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Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society “Spooky Soirée”

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Saturday, October 30, 7:00pm

Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society will be performing on Saturday, October 30th at the conclusion of their first weeklong residency of Season 3! This Spooky Soirée will be a boisterous, exciting, beautiful evening with everything that makes us all love music.

Be swept away by the magically haunting tunes that will enchant us by Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society artists Jia Kim (cello), Molly Carr (viola), Euntaek Kim (piano) and Siwoo Kim (violin)! Come celebrate the ghoulish holiday with repertoire sure to cause trepidations with selections from Schubert – “Erlkonig”, Prokofiev – Suggestion Diabolique and selections from “Romeo and Juliet”, and Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, “Werther.

The vibrant quartet will hold a public performance at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on October 30th, 2021 at 7pm. The performance, with both in-person and livestream ticket options, is the first of three week-long residencies planned for the third season.

Upcoming CMS residency performances will be held on:

Sunday, January 16th performance, “Music Beyond Borders”
Saturday, April 9th performance, “Spring Into Strings”

This Season is made possible through the generous support of Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society’s members and sponsors including:

Season Sponsors: Richard and Clea James (In honor of Irene Bareau), The Netter Foundation, The Stires-Stark Family Foundation, and Jill and Roger Witten;

Residency Sponsors: Robi and Jim Hodge;

Artist Sponsors: Leslie Abramson and Fred Rossman, Joan and Henry Binder, Lisa Hagerty and George Gay, Natalie and Tom Hubbs, Caren and Howard Merson, Sylvia and Bill Pope, and Barbara and David Siegel. 

Event Sponsor: NJoy Weddings and Events; Lodging Sponsors: Dianne and Robert Brown, Edson Hill, and Intimate Weddings; Beverage Sponsor: Farrell Distributing; and Media Sponsor: Front Porch Forum. 

About the Artists:

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 Time​s. ​ 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. Jia Kim’s full bio can be found here.

Violist Molly Carr enjoys a diverse musical career as recitalist, chamber musician, educator, and artistic director. Hailed as “one of the most interesting interpreters of the viola today” (Codalario Spain) and praised for her “intoxicating” (New York Times) and “ravishing” (STRAD) performances, she has been the recipient of numerous international awards, including the Primrose International Viola Competition, Chamber Music America, ProMusicis Foundation, and the Davidson Institute, and was honored in 2018 at the United Nations for her work with refugees around the globe through the Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project.

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 a soloist and chamber musician, and he is the co-founding artistic director of VIVO Music Festival in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Euntaek Kim: Euntaek Kim is a classically trained pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor. A native of South Korea, Euntaek began his piano lessons at age three and was admitted to the preparatory division of the Korean National University of Arts at age nine. At twelve, he took his first conducting lesson and gave his first public piano recital in Seoul, presented by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation. A year later, Euntaek emigrated to the United States to begin piano studies at The Juilliard Pre-College. Euntaek has appeared at numerous venues around the world, such as the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Steinway Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, CO, to name a few.


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