Saturday, September 24, 2016

Music for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano


YoonGeong Lee, soprano, Tom Rose, clarinet, and Miles Graber, piano.

Program:
Robert Schumann: Four lieder from Myrten, Op. 25
Paul Hindemith: Clarinet sonata in B flat major
Charles Griffes: Three Songs. Arranged for soprano, clarinet, and piano by Matthew Naughtin. (This will be the world premiere performance.)
Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen

YoonGeong Lee, Tom Rose & Miles Graber at the Maybeck
Saturday September 24, 2016 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Josephine YoonGeong Lee, soprano

As a 2014 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions San Francisco district, the Korean-born Dr. Josephine YoonGeong Lee has enjoyed expending her professional career in the Bay Area. Dr. Lee was a soprano fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2011 and 2012 and she received the Grace B. Jackson Prize for Excellence – a prize awarded to one outstanding vocal fellow each year.

This year, Dr. Lee made her debut at Bing Hall with Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Symphonic Chorus as a soprano solo from Poulenc's Gloria. She is also passionate about oratorios, especially the cantatas of J.S. Bach – and is equally at home in the genres of chamber music, and art song.

In Korea, Dr. Lee's voice is familiar to the public with her recording of the “Opening Theme” and “Mishil Theme” for the soundtrack of the Korean historical drama Queen Seondeok, which topped the charts on Korean TV and received widespread critical acclaim.

Dr. Lee holds a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University summa cum laude, and earned a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She just joined in San Francisco Symphony Chorus this year as one of the AGMA Professional Singers and also she is currently working as a music director at First Presbyterian Church of Alameda. For more information, please visit her website:www.yoongeonglee.com.

Clarinetist Tom Rose earned a B.A. in Music Education from San Francisco State University and a Masters in performance from Mills College, Oakland. He has held the position of Principal Clarinetist with Music in the Mountains Festival, Grass Valley, since its founding, in 1982. He has performed the Copland and Mozart clarinet concertos numerous times with the orchestra, along with other solo works. From 1988 to 2010 Tom served as Personnel Manager and extra clarinetist for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. In 2004 he and Miles Graber released their first CD, Music for Clarinet and Piano. The second CD in this series, featuring a variety of 20th century works, was released in January 2016. Tom is a member of the cello, piano, clarinet chamber ensemble Graham-Graber-Rose Trio. He has been a performing artist at the Yachats Music Festival, in Yachats, Oregon for three summers, beginning in 2014. In 2009 Tom founded the chamber music group TRIO BRILLANTE (Clarinet, Viola, and Piano).

Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School. He has performed with numerous artists, including Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, Mimi Stillman, Paula Robison, Zuill Bailey, Judith LeClair, and Frederica von Stade. Mr. Graber has been associated with such organizations as New Century Chamber Orchestra, Midsummer Mozart, Oakland Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Lyric Opera, Berkeley Opera, Opera San Jose, and California Symphony. His accompanying posts include the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the San Domenico Conservatory, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, the Summer Brass Institute, the Mondavi Young Artist Competition, and Northern California Flute Camp. He is a member of the Alcyone Ensemble, MusicAEterna, the Graham-Graber-Rose Trio, the Sor Ensemble, the Mira Trio, and the new music group Sounds New.