"Chamber music connects us to others and is a language for feelings that have no other expression."
Gala Concert — July 23, 2017
At the end of our Gala Concert in Cerritos on July 23, 2017, we all gathered on stage. Seven of our student ensembles had performed works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Wallin Huff.
Video of Mozart “Divertimento in F” — Kaylee, Esther, Ryan and Kenneth.
Video of “Time Travel through the Centuries” arr. Pech — Elisabeth, Natalie and Sophia.
Video of Schubert “Death and the Maiden” Finale — Daniel, Melissa, Matthew and Jerlene.
Video of Mendelssohn “Quartet in A Minor,” op. 13 — Curtis, Connie, Christina and Giulia.
“Death and the Maiden” rehearsal
Daniel Apolonio, Jerlene Hsueh, Matthew Chong, Melissa Liu
Schubert Quartet 14 “Death and the Maiden” in D Minor, IV. Presto
Haydn Divertimento 21 in D: Siciliano & Allegro
Nara & Amara & Elin
Leslie Ho coaching
Judy Kang coaching Kaylee Maeng, Esther Wu, Ryan Birn & Kenneth Chu
Chamber Music Through the Centuries arr. by Kay Pech
Judy Kang coached Sophia Slott, Elisabeth Chi, and Natalie Birn
Tchaikovsky Quartet 1, Andante & Scherzo
Ashley Jong, John Son, Christopher Chang and Amy Jong
Judy Kang and Dr. Charles Baker coaching
Leslie Ho coaching
Mendelssohn Quartet 2, I. Adagio-Allegro
Christina Liu, Giulia Roy, Connie Chang-Chien, Curtis Liu
Peter Marsh Masterclasses July 20, 2017
generously provided by the Hennings-Fischer Foundation
of the WINNING COMPOSITION by Joseph Bucsit
Our faculty quartet performed the World Premiere of the Composition Competition winning selection: “Whenever I Think of You” by Joseph Bucsit.
Participants in the Composition Competition
Joseph Bucsit, string quartet “Whenever I Think of You” — ANDREAS PRIZE, providing a World Premiere performance and recording)
Charles Sharzer, string quartet “Downtown F” — FINALIST (recording). If you have ridden this subway line in NYC, you’ll recognize the sounds! This was recorded in July 2017 by our Faculty Quartet of Leslie Ho, Sarah Wallin Huff, Kay Pech and Judy Kang.