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Brahms Meets the West
June 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jiwon Evelyn Kwark (violin), Sarah Hong (cello), Sharon Lee Kim (piano) (members of Ensemble ARI) and Cameron O’Connor (classical guitar/composer), will perform 21st century works by west coast composers: Michael Lee (West coast premiere of Echoes “At the Edge of Darkness” for Piano Trio , Improv and Beats will not be on this program due to scheduling difficulties), Jean Ahn (director of Ensemble ARI), and Cameron O’Connor.
The 2nd half of the program will include Brahms’ powerful C minor Piano trio and end with V. Monti’s dazzling work for violin, Czardas (the introduction of Czardas will be composed by Michael).
The word, “ARI”, is a Korean word with multiple meanings including: big river, wisdom and beauty. Ensemble Ari is a group of musicians in the Bay Area who share this quality with the community. The ensemble gave its debut concert in October 2014 at the Korean War Memorial Concert, and has performed at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Old First Concert Series, Maybeck House, OSLC Concert Series, among many others. Sound recordings can be found at: www.facebook.com/EnsembleAri
For more information, visit www.michaelleecomposer.com