Clarinet Trio Series II – 20th Century

Richard E. Wildish Community Theater

Sunday, February 13, 2022 • 3:00 PM

Pre-concert Talk • 2:15 PM

Monday, February 14, 2022 • 7:30 PM

Pre-concert Talk • 6:45 PM


Based on the success of our Fairy Tales concert from last season, Chamber Music Amici returns with more exciting literature from the clarinet trio repertoire. Join us in welcoming back UO faculty member Wonkak Kim as we play the folk-inspired Khachaturian Trio and Italian works by Menotti and Rota, both born in 1911! And please enjoy the pre-concert talk given by Dr. Abigail Fine.

Trio for Violin, Clarinet & Piano

Aram Khachaturian

Trio for Cello, Clarinet & Piano

Nino Rota

Trio for Violin, Clarinet & Piano

Gian Carlo Menotti

Sympathy by Youngsun Cho

Guest Artist: Wonkak Kim, clarinet

Korean clarinetist Wonkak Kim has captivated audiences around the world with his “excellent breath control” (The Washington Post) and “exuberant musicianship” (Fanfare). Kim has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in major venues and festivals throughout North and South Americas, Asia, and Europe, including numerous performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

A Naxos recording artist, he has garnered international acclaim through his extensive discography. Gulfstream, a collection of new American chamber music, received many distinctions, including “Music US Choice” (BBC Music Magazine). The International Clarinet Association Journal lauded Kim’s “lovely sound and consummate facility” in François Devienne: Clarinet Sonatas. American Record Guide praised Kim’s ” …


… seamless blend and excellent legato” on his Stephen Krehl: Clarinet Quintet. His most recent album with enhakē, Prepárense: The Piazzolla Project (MSR), was prominently featured by The Gramophone: “The playing throughout is sublime…. The intensity is real, the sounds gorgeous, the rhythm infectious…. This version strides proudly alongside the legendary recording by Piazzolla himself.”

Kim is Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Oregon, where he received the 2020 Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. He is a Buffet Crampon, Vandoren and Silverstein Performing Artist, and is regularly invited to be a guest clinician at esteemed learning institutions, including The Juilliard School, Yale University, and the Manhattan School of Music.

Core Musicians Playing This Concert

Eunhye Grace Choi, piano

Eunhye Grace Choi, piano

Jessica Lambert, violin

Jessica Lambert, violin

Steven Pologe, cello

Steven Pologe, cello

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