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Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor & Artistic Director
Kyunghun Kim, Principal Associate Conductor
James Ra, 2016-17 Composer in Residence
Jeffrey Mumford, 2017-18 Composer in Residence


Don't miss our Season Finale on
Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 PM.

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2016–2017 CONCERT SEASON

Current as of June 1, 2017. All programs and soloists subject to change.


2016-17 Season Opener: Reflection, Remembrance & Triumph

Saturday October 29, 2016 8:00 PM
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
152 West 66th St (bet. Broadway & Amsterdam Ave)
directions & map

Jeffrey MUMFORD

of fields unfolding . . . echoing depths of resonant light (2016)
Concerto for Violoncello & Orchestra
New York Premiere
Christine Lamprea, Violoncello

Gustav MAHLER

Symphony No. 5
World Premiere of orchestral reduction for chamber orchestra by Yoon Jae Lee
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Admission (Advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets): $20 general / $18 seniors /
$15 students with ID.

(At the door, cash only): $25 general / $20 seniors / $18 students with ID.
Doors will open at 7:30 on the day of the concert.


Cultual Convergences: Inspired by the Land of the Morning Calm

Monday March 6, 2017 8:00 PM
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th St (bet. Broadway & Amsterdam Ave)
directions & map

James RA

Fountain of Grace for Chamber Orchestra (2007)
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Donald Reid WOMACK

Dancing With Spirits, Concerto for Haegeum & Orchestra (2014)
New York Premiere
Soo Yeon Lyuh, Haegeum
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Thomas OSBORNE

Verses, Concerto for Haegeum & Orchestra (2012)
New York Premiere
Soo Yeon Lyuh, Haegeum
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

James RA

Violin Concerto No. 1 (2017)
World Premiere
Joo Young Oh, Violin
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Tickets: $30 general / $25 seniors /
$20 students with ID. Senior & student tickets available by phone only. 212 501 3330

Doors will open at 7:30 on the day of the concert.


New Music for Young Audiences: Around Asia in (less than) 80 Minutes

Saturday April 8, 2017 2:00 PM (rescheduled from April 1)
St. Peter's Chelsea
346 W 20th St (bet. 8th & 9th Ave)
directions & map

Jeeyoung KIM

Nol-Ja! (Let's Play) for Bass Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello & Piano (2000)

Ke-Chia CHEN

Taiwanese Children's Games for Piano 4 hands (2014)

JunYi CHOW

Let's Snap! for Clarinet solo (2012)
Patrick Sikes, Clarinet

HUANG Ruo

Wind Blows for Violin & Piano (2007)

Yui KITAMURA

Tinsagunu Hana (Rose Balsam) for Clarinet & String Quartet (2017)
World Premiere

Texu KIM

Clear Creek for String Quartet (2015)

James RA

Four Dialogues for String Quartet (2007)

Ensemble 212 proudly presents its third educational family concert featuring music by living composers of East Asian background. This innovative concert showcases various influences and styles used by today's composers in a jam-packed hour long concert.

These concerts help listeners connect to new classical music by explaining the background, elements, and techniques used to make each piece unique. Real-time on-screen program notes are projected during the performance. This further enhances the listener's experience by leading them to a deeper understanding and appreciation of classical music. They describe the musical elements of the works in a fun and inquisitive manner. By creating this interactive forum of composers, performers and audience, children and adults alike can better appreciate and understand the music of today’s composers.

There will also be an introduction and demonstration of the instruments and an interactive Q & A session with the composers and performers present. Don't miss this one of a kind educational concert that will shatter barriers and open contemporary classical music to young audiences.

Admission (Advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets): $20 general / $18 seniors age 65+ /
$12 students age 13+ with ID / Children 12 & under free accompanied with paid adult.

(At the door, cash only): $25 general / $20 seniors age 65+ / $15 students age 13+ with ID /
Children 12 & under free accompanied with paid adult.
Doors will open at 1:30 on the day of the concert.


Voices in Harmony III: Brahms Requiem with MuSE Chorus

Wednesday May 24, 2017 8:00 PM
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
directions & map

James RA

Concerto Grosso No. 1 Land of the Morning Calm

Johannes BRAHMS

Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45
World Premiere of version for chamber orchestra by Yoon Jae Lee
Jaeyeon Kim, Soprano
Courtney Carey, Bass
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Admission (Advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets): $20 general / $15 seniors / $12 students with ID.

(At the door, cash only): $25 general / $20 seniors / $15 students with ID.
Doors will open at 7:40 on the day of the concert.


Season Finale featuring Young Artist Competition Winners

Saturday June 17, 2017 8:00 PM
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
directions & map

Felix MENDELSSOHN

Overture in C Major, Op. 24
transcription for orchestra by Yoon Jae Lee
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Ernest CHAUSSON

Poème for Violin & Orchestra, Op.25
featuring Nathan Meltzer, Grand Prize Winner of the 2015-16 Young Artist Competition

Camille SAINT-SAENS

Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61
3rd Movement
featuring Donghyun Kwak, Co-Grand Prize Winner of the 2016-17 Young Artist Competition

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
3rd Movement
featuring Sarah Ma, Co-Grand Prize Winner of the 2016-17 Young Artist Competition

Felix MENDELSSOHN

Octet in E Flat Major, Op. 20
transcription for orchestra by Yoon Jae Lee
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Admission (Advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets): $20 general / $18 seniors /
$15 students with ID.

(At the door, cash only): $25 general / $20 seniors / $18 students with ID.
Doors will open at 7:30 on the day of the concert.