Lee University To Present Chamber Music Showcase Nov. 10

Gloria Chien

Gloria Chien

Lee University’s School of Music will present Chamber Music Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4:15 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall. The event will be co-directed by Dr. Gloria Chien, artist-in-residence at Lee, and Dr. ChoEun Lee, assistant professor of collaborative piano and vocal coaching at Lee.

“We are very excited to share a delightful program of chamber music with the Cleveland community and Lee family,” said Dr. Lee.

The showcase will include a diverse combination of instruments, from flute-marimba duo, horn-voice-piano trio to saxophone-voice-piano trio, as well as repertoires sung in German, French, and Russian. The concert will feature works by Nathan Daughtrey, Joaquín Nin, Richard Strauss, and Tchaikovsky, among others. 

Student instrumentalists include Laurie Alltop, flute; Allison Dupree, piano; Lynnae Eades, piano; Madeline Fowler, marimba; Sydney Gobble, horn; Jose Hairston, alto saxophone; and Ye Eun Kim, piano.

Student vocalists include Sophia McCosh, mezzo-soprano; Amanda Phillips, mezzo-soprano; Anaka Schmitt, mezzo-soprano; and Alleigh Watson, mezzo-soprano.

Lee University’s School of Music’s chamber music program focuses on classical music performed by small ensembles. The participating students audition and are placed into duos, trios, or other groupings. Throughout the semester, these ensembles meet with faculty members from Lee’s School of Music each week for coaching and critique. The Chamber Music Showcase highlights the achievements the chamber ensembles have made throughout the semester.

Dr. Chien is the co-artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon, as well as the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont, along with her husband, violinist Soovin Kim. In the fall of 2009, she launched String Theory at The Hunter, a chamber music series at the Hunter Museum of American Art in downtown Chattanooga, as its founder and artistic director. For the last decade, Dr. Chien was the director of the Chamber Music Institute at Music@Menlo. She frequently appears with the Chamber Music Society and is a Steinway Artist.

Faculty at Lee since 2016, ChoEun has given numerous performances across the world in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Ozawa Hall (Tanglewood Music Center), and Harris Concert Hall (Aspen Music Festival). She was twice invited to the Tanglewood Music Festival and was named a recipient of the Grace B. Jackson Prize. She has been invited as a repetitor to the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz and most recently, she world-premiered a co-commissioned vocal chamber music for soprano, saxophone, and piano by Lori Laitman in the National Opera Center in New York City.

This free concert is non-ticketed and open to the public.

Livestream viewing will be available at leeu.live/.

For more information about this performance or upcoming events, contact the School of Music at 614-8240, or visit leeumusicconnect.com.

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