|Ludwig van Beethoven||7 Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from The Magic Flute||WoO. 46||1801|
|Manuel de Falla||Suite Populaire Espagnole||1914|
|Lili Boulanger||Deux Morceaux||Op. 17||1911|
|Johannes Brahms||Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor||Op. 38||1865|
About the Artists
Praised for “her sense of joyful virtuosity” as concerto soloist (South Florida Classical Review), Julia Yang is a courageous and soulful cellist, multi-faceted performer, and founding member of the “riveting” (Reading Eagle) and “impeccably elegant” Merz Trio (All About the Arts).
As chamber musician, Yang has been called the “stunning find of the evening” (New York Classical Review), has been noted for her “deep tone” and “precision,” and has performed throughout the United States and internationally in Europe, Mexico, Australia and Canada (South Florida Classical Review). Festival performances include the Marlboro Music Festival, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn, Perlman Chamber Music Program, the Taos School of Music, Britten-Pears’ Young Artist Program, and Poland’s Krzyzowa-Music. Her chamber performances have been broadcast on national radio throughout the United States as well as in the UK, Germany and Poland, and she can be heard on CD with the Merz Trio’s 2021 release of INK (hailed as “entrancing” by the BBC) as well as with the Aldeburgh Strings (Linn Records).
Yang has toured as principal cellist of the New World Symphony where she was a fellow for two seasons. She has extensive experience as principal cellist under conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Susanna Malkki, James Gaffigan, John Adams, Leonard Slatkin and Nicholas McGegan in venues including Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center and Miami’s New World Center and Arsht Center.
As educator and pedagogue, Yang teaches a small number of private students, has given masterclasses at MIT, Iowa State University and the University of Tennessee, the New England Conservatory’s Prep Division and as artist faculty at C’est Bon Chamber Music Camp. In addition, Yang has worked as a Mentor at the Four Seasons Chamber Music Institute and as an Interactive Performance Coach at Carnegie Hall’s Audience Engagement Intensive. As an alum of Ensemble Connect, Yang has held educational residencies at Skidmore College, and has created and performed dozens of interactive performances for diverse audiences across NYC. Yang is an alum of Northwestern University, studying with Hans Jørgen Jensen, and the New England Conservatory, studying with Laurence Lesser and Yeesun Kim.
Praised for her “charming and uncompromised virtuosic playing” by the Calgary Herald, pianist Jung-A Bang has appeared in prestigious concert halls across the world as a soloist and collaborative artist. Ms. Bang has performed in venues including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall; Merkin Hall in New York City; Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center; Jordan Hall in Boston; Chicago’s Cultural Center (live-streamed by WFMT;) and IBK Hall at Korea Arts Center and Ewon Arts Center, both in Seoul, Korea.
In high demand as a collaborative pianist, Ms.Bang has served on the staff of Banff International Music Program and Aspen Music Festival, as well as at major music schools, including The Juilliard School and New England Conservatory.
A native of South Korea, Ms. Bang holds a Bachelor of Piano degree from New England Conservatory, a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from The Juilliard School, and a Doctorate degree in Collaborative Piano from New England Conservatory. Ms. Bang is currently a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
About the Concert
Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The address is 103 North Road, Wakefield RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour. An Amtrak station is only 10 minutes drive from the venue.
This performance begins at 3:00 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.
If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to email@example.com with the full name of each guest in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If you have a confirmed reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so another guest can take their place.
The suggested contribution is $50 per person but any amount is welcome. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.
IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.
Seating capacity for this concert: 20