2019 - 2020 Concert Schedule

Music Mansion Recital, April 18, 2020

April 18, 2020, 7:30PM

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 18!  That evening at 7:30 pm, KCMF will present a very special concert at the Music Mansion in Providence featuring  Artistic Director and pianist Natalie Zhu performing with violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen. Elissa is known as one of the greatest violinists of her generation, and she has thrilled audiences all over the world with her “sparkling, sensual and personal” style of playing. 

Elissa will dedicate this concert to her late teacher, Aaron Rosand, known as one of the greatest violinists and teachers of the 20th century. Rosand died in 2019, at age 92, after an illustrious career as a performer and as a teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music, where Ms. Koljonen was his student and protegee.

Natalie and Elissa will perform works including  Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, the Bach and Vitali Chaconnes, short pieces by Tchaikovsky,  and Ravel’s Tzigane.

Tickets will go on sale in March 1st, 2020, so please stay tuned for more information at that time.

Program subject to change without notice.


2020 Festival Concert 1: Happy Birthday, Beethoven

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Artists

Violin Kyu-Young Kim, Jennifer Koh
Viola Burchard Tang
Cello Yegor Dyachkov, Pitnarry Shin
Bass Nathan Farrington
Piano Natalie Zhu

 

 

 

 

30 minute pre-concert talk at 6:30PM

Program

Beethoven Piano Trio Op. 1, No. 1 (30 minutes)
Eric Nathan "Far Beyond Far" (4 minutes)
Dvorak String Quintet No. 2 in G Major (32 minutes)

 

 

 

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Special Concert at the Pump House

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Artists

Bass Nathan Farrington
Guitar Adam Levin
Percussion Mari Yoshinaga

Program

To be announced

Approximately 60 minutes in length


2020 Festival Concert 2: Romantic Developments

Friday, July 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Artists

Violin Kyu-Young Kim, Jennifer Koh
Viola Che-Hung Chen, Burchard Tang
Cello Yegor Dyachkov, Pitnarry Shin
Piano Meng-Chieh Liu, Natalie Zhu

 

30 minute pre-concert talk at 6:30PM

Program

Stravinsky Italian Suite for Violin and Piano (18 minutes)
Beethoven String Trio No. 2, Op. 9, No. 1 (25 minutes)
Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat Major (35 minutes)

 

 

 

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Viola & Piano Recital

Saturday, July 25, 2020, 7:30PM

Artists

Viola Che-Yen Chen
Piano Reiko Uchida

Program

Vieuxtemps Sonata for Viola in B-flat major, Op. 36 (25 minutes)
Rachmaninoff Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 19 (35 minutes)

Location: 

St. Matthews Church, Jamestown, RI

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Program subject to change without notice


2020 Festival Concert 3: Schubert Adds a Bass (and a Trout)

Sunday July 26, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Artists

Violin Kyu-Young Kim, Jennifer Koh
Viola Burchard Tang
Cello Yegor Dyachkov, Pitnarry Shin
Bass Nathan Farrington
Piano Meng-Chieh Liu, Natalie Zhu

 

30 minute pre-concert talk at 3:00PM

Program

Haydn String Quartet in B-flat Major, "Sunrise" (23 minutes)
Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 8 (18 minutes)
Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 "The Trout" (40 minutes)

 

 

 

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2020 Festival Concert 4: Mozart's Inspiration

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Artists

Flute Beomjae Kim
Violin Zachary DePue, Noah Geller, Ayano Ninomiya
Viola Che-Hung Chen, Che-Yen Chen
Cello Efe Baltacigil, Clancy Newman
Harp Julie Smith Phillips
Piano Reiko Uchida, Natalie Zhu

Myriad Trio: Beomjae Kim, Che-Yen Chen, Julie Smith Phillips

30 minute pre-concert talk at 6:30PM

Program

Beethoven 7 Variations in E-flat Major on "Bei Männern, welche liebe fühlen" from the Magic Flute, WoO 46 (8 minutes)
David Bruce "The Eye of Night" for Flute, Viola and Harp (15 minutes)
R. Strauss String Sextet from "Capriccio", Op. 85 (9 minutes)
Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, KV. 478 (26 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 Festival Concert 5: Transfigured Night

Friday, July 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Artists

Violin Zachary DePue, Noah Geller, Ayano Ninomiya
Viola Che-Hung Chen, Che-Yen Chen
Cello Efe Baltacigil, Clancy Newman
Piano Reiko Uchida

 

30 minute pre-concert talk at 6:30PM

Program

Bridge Phantasy in F-sharp minor, H. 94 (12 minutes)
Schönberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 for String Sextet (28 minutes)
Beethoven String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29 (34 minutes)

 

 

 

 

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Special Concert: "The Nightingale's Sonata: The Musical Odyssey of Lea Luboshutz"

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Artists

Ayano Ninomiya Violin
Natalie Zhu Piano
Thomas Wolf Narrator

 

 

 

Program

An evening of music, historical photographs and readings from Dr. Thomas Wolf’s new book ‘The Nightingale’s Sonata’. This richly woven tapestry centers around his grandmother, the legendary violinist Lea Luboshutz, and her remarkable musical family. Spanning generations, from the shores of the Black Sea to the glittering concert halls of New York, it is also the story of Cesar Franck’s magnificent violin sonata, which will be performed with the Artistic Director Natalie Zhu and Violinist Ayano Ninomiya during event with narrator and performance of Cesar Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano. Please visit the website -- https://www.nightingalessonata.com


2020 Festival Concert 6: Au Revoir, Beethoven

Sunday, August 2, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Artists

Flute Beomjae Kim
Violin Zachary DePue, Noah Geller
Viola Che-Hung Chen, Che-Yen Chen
Cello Efe Baltacigil, Clancy Newman
Harp Julie Smith Phillips
Piano Natalie Zhu

Myriad Trio: Beomjae Kim, Che-Yen Chen, Julie Smith Phillips

30 minute pre-concert talk at 3:00PM

Program

Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp (15 minutes)
Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 135 (24 minutes)
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 (40 minutes)

 

 

 

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