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Hyeyung Sol Yoon
Texu Kim's Convivio and J.S. Bach's Adagio and Fugue from Sonata No. 3 in C Major
Violinist Hyeyung Sol Yoon performs the World Premiere of Texu Kim's Convivio (2023) and J.S. Bach's Adagio and Fugue from Sonata No. 3 in C Major at UMass Fine Arts Center's Codemaker Series. Notes by Texu Kim: Convivio (2023) for solo violin addresses the evolution and diaspora of heritage in two sections, incorporating first notes from the fugue of Bach’s violin sonata No.3 as symbolic and musical material. The first section portrays the process of music being generated from some origins of music: breathing and moving. Next, they transform into various sounds to become the ‘material.’ The material appears in various forms in the second movement, including avant-garde or folk music. Symbolizing other possible descendants of the material that have not been embraced by mainstream history, they contest the hierarchy and celebrate their imaginary coexistence – hence the title, Convivio, referring to a feast or living together. Tonight’s program includes the world premiere of Convivio, interwoven with two movements from Bach’s violin sonata mentioned above. It will start with Bach’s Adagio movement, which would typically serve as the prelude to the fugue. Then, Convivio’s first movement follows as if traveling the inside the performer to join the birth and journey of music, leading to the fugue. The second part of Convivio interjects Bach’s fugue by bursting after the fugue’s first section, defying the tradition and creating tension. After Bach’s subject metamorphoses into various styles, representing the diaspora: how would the same melody evolve if isolated in different cultures or contexts? The music returns to the second half of Bach’s fugue. This provocative or rebellious experiment is not just to challenge the tradition but to offer a fresh perspective to live with the legacy in the post-post-modern era we live in. It is also related to my experiences as an Asian composer who primarily works in Western music, navigating to find where I fit in this tradition. Convivio was commissioned by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center's Asian and Asian American Arts and Culture Program and is dedicated to violinist Hyeyung Yoon.
Hyeyung Sol Yoon
Anjna Swaminathan's Anandham: A Homecoming for vocalizing solo violinist 2020
Originally presented and live-streamed by Roulette Intermedium on November 16th, 2020 - https://roulette.org/event/anjna-swaminathan-rivers-above-floods-below/ Anandham: A Homecoming was commissioned by Gabriela Lena Frank's Creative Academy of Music and premiered at Roulette Intermedium by violinist Hyeyung Sol Yoon. “The borders of bioregions are not only impossible to define; they are permeable. […] I remember that not only is my mother an immigrant, but that there is something immigrant about the air I breathe, the water I drink, the carbon in my bones, and the thoughts in my mind.” — Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing Odell’s words offer a reflection on the meteorological phenomenon of “atmospheric rivers,” large bodies of water which collect in the atmosphere above the tropics and later rain down in a different place entirely. Anjna Swaminathan’s Anandham: A Homecoming considers the possibility that much like these bodies of celestial water, our homes, too, are not stationary, but exist in the very possibility of our migration. Our global collective relies on a memory of homelands that have been colonized, spliced, and severed time and time again, but while we are so often nostalgic for a home that is broken, we more easily find community in new lands that don’t feel beholden to the same burdens of conflict and status quo. Much like the rivers brewing and creating movements above, Swaminathan considers the massive rivers of protestors who have flooded the streets against injustice in recent months. What if this, too, is a deluge of cosmic importance? Musically, Anandham: A Homecoming holds these mass movements in the body of a solo violinist. We journey with the violin through its own story of immigration, colonization, and subversion. Informed by Swaminathan’s training in western classical, Carnatic and Hindustani violin, her guru M. S. Gopalakrishnan’s uncanny ability to mold into and in between all three, as well as the historic effects of British colonization on the oral traditions of India, this work expresses the shared migration story of musics, communities, waters, activists, the violinist, and the composer herself.
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy
FOUR SEASONS IN MUSIC: “Winter Dreams”
FOUR SEASONS IN MUSIC: “Winter Dreams” Artistic Director – Kathryn Lockwood Winter Artists Deborah Buck, Violin Hyeyung Sol Yoon, Violin Kathryn Lockwood, Viola Greg Beaver, Cello Yousif Sheronick, Percussion Jan Klier, Videography Doron Schächter, Audio Recording Concert Music Program & Notes: https://bit.ly/2XBnGz9 As we begin a new year, hoping and expecting a better one than the last, our dreams feed and nourish our souls. The first concert of the 2021 series is a celebration of beginnings and dreams of our future. Created by Kathryn Lockwood, the brilliant program will inspire your dreams with works by Bach, Beethoven, Dvorák, Rhiannon Giddens, Jessie Montgomery, Yousif Sheronick, William Grant Still, Anjna Swaminathan, and Andrew Waggoner. Hempstead House at the Sands Point Preserve – January 2021 00:00 - 1. Introduction - Kathryn Lockwood, Artistic Director 02:39 - 2. Bach: Suite No. IV in E-Flat major, “Prelude” - Gregory Beaver, cello 07:56 - 3. Introduction - Yousif Sheronick, percussion 09:17 - 4. Andrew Waggoner “...to think again of dangerous and noble things” - duoJalal 18:10 - 5. Introduction - Deborah Buck, violin 20:00 - 6. Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in D Major, Op.18/3 I. Allegro 28:47 - 7. Introduction - Hyeyung Sol Yoon, violin 31:31 - 8. Anjna Swaminathan ”Anandham: A Homecoming” (2020) IV. Pratikriti: Rebellion - Hyeyung Sol Yoon, violin 38:25 - 9. Introduction - Kathryn Lockwood, viola 39:49 - 10. Rhiannon Giddens “At the Purchaser's Option with variations” 43:50 - 11. Introduction - Yousif Sheronick, percussion 45:15 - 12. Yousif Sheronick “Anu” - Yousif Sheronick, frame drum 49:35 - 13.Introduction - Deborah Buck, violin 50:56 - 14. Jessie Montgomery “Rhapsody No. 1” - Deborah Buck, Violin 58:46 - 15. Introduction - Gregory Beaver, cello 1:01:16 - 16. Antonin Dvorak String Quartet in F major, Op. 96, “American” IV. Finale 1:07:18 - 17. Introduction - Kathryn Lockwood, viola 1:09:06 - 18. William Grant Still “Danzas de Panama” II. Mejorana y Socavon & IV. Cumbia y Congo
Groupmuse Piano Trio Concert: works by Schubert and Penaforte
Hyeyung Yoon, Violin Timothy Paek, Cello Heidi Chu, Piano Performed work details -Franz Schubert Piano Trio No. 2, (1827) Mvt. II - Andante con Moto 02:15 Raimundo Penaforte "An Eroica Trio" (1998) -Introduction to Raimundo and Mvt I, 12:30 -Mvt. 1 Astor 19:35 -Introduction to Mvt II, 27:30 -Mvt. 2 Maurice 31:30 -Introduction to Mvt III, 40:35 -Mvt. 3 Capiba 44:35 Date of Recorded Concert: On May 1st, 2021, 7pm EST
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