This year marks a reunion concert of our Music of J.S. Bach concert in an all new program. For many seasons Capital City Concerts assembled extraordinary musicians from Vermont and across the country under the direction of the late legendary Louis Moyse. Soprano Hyunah Yu, violinist Theodore Arm, and flutist Karen Kevra return for what will be a memorable concert in anticipation of Thanksgiving. In addition to arias featuring Hyunah Yu, the CCC chamber orchestra (which includes musicians from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Saint Luke's, New Jersey and Vermont Symphonies) along with Yu will perform the rarely heard, deeply moving Cantata "Ich habe genug", BWV 82a in its entirety. Oboist Randall Wolfgang will join Theodore Arm in a performance of Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060, and the young NYC virtuoso trumpeter Sycil Mathai will be featured in Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major.
Directions to locations:
Saint Augustine Church in Montpelier - directions at http://www.saintaugustinechurch.com/13
Saint Paul's Cathedral in Burlington
- directions at http://www.stpaulscathedralvt.org/contact-us
HYUNAH YU, soprano, holds an Artist Diploma along with Graduate Performance Diploma, Masters and Bachelors degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. She was a prize winner in the 1999 Naumburg International Competition and a finalist in the Dutch International Vocal Competition and the Concert Artist Guild International Competition. In 2003 Ms. Yu won Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award nominated by eminent pianist Mitsuko Uchida. Since 2000 she has been a regular at the Marlboro Music Festival, and has been a frequent recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with such prestigious organizations as the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the West Deutsche Rundfunk, Concerto Köln, Salzburg Camerata, the Aspen Music Festival, the Boston Baroque, the Seattle Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Bournemouth Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Vancouver Recital Society, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Musicians from Marlboro. During Spring and Summer 2006, Ms. Yu sang the title role in Mozart’s Zaide in New York, Vienna, and London w/ Peter Sellars and Louis Langree. She has recorded two solo recitals in UK for BBC Radio and her EMI Debut disc of Mozart and Bach arias was released worldwide in January 2007. She also holds a molecular biology degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
KAREN KEVRA, flutist, has won attention as one of the country's outstanding flutists through her distinctive warm and extroverted performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been hailed as "having a musical focus and depth seen in few flutists anywhere." Kevra's commitment to expanding the modern flute repertoire includes the premier recording, Works for Flute and Piano of Louis Moyse-CRI which earned a 2003 Grammy nomination and accolades from numerous American reviewers. Romantic Music for Flute and Piano, her latest CD was praised by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for “sublimely satisfying flute-playing”, and by flutist Sir James Galway, who wrote "There are special moments which truly touched me. An outstanding performance.” Kevra has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe including performances at Carnegie Hall, the French Embassy in Washington D.C., and on French National Television, and has shared the stage with Jaime Laredo, the Paris Piano Trio, Borromeo String Quartet, Boston Chamber Music Society, members of the Emerson and Talich String Quartets, and Trey Anastasio of Phish. Kevra is founder and Artistic Director of Capital City Concerts in Montpelier, Vermont. A sought-after teacher with award-winning students, she maintains teaching studios in Montpelier and Middlebury, Vermont. When she's not playing the flute, you can find her at home preparing Middle Eastern feasts, digging in the garden, and listening to her beloved Red Sox on the radio. Visit www.karenkevra.com
THEODORE ARM, violinist, has delighted audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia with his artistry. He has appeared as soloist, recitalist and guest artist with well-known organizations such as The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, In 2011 Mr.Arm conducted Master classes in Seoul and performed as a guest artist at the opening concert of the Chamber Music Hall at the Seoul Arts Center.He has been a member of the highly acclaimed chamber group TASHI since 1976 and has performed with Lukas Foss, Chick Corea and Gary Burton throughout Europe and Asia. He has had several works written for him, including a violin chamber suite by Gabriela Frank that he premiered at Carnegie Hall in November 2004. In May 2007 he concertized in Poland and Russia during a two-week tour at the invitation of the Moscow Conservatory. Mr.Arm is a favorite with summer chamber music festival audiences. He is a regular featured artist at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon and Music from Angel Fire, New Mexico. He has taught and performed at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School in Blue Hill, Maine,The Sarasota Music Festival and the Killington Vermont Music Festival. Mr. Arm has taken part in performances and chamber music coaching seminars at the Moon Beach Festival in Okinawa and performed solo and chamber music concerts in Tokyo,Japan. He has recorded for RCA, Delos, Koch, Musical Heritage Society and ECM. Mr. Arm is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Connecticut and a 2010 recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award from the School of Fine Arts. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Violin at Connecticut College in New London. He holds a Doctorate in Performance from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Christine Dethier and Joseph Fuchs.
SYCIL MATHAI is a New York City-based trumpeter at home in various directions of contemporary, classical, and experimental music. He is currently Guest Principal Trumpet with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season. His career work spans ensembles like the Knights Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Argento New Music, Broadway shows South Pacific and Mary Poppins, American Composers Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Extension Ensemble, Ne(x)tworks, artists Carter Burwell, Butch Morris, the dance companies of Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris Dance Group, Nai-Ni Chen, and movie directors Andy Kaufman, and The Coen Brothers. He has recorded for RCA, PBS, CBS, EA Sports, Summit Brass, Albany Records, New World, Sirius Satellite Radio, and others.. He’s a graduate of Juilliard as a student of Mark Gould, and of Texas Christian University as a student of Steve Weger. Sycil resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife.
RANDALL WOLFGANG, oboist, is an acclaimed musician whose career has led him to perform throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Far East. He currently holds the position of principal oboist with both the New York City Ballet and The New York City Opera orchestras. His past accomplishments include many years as principle oboist and faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and guest artist and faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival in Nagano, Japan. He has also appeared at the Marlboro, the Manadnock Music festivals, and the Great Mountains International Festival and School in South Korea. He was on the faculty of Queens College and the Manhattan School of Music. A frequent performer and soloist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Mr Wolfgang also enjoys an active freelance career in the New York recording scene. Mr Wolfgang has recorded extensively on the Deutsche Grammophon, Pro Arte, and Nonesuch labels, including a recording of the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.