un matin de printemps (1918)||Lili Boulanger (1893–1918)|
|Fantaisie (1913)||Georges Hüe (1858–1948)|
|Judith Mendenhall, flute • Soyeon Kim, piano|
|Trois Aquarelles (1915, pub. 1921)||Philippe Gaubert (1879–1941)|
|Soo-Kyung Park, flute • Sean Katsuyama, cello • Lora Tchekoratova, piano|
|Elegiac Trio (1916, pub. 1920)||Arnold Bax (1883–1953)|
|Sonata for flute, viola, and harp (1915)||Claude Debussy (1862–1918)|
Auréole: Laura Gilbert, flute • Mary Hammann, viola • Stacey Shames, harp
|Concert curated by Nancy Toff|
Link to newsletter article and supplementary material here.
Program subject to change.
Admission: Free to NYFC members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students and seniors (65+) at the door.
Judith Mendenhall, principal flutist of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra and a member of the Berkshire Bach Society, is flute professor at the Mannes School of Music/The New School and Queens College. She received the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award from The New School, where she is chair of the wind department. Her annual summer festivals include the Interlochen Flute Institute and the Aria International Summer Academy at Mt. Holyoke, MA.
Pianist Soyeon Kim has performed throughout the USA, Europe, and Korea, at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, Zankel Hall, and Weill Recital Hall in NYC, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Musikverein in Vienna. Ms. Kim holds BM and MM degrees in piano performance from Seoul National University and the MM and DMA in accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music, where she served as a vocal coach and staff pianist for 12 years. She is on the piano faculty at Montclair (NJ) State University.
Soo-Kyung Park has performed in the US, Europe, and Asia. Recent appearances include double concerto performances with Keith Underwood and Carol Wincenc in New York. She released her first album, Reminiscing (SONY Korea), in 2013. Ms. Park is an artist professor at NYU and teaches at Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College. As the founding member and artistic director of the Musicians of Lenox Hill, she has led the ensemble for nearly two decades. She earned her BM and MM at Juilliard, studying with Julius Baker and Jeanne Baxtresser.
Cellist Sean Katsuyama is a frequent performer on New York’s concert stages and Broadway theaters and a founding member of the Iris Quartet. He was a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Pacific Music Festival Orchestras. A graduate of Juilliard, where he studied with Channing Robbins and Harvey Shapiro, he is on the faculty of Bard College’s Preparatory Division and teaches at the Globe Institute and the Collegiate School.
Lora Tchekoratova won first prize at the Washington International Competition for pianists. She received her bachelor's, master's, and DMA degrees as a student of Seymour Lipkin at Juilliard. She has made numerous recordings for radio and television in Bulgaria, Sweden, Finland, and the US. In 2005 she co-founded the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York at the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria.She is artistic director of the Salon de Virtuosi and teaches at Mannes Prep at the New School.
The chamber ensemble Auréole has been active for more than 25 years. It has commissioned more than 100 works that continue the tradition of the Debussy Sonata, ranging from Ren-aissance and baroque transcriptions to works by contemporary composers. It has recorded 14 albums of the Beatles, Celtic, and Latin music as well as classical repertoire.
Laura Gilbert has appeared around the world as chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist. She was co-artistic director of Monadnock Music (2006-11) and in 2012 co-founded Electric Earth Concerts, a year-round music festival in Peterborough, NH. Ms. Gilbert has appeared with Musicians from Marlboro, Alexander Schneider’s Brandenburg Ensemble, the Borromeo, Brentano, Saint Lawrence, and Ciompi String Quartets, Chamber Music at the 92nd Street Y, Saint Luke’s Ensemble and Orchestra, and Speculum Musicae. Her discography includes Dawn Upshaw’s Girl with the Orange Lips and solo CDs of music of Prokofiev and Takemitsu (Koch). She teaches at Mannes College and Saint Ann’s School.
Mary Hammann has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1992. She has performed with the Marlboro, Grand, and Mostly Mozart festivals and has collaborated with such artists as Felix Galimir, Rudolf Serkin and the Guarneri String Quartet. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, she earned her MM at the Mannes College of Music, where her teachers were Walter Trampler, Michael Tree, and Karen Tuttle.
Stacey Shames is solo harpist of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and acting principal harpist of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as concerto soloist with the St. Louis Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, National Chamber Orchestra, and Juilliard Symphony. She has collaborated with Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, James Galway, Andreas Scholl, Placido Domingo, Joshua Bell, and Gil Shaham in recording, concert, and television appearances.