Five on Five

Richard E. Wildish Community Theater

Sunday, June 12, 2022 • 3:00 PM

Pre-concert Talk • 2:15 PM

Monday, June 13, 2022 • 7:30 PM

Pre-concert Talk • 6:45 PM

Program

Ralph Vaughan Williams’ piano quintet — utilizing the unusual combination of clarinet, horn, violin, cello, and piano — creates unique timbres and a wonderful blending of instruments. The program concludes with a masterpiece of the chamber music literature, Franck’s piano quintet. Come early for a pre-concert talk given by Dr. Abigail Fine.

Quintet in D Major for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Cello & Piano

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Piano Quintet in F Minor

César Franck

Musical Pieces Megan Haight

Guest Artists

Tomás Cotik, violin

Hailed by Michael Tilson Thomas as “an excellent violinist,” Tomás Cotik was a firstprize winner at the National Broadcast Music Competition in his native Argentina in 1997 and the winner of the Government of Canada Award for 20032005. An avid recording artist, Cotik has recorded fifteen CDs for Naxos and Centaur Records, which …

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have received three million Spotify streams and over 200 enthusiastic reviews from publications such as Gramophone, American Record Guide, Downbeat, and MusicWeb International. His latest Piazzolla CD on Naxos was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards. Cotik was a rotating concertmaster with the New World Symphony and has performed hundreds of recitals and chamber music concerts across the globe as a member of the acclaimed Amernet, Delray, and Harrington string quartets. He has worked closely with artists such as Joseph Kalichstein, Franklin Cohen, and members of the Cleveland, Miami, Pro Arte, Vogler, Vermeer, Tokyo, and Endellion string quartets. Committed to passing on his passion for music, Cotik recently received the inaugural Dean’s Council Award for Research, Scholarship & Creativity for his significant contributions at the international level and was promoted to Associate Professor of Violin at Portland State University. He previously taught atWest Texas A&M University, Florida International University, and the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.

Jason Duckles, cello

Cellist Jason Duckles is from Vancouver, Canada, leads an active life as a chamber musician, and is a founding member of the Amelia Piano Trio which has toured extensively in the United States and abroad. Also, a member of the Humboldt Streichtrio, which Volker Jacobsen and Anthea Kreston (both formerly … 

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… of the Artemis Quartet), he was invited to perform in the inaugural week of the famed Elbphilharmonie Hall Hamburg. As a chamber musician, Jason has been presented with an ASCAP award (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) for adventurous programming, and top prize in both the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the Munich ARD International Competition. Jason has performed as the solo cellist with the Mark Morris Dance group and has toured with of YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Project in concerts from New York to Kazakhstan. He was a member of the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin, Germany. Jason’s involvement in education has always been central part of his musical life – he has taught at several universities across the United States.
He has had the honor of performing in concert with members of the Beaux Arts trio, and the Artemis, Cleveland, Orion, Emerson, and Guarneri String Quartets. Jason can be heard on the recording labels Sony, Naxos, Channel Classics, Traditional Crossroads, and Cedille Records.

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…

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… 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.

Lydia Van Dreel, horn

Lydia Van Dreel, Professor of Horn at the University of Oregon, joined the faculty in 2006, and prior to that appointment, held a 10-year tenured position as Co-Principal Horn of the Sarasota Orchestra. Van Dreel’s performing career has encompassed a wide variety of activities as an orchestral, solo, chamber and recording …

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… artist. Currently, Van Dreel is a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Quadre—The Voice of Four Horns, the Eugene Symphony

Orchestra, Orchestra Next, the Oregon Wind Quintet, and the Oregon Brass Quintet. Additionally, Van Dreel has performed as a member of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Britt Music Festival Orchestra, The Spoleto Festival Orchestra, The New World Symphony Orchestra, and others. A frequent concerto soloist, Van Dreel has been a featured performer with the Peninsula Symphony, The Sarasota Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Salem Philharmonia, the Willamette Valley Symphony, and others.

Van Dreel collaborates on a wide variety of projects. Notable recent projects include their solo CD, “New Millennium Music for Horn,” released on the Quadre Records Label, “Red Desert,” music of David Crumb, released on the BRIDGE record label in 2015, a featured performance in the 2012 Superbowl Chrysler commercial “It’s Halftime in America,” and a world premiere performance at the 47th annual International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles of “Gjallarhorn,” an electro-acoustic piece for horn, electronics and motion detector, in collaboration with intermedia technology instructor, Chester Udell. Van Dreel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Juilliard School.

Core Musicians Playing This Concert

Eunhye Grace Choi, piano

Eunhye Grace Choi, piano

Lillie Manis, viola

Lillie Manis, viola

Sharon Schuman, violin

Sharon Schuman, violin

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