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Friday   August 19, 2016 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Is It Jazz?

On the 100th anniversary of the word “jazz,” we consider the question everyone was asking back then: “What IS jazz?” This diverse and diverting program looks at the many ways jazz has crossed paths with traditional concert music, in works ranging from Gershwin to Bernstein to Coltrane to Wynton Marsalis’s String Quartet (At the Octoroon Balls) to Francis Poulenc’s raucous music hall entertainment for nine, Le bal masqué (The Masked Ball).

Program:

Poulenc: Le bal masqué
Gershwin: Three Preludes
Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata
Dalbavie: Axiom
Coltrane: Venus
W. Marsalis: At the Octoroon Balls
Schoenfield: Café Music

    



Musicians:

Peter  Evans
Peter Evans
Trumpet
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Peter Evans, Trumpet

Peter Evans is a trumpet player and improviser/composer based in New York City. He is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation, and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions. Evans is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool. He leads the Peter Evans Quintet and the Zebulon Trio. In addition, he performs and records solo trumpet music and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field.

Evans is a member of Pulverize the Sound, Rocket Science, and Premature Burial and has played with groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble and Wet Ink. He has had commissions from the International Contemporary Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, and the Jerome Foundation's Emerging Artist Program. In 2014, he was Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY. He participates in major international festivals and has toured his own groups extensively in Europe, Canada, and the United States. Evans' recording label, More is More Records, has released several highly acclaimed albums.

Learn more at http://pevans.squarespace.com/.

Performing:
Friday, August 19

Kyu-Young Kim
Kyu-Young Kim
Violin
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Kyu-Young Kim, Violin

Kyu-Young Kim is one of the most versatile and accomplished violinists of his generation. Hailed by John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune for his "flawless musical and technical command", Kim is an active soloist and chamber musician. He has recently toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia, performing in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Seoul Arts Center, the Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), and the Beethoven-Haus (Bonn). As a founding member of the Daedalus Quartet, and was a member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Two Program. He has also served as guest concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and is a member of both the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
Mr. Kim is a recipient of the 2007 Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center in recognition of outstanding young artists from the Lincoln Center community. He is also a winner of a McKnight Fellowship as a member of the Soyulla Duo with his wife, cellist Pitnarry Shin. Mr. Kim's other chamber music activities have included collaborations with pianist Gary Graffman and the Juilliard String Quartet, and performances with the Chicago Contemporary Players, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the DaCapo Chamber Players, and the New Juilliard Ensemble. He has toured on four continents with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and has performed with the Sejong Soloists.

Performing:
Friday, August 19

John Moore
John Moore
Baritone
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John Moore, Baritone

A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Program, John Moore is garnering praise for his energetic performances and burnished baritone. In 2007, he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera singing Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He first performed internationally at Welsh National Opera in 2008 singing Figaro in WNO's acclaimed English Barber of Seville.

Among the roles for which he is known are Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro (Seattle and Atlanta Operas, Glyndebourne Opera Touring Ensemble), Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Metropolitan and Portland Operas), and Donald in Billy Budd (Glyndebourne Festival and Metropolitan Operas). Future seasons include a debut with Opera Philadelphia and returns to the Metropolitan Opera.

Learn more at http://www.moorebaritone.com/bio.html.

Performing:
Friday, August 19

Adrian Morejon
Adrian Morejon
Bassoon
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Adrian Morejon, Bassoon

Praised for his "teeming energy" and "precise control" by the New York Times and for having "every note varnished to a high gloss" by the Boston Globe, bassoonist Adrian Morejon has established himself as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.Morejon has soloed in New York, Boston, Vienna, Prague, Memphis, and Miami with the Talea Ensemble, IRIS Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), and the Miami Symphony. He is a founding member of Sospiro Winds, the bassoon duo Dark & Stormy, and the Gene Project; he is also a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet, Talea Ensemble, and Metropolis Ensemble. He has appeared as guest artist with many groups including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Boston Chamber Music Society. Morejon is co-principal of IRIS Orchestra and has performed with the Philadelphia and Orpheus Chamber Orchestras and others.
Morejon did graduate work with Frank Morelli at Yale. Earlier, he studied with Bernard Garfield at Curtis. He is currently on faculty at the Boston Conservatory, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and Purchase College Conservatory of Music.

Learn more at http://www.adrianmorejon.com/.

Performing:
Friday, August 19

Natalie Zhu
Natalie Zhu
Piano
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Natalie Zhu, Piano

Natalie Zhu has performed widely in North America, Europe, and Asia as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. From 1997 to 2006, she toured with Hilary Hahn throughout the U.S. and in Hanoi, Bangkok, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Lyon, Lucerne, Hamburg, Geneva, London, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has performed with both the Vermeer and Miami quartets and collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Orion, Mendelssohn, and Ying Quartets as well as the Beaux Arts Trio.

Zhu received a 2006 Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Award, the 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2003 Andrew Wolf Memorial Chamber Music Award. She also won the Astral Artistic Services 1998 National Auditions as well as grand prize in the both the 1988 and 1989 Young Keyboard Artists Association Competition. She was the first-prize winner in the Johanna Hodges Piano Concerto Competition in 1988 and 1991, and also received its 1991 Concert Series Award.

Zhu began piano studies at six in China and emigrated to the U.S. at eleven. She studied with Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute and with Claude Frank at the Yale School of Music.

Performing:
Friday, August 19


Concert Sponsors:

David Graham, the Jean Graham Trust, and Fred & Ginny Marty

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Natalie Zhu sponsored by Donna Graber, Planning Sense, Inc.