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CMS Season 4: Spooky Soirée: Dark and Stormy

Saturday, October 29, 7:00pm

Join us for the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society Season 4 Performance- Spooky Soirée: Dark and Stormy, October 29 at 7:00PM

Artistic Director, Jia Kim (cello), will be joined by an ensemble of world class musicians comprised of: Siwoo Kim, violin; Colin Brookes, viola; ET Kim, piano, for a thrilling, haunting, and heart wrenchingly beautiful program of music. This performance will conclude the week-long residency consisting of community and education outreach programs at area schools, businesses, and community centers.

The evening will feature Saint-Saens Danse Macabre, and Faure’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in. G minor, a program sure to spook!

Grab your stormy, spookiest garb if so inclined (dressing up is encouraged) and make a night of it!


Introducing the October Residency artists:


Colin Brookes (viola)
Versatile and virtuosic violist Colin Brookes is a founding member of the Ulysses Quartet. They are winners of First Prize in the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition, the Grand Prize and Gold Medal in the Senior String Division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, First Place in the American Prize, and 2nd Prize of the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2017.  Colin holds a Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School, along with a Master of Music, and Artist Diploma from Yale University. Former teachers include Ettore Causa, Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, Jeffrey Irvine, Roger Chase, Marylene Gingras-Roy and Carolyn Hills.  He currently plays on an Italian 19th century viola and bow generously on loan from the Maestro Foundation.




ET Kim (piano)
Hailed by The New York Times as “nimble” and “colorful,” the American pianist and conductor ET Kim (formerly known as Euntaek Kim) is receiving worldwide recognition for his unique and ambitious work. ET’s performances can be heard on his debut solo album, “Debut – CME Presents Vol. 3: Russian Piano,” “Hertzberg: The Rose Elf,” and “The Wake World.” His ongoing project is to record the complete solo piano works of Sergei Prokofiev, with a slated completion by 2028. ET’s orchestral conducting endeavors continue to unfold. In 2021, he was invited to participate as a fellow in the International Conducting Workshop and Festival, which took place in Lviv, Ukraine. He worked closely with the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, under the tutelage of Maestro Carl St. Clair, the artistic director of The Pacific Symphony.



Jia Kim (cello)
Korean-American cellist Jia Kim, recipient of the prestigious 2017 career award from the Leonore Annenberg Foundation for Performing and Visual Arts, leads a dynamic musical life as a performer, educator, and a passionate advocate for the Arts.  She has appeared on stages across the United States, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East with performances broadcasted on WQXR, PBS, KMZT Classical, and acclaimed by the New York Times.  As an alum of the Perlman Music Program, she joined Itzhak Perlman on a tour across Toronto, Mexico City, Virginia Beach, Miami and New York City. Currently she is on Faculty at The Juilliard School Precollege Division and New York Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Program. As Artistic Director of Central Chamber Series in NYC and Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society in Stowe, VT, she is committed to connecting with a wider audience through the powerful language of Chamber Music, both through education and performance.



Siwoo Kim (violin)
Siwoo Kim is an “incisive” and “compelling” (Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times) violinist who plays with “stylistic sensitivity and generous tonal nuance” (John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune). Siwoo performs as soloist and chamber musician, and he is the co-founding artistic director of VIVO Music Festival in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.





The Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society is made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: Drs. Leslie Abramson and Fred Rossman, Terrence Dwyer and Nancy Jeffries-Dwyer, Dean Goodermote and Diane Arnold, Thomas and Natalie Hubbs, The Merson Family / Edward Jones, Chris and Laura Ott, David and Barbara Siegel, the Stires-Stark Family Foundation, and Roger and Jill Witten. A special thank you to this residency’s lodging sponsor, Intimate Weddings, and media sponsor, Front Porch Forum. 

Would you like to support exceptional classical music in Stowe? Please support Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society and join us by becoming a member today. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Development Katya Luchanskaya at katya@sprucepeakarts.org or 802.760.4648.