Join us on Saturday, September 11 at 3:00 pm to hear cellist Chase Park and pianist Audrey Vardanega in concert. Mr. Park is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
|Johann Sebastian Bach||Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029||?|
|Franz Schubert||Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821||1824|
|Luigi Dallapiccola||Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio||1945|
|Leoš Janáček||On an Overgrown Path, Book I (selections)||1908|
|Frédéric Chopin||Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27/2||1836|
About the Artists
Exciting young cellist and passionate learner, Chase Park is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music’s Valerija and Ladislaus Medveckis Fellowship, where he studied with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. Performances through Curtis on Tour brought him to international stages in Athens, Paris, Kempten, Teulada, and Berlin, in 2019 launching his international reputation.
Chase began his musical studies at the age of four with Madeleine Golz at the Thurnauer School of Music. After his acceptance to the Perlman Music Program at the age of eleven, Chase continued his studies with Dr. Minhye Clara Kim at the Juilliard School’s Pre College Division. In addition to his lessons with Dr. Kim, Chase studied extensively with legendary cellists Ronald Leonard and Paul Katz until his acceptance at the Curtis Institute of Music. At Curtis, Chase spent much of his time playing for Pamela Frank, which was instrumental in his development as an interpreter and chamber musician. He is currently pursuing his masters degree at the Juilliard School back with Dr. Kim.
Chase devotes all of his study to exploring new sound worlds and imagining ways of relating what he hears and sees to his listeners. He is currently immersed in the sound of solo cello and is working towards adapting film to all of the pieces he has explored since the pandemic.
A native of Oakland, California, Audrey Vardanega began studying piano at age 6. She debuted as a soloist with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra at age 10 and played her first solo recital two years later. Now at 25, her years of experience touring internationally as a solo and chamber musician have earned her numerous accolades.
Audrey’s formal music education began at The Crowden School in Berkeley, California. After graduating from Columbia University in 2017, she studied piano performance with Richard Goode at the Mannes School of Music in New York City. Audrey earned the Master of Music degree at Mannes in 2019 and now studies privately with Mr. Goode.
In addition to her performance activities, Audrey composes music and serves as artistic director of Musaics of the Bay, a chamber music program that pairs performers and living composers with visual artists, poets, sculptors, and filmmakers to create musical compositions based on works of art.
About the Concert
Our concerts take place at a private residence in southern Rhode Island, near the villages of Wakefield and Peace Dale. The address is 103 North Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879.
This performance begins at 3:00 pm. One hour before the performance, the concert host will lead a short discussion about today’s program. Afterwards, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their activities and career plans.
Advance reservations are required. If you would like to attend this concert, send us an email and tell us the number of seats to reserve. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation; otherwise we’ll add you to the waiting list. If we confirm your reservation and you later decide not to attend, please let us know so others can take your place.
The suggested contribution is $40 per person. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.