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 anticipatiing of Thanksgiving. In addition to arias featuring Hyunah Yu, the CCC chamber orchestra along with Yu will perform the rarely heard, deeply moving Cantata "Ich habe genug", BWV 82a in its entirety. Oboist Randall Wolfgng will join Theodore Arm in a performance of Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060.
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