Kevin M and Ashley H featured in the clarinet section of the National Symphony Summer Orchestra Institute. In addition to performing the symphonies of Mahler and Brahms, they worked with members of the National Symphony to develop their skills as orchestral musicians.
October 20 at Virginia Theological Seminary Chapel, Alexandria: Uhl and D’Rivera Trios for clarinet, viola and horn with Bonnie Cohen, viola and Frank Conlon, piano
October 22 at noon at Dumbarton House, Washington DC: Crusell Quartet for Clarinet and Strings, and Mozart Duos for Two Clarinets with Tianlai Lu, clarinet; Eunju Kwak, violin; Bonnie Cohen, viola and Sarah Hover, cello
November 15 at 3 pm The Lyceum, Alexandria, V A: Khachaturian Trio with Eunju Kwak, violin and Immanuella Gruenberg, piano
December 12 at 11 am at Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD: Khachaturian Trio with Eunju Kwak, violin and Imanuella Gruenberg, piano
January 16 at noon at Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA: Selections from Bruch Eight Pieces with Bonnie Cohen, viola and Jung-Yoon Yon, piano
February 6 at 11 at Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD: Excerpts from Pioneer Women: From Skagway to White Mountain by Barbara Harbach (1946- ) with Angela Winter, soprano and Barbara Cackler, piano
February 7 at noon at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington DC: Beethoven Trio op 11: with David Pearl, cello; Jung-Yoon- Yon, piano
March 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm at Riderwood Carmen Fantasy with Susan Hayes, flute and Lana Em, piano
March 20 at Old Town Hall, Fairfax: Excerpts from Pioneer Women: From Skagway to White Mountain by Barbara Harbach (1946- ) with Angela Winter, Albert Hunt, Barbara Kieffer
March 24 at noon at Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase: Carmen Fantasy with Susan Hayes, flute and Lana Em, piano
March 28 at 3 at Greenspring:Robert Schumann: Fairy Tales & Dean Head Duo with Bonnie Cohen, viola and Joan Mizrhi, paino
April 5 at 3 at the Lyceum: Robert Schumann: Fairy Tales & Dean Head Duowith Bonnie Cohen, viola and Joan Mizrhi, paino
April 28 at 7:30 at Goodwin House, Alexandria: Brahms Sonata op. 120, no. 2with Barbara Cackler, piano
May 3 at 7:30 pm at Riderwood COmmunity, Silver Spring, MD: Sergei Prokofiev: Overture of Hebrew Themes with Carolyn Wu and Eunju Kwak, violins; Bonnie Cohen, viola; Jan Timbres, cello; Tanya Lee, piano
May 8 at noon at Dacor Bacon House, Washington DC: Beethoven Septet with Eric Hall, bassoon; Amy Horn, horn; Eunju Kwak, violin; Bonnie Cohen, viola; Samantha Hegrecello; Cyndy Elliot, bass
May 16 at 3 pm Greenspring Community, Springfield, VA: Carmen Fantasy with Susan Hayes, flute and Lana Em, piano
September 6 at 1 pm at Northern Virginia Community Center in Annandale, VA: Prokofiev, Overture on Hebrew Themes with Carolyn Wu and Eunju Kwak, violins; Bonnie Cohen, viola; Taka Ariga, cello; Tanya Lee, piano
September 14 at 3 pm at Greenspring Community Center, Springfield, VA : Brahms Sonata op. 120 no. 2with Barbara Cackler, Piano
September 22 at The Lyceum, Alexandria VA: Brahms Sonata op. 120 no. 2with Barbara Cackler, Piano
September 24 at 7:30 at Dumbarton House, Washington DC: Beethoven Septet with Eric Hall, bassoon; Amy Horn, horn; Eunju Kwak, violin; Bonnie Cohen, viola; Samantha Hegre, cello; Cyndy Elliot, bass
Congratulations to 7th grader Angela S, Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 YMIC International Competiton! She will be performing in Carnegie Hall on July 6. Wish I could go, but I have a concert in Belgium at the same time. Angela was competent against students through the high school level. Way to go!
Congratulations to SeYong P. for winning a place among the finalists in the US Navy Band’s Young Artist Solo Competition.
January was a fantastic month for Krystal.
She made the finals of the national Marine Band High School Concerto Competition. She will compete for first place on February 16.
She won the highly-competitive Columbia Orchestra Concerto Competition and well perform Weber’s 1st Clarinet Concerto with the orchestra
Krystal is third chair in the Maryland All State Band.
Congratulations on your successes, Krystal. Your earned them!
Today and tomorrow are Maryland All State performances.
So proud of my students in the bands.
Junior All State: Angela S and Krystal W, 2nd and 3rd chair; Austin C; James K; Cole M; Kevin W.
Senior All State: Tsach M, 2nd Chair; with section members: Ashley C; Claire C;
Congratulations: your hard work paid off!
We just returned from two weeks in Ecuador. As usual it was a heart opening experience to work with the young musicians in Esmeraldas and to play a concert with them and their gifted music director Edison Andres Gualotuña Ruiz. Of course we took time to explore the unequaled art and nature of Ecuador.
Another Great Audition Season for the Studio!
Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO)
Austin M., Principal
Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra (PVYO)
Congratulations to my fantastic students!
Congratulations to Austin M for earning a position in the clarinet section of the 2018 NAfME* All-National Honor Concert Band. He will be performing with the band at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL in November, 2018.
- NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is the most important professional organization for public school music teachers.