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Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor & Artistic Director
Kyunghun Kim, Principal Associate Conductor
Ke-Chia Chen, 2013-14 Composer-in-Residence



Our next concert is on Saturday May 31 at 8:30 PM

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2013–2014 CONCERT SEASON

Current as of May 13, 2014. All programs and soloists subject to change.


Season Opener: Orchestra Concert

Saturday October 5, 2013 8:00 PM
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
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Giuseppe VERDI

La Traviata Prelude to Act III
in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Ke-Chia CHEN

The Silent Flame for Horn & Orchestra
World Premiere of orchestral version
Elizabeth Martignetti, Horn
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Pablo de SARASATE

Zigeunerweisen for Violin & Orchestra
Sean Lee, Violin
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Johannes BRAHMS

Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
(reconstruction of version for chamber orchestra by Yoon Lee)
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Admission (Advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets): $20 general / $12 seniors / $10 students with ID.

(At the door, cash only): $25 general / $15 seniors / $12 students with ID.
Doors will open at 7:30 on the day of the concert.


Sonorous Strings: String Orchestra Concert

Wednesday November 13, 2013 8:00 PM
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
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Antonio VIVALDI

Concerto in G Major, RV 151 "alla rustica"
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Tomaso VITALI

Chaconne for Violin & String Orchestra
World Premiere of new arrangement by Yoon Jae Lee
Miyun Chung, Violin
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Ke-Chia CHEN

The Desires for Viola & Orchestra
New York Premiere
Rachel Ku, Viola
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Gustav MAHLER

"Adagietto" from Symphony No. 5
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Bela BARTOK

Divertimento for String Orchestra
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Admission (Advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets): $20 general / $12 seniors / $10 students with ID.

(At the door, cash only): $25 general / $15 seniors / $12 students with ID.
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Doors will open at 7:30 on the day of the concert.


Cultural Convergences Holiday Concert

Saturday December 21, 2013 8:00 PM
St. Peter's Chelsea
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TBA

featruing Korean artists Kim Gye Ok, Heeryon Kim, & Rami Seo

Ralph VAUGHN-WILLIAMS

Two Songs from Song of Travel
George Rockman, Baritone
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Georges BIZET

Suite Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite), Op. 22
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Bumhoon PARK

Gayasong, 25 string Gayageum Concerto
Rami Seo, Gayageum

Johann STRAUSS II

An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danue), Op. 314

Namyong HAN

Nodul River Side, So Haegeum Concerto
Heeryon Kim, So Haegeum
Orchestration by Heeryon Kim

Gye Ok KIM

Pride of Goong Taryung, A Song of Gyungbok Palace for Gayageum & Orchestra
Gye Ok Kim, Gayageum

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY

Selections from the Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Remainder of program TBA

Admission (Advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets): $20 general / $12 seniors / $10 students with ID.

(At the door, cash only): $25 general / $15 seniors / $12 students with ID.
Doors will open at 7:30 on the day of the concert.


Music for Chamber Ensembles Concert

Wednesday January 22, 2014 8:00 PM
Christ and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
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Daniel FELSENFELD

Thursday Night Overture
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Arthur HONEGGER

Pastorale d'été
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Ke Chia CHEN

The Desires for Viola and Chamber Ensemble
New York Premiere / World Premiere of version for chamber ensemble
Toby Appel, Viola
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Felix MENDELSSOHN

Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66

Admission (Advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets): $20 general / $12 seniors / $10 students with ID.

(At the door, cash only): $25 general / $15 seniors / $12 students with ID.
Doors will open at 7:30 on the day of the concert.


Life, Hopes & Dreams: Chen & Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

Saturday April 5, 2014 8:00 PM
St. Michael's Church
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Ke-Chia CHEN

Chasing The Sun
New York Premiere
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Gustav MAHLER

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
A cappella choral arrangement sung by the Young New Yorkers' Chorus
Michael Kerschner, Conductor

Gustav MAHLER

Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection"
World Premiere of orchestral reduction for chamber orchestra by Yoon Jae Lee
TBA, Soprano
Hyona Kim, Mezzo-Soprano
Young New Yorkers' Chorus; Michael Kerschner, Artistic Director
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Admission (Advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets): $20 general / $15 seniors / $12 students with ID.

(At the door, cash only): $25 general / $20 seniors / $15 students with ID.
Doors will open at 7:30 on the day of the concert.


2013-14 Young Artist Competition

Final Round
Tuesday May 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
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Featuring talented young instrumentalists and vocalists from the metropolitan New York area.

Admission: Free and open to the public.


Ensemble 212 Season Finale & Annual Young Artist Showcase Concert

Saturday May 31, 2014 8:30 PM
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
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Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART

Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) Overture, K. 486
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Ke-Chia CHEN

Wind Dance for String Orchestra
World Premiere commissioned by Ensemble 212 and written especially for our 10th Anniversary
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
1st Movement
featuring Alice Ivy-Pemberton, Grand Prize Winner of the 2013-14 Young Artist Competition
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY

Variations on a Rococo Theme for Violoncello & Orchestra, Op. 33 (excerpts arr. by Wilhelm Fitzenhagen)
featuring Derek Louie, 2nd Prize Winner of the 2013-14 Young Artist Competition
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

A silent auction featuring unique artwork by local artists will be held in the lobby.
Tickets: $25 / $12 students with ID

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