Music Department Presents Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival Winter Encore Concert
The SUNY Plattsburgh Music Department is pleased to present a concert by the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. The ensemble’s winter encore concert will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
Artistic director and world-renowned violinist Soovin Kim will be joined by the Old City String Quartet and by clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois in a program featuring music by Bach, Schumann and Brahms.
Romie de Guise-Langlois, praised as "extraordinary" and "a formidable clarinetist" by The New York Times, brings her elegiac tone to Brahms's autumnal masterpiece for clarinet and strings. The prize-winning Old City String Quartet, drawing from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri String Quartets, brings a youthful energy and musical conviction to the repertoire.
The concert will feature an arrangement of a Bach partita, Schumann's grand “Quartet in A” and Brahms' “Clarinet Quintet.” A meet-the-artist discussion will follow the concert
Former Plattsburgh, N.Y., resident Soovin Kim ignited the classical music world by winning first prize at the Paganini International Competition when he was only 20 years old. He was later named the recipient of the Henryk Szeryng Career Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He has found many friends among the most eminent musicians of our day — friends he is now bringing back to the community that nourished him early on as a young violinist with the Vermont Youth Orchestra.
Kim now plays in venues around the world, performing regularly as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and as a founding member of the Johannes String Quartet. He is an artist-in-residence at both Stony Brook University in New York and Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.
Tickets are available at the Angell College Center desk, the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and at the door. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students under 18. SUNY Plattsburgh students may attend free with their ID.
The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival is founded on the idea that bringing musicians, audiences and students together makes not only for great music, but also for a rich and rewarding dialog for all. It is the festival's aim to inspire and nurture a lifelong appreciation for classical music throughout the community.