Join us on Saturday, October 22 at 3:00 pm to enjoy a performance by violinist Grace Park and pianist Mika Sasaki. Ms. Park is the winner of the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition.



Program

Composer Work Year
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Sonata in B-flat major, K. 454 1784
Igor Stravinsky Divertimento for Violin and Piano 1934
Intermission
Clara Schumann Three Romances, Op. 22 1853
Johannes Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 1888


About the Artists

Grace Park

Violinist Grace Park captivates audiences with her artistry, passion and virtuosity. Winner of the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition, she showcases her artistry as a dynamic soloist and dedicated chamber musician.

Ms. Park has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Canada at venues such as Walt Disney Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Rudolfinum in Prague, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jordan Hall and Tri-Noon at Rockefeller University. She has performed in festivals such as Music@Menlo, IMS Prussia Cove, Festival Mozaic, Yellowbarn, and Perlman Music Program.

A devoted and passionate educator, Ms. Park is an alumnus of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect and has taught masterclasses and coached at Conservatorio de Musica de Cartagena, Mannes School of Music, Festival Mozaic, Arkansas University, Washington and Lee University, North Dakota State University, and Skidmore College.

A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Park began her violin studies at the Colburn School of Music. She continued her studies at Colburn Conservatory and New England Conservatory for her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Her principal teachers were Donald Weilerstein, Miriam Fried, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Robert Lipsett. She now resides in New York City.

Ms. Park performs on a 1739 Domenico Montagnana violin, on loan from an anonymous sponsor.

Mika Sasaki

Credit: Arthur Moeller

New York-based pianist Mike Sasaki is a member of the piano faculty at Juilliard. Her performances and teaching have taken her to the U.K., Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and throughout the U.S. Festival appearances have included Music@Menlo, Tanglewood, Taos, and Yellow Barn. She is the pianist of Ensemble Mélange and frequently concertizes with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble in Boston, Manhattan Chamber Players, Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, and with her duo partners.

Dr. Sasaki is an alumna of the Peabody Conservatory (B.M., M.M.) and The Juilliard School (D.M.A.). When not at the piano, she can be found tending to her houseplants, hiking, or chasing after her cat.

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, South Kingstown RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, or southeastern Connecticut is under an hour.

Map and Directions

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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.

Reservations

If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to craig@corememorymusic.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 $40 per person. If your resources are limited, please contribute whatever you can afford. 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: 25



Name Count Email Note
Comerford, Mark 32 mcomerford@math.uri.edu
Goor, Elizabeth 5 elizabethgoor5@gmail.com
Hayden, Margaret 2 marghayden@gmail.com married to Stephen Licht
Kloner, Christine 1
Kloner, Christine (guest) 1
Licht, Stephen 2 stephen.licht@gmail.com married to Margaret Hayden
May, Chaia 10 chaiammay@gmail.com mother of Ami Pienknagura
Moorehead, Keith 11 kmoorehead40o@gmail.com volunteer
Papalia, Daria 2
Total: 9