Ensemble 212 Presents Season Finale & Annual Young Artist Showcase Concert, 5/31

Ensemble 212 Presents Season Finale & Annual Young Artist Showcase Concert, 5/31

Ensemble 212 presents its Season Finale & Young Artist Showcase Concert on Saturday, May 31st at 8:30pm at Merkin Concert Hall featuring the Grand Prize Winners of the 2013-14 Young Artist Competition and the world premiere of Ke-Chia Chen's Wind Dance for String Orchestra!written especially for and commissioned by Ensemble 212 for its 10th anniversary. Two exceptionally talented young musicians will have a chance to perform with the orchestra: Grand Prize Winner of the 2013-14 Young Artist Competition, violinist Alice Ivy- Pemberton and cellist Derek Louie, 2nd Prize Winner. The concert opens and closes with exuberant classical works, Mozart's Impresario Overture and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1.

A silent auction featuring unique artwork by local artists will be held in the lobby.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:30 PM
Merkin Concert Hall

129 W. 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) New York, NY
(212) 501-3330
Subway: 1 to 66th St./Lincoln Center; 2 & 3 to 72nd St.

Bus: M5, M7, M11, M66, M104





Tickets: $25; $12 for students with ID


On the Program

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) Overture, K. 486 - Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Ke-Chia CHEN, Ensemble 212's 2013-14 Composer in Residence
Wind Dance for String Orchestra
World Premiere commissioned by Ensemble 212 and written especially for its 10th Anniversary - Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Ke-Chia Chen on her new piece: "Wind Dance for String Orchestra is cast into a single movement work using musical textures and gestures to depict the moving, swirling air that accompanies our daily travels! A very typical occurrence in New York."

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
1st Movement
featuring Alice Ivy-Pemberton, Grand Prize Winner of the 2013-14 Young Artist Competition - Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Variations on a Rococo Theme for Violoncello & Orchestra, Op. 33 (excerpts arr. by Wilhelm Fitzenhagen) featuring Derek Louie, 2nd Prize Winner of the 2013-14 Young Artist Competition
Kyunghun Kim, Conductor

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 - Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Ensemble 212 is making a tremendous impact in today's cultural music scene. Led by Artistic Director Yoon Jae Lee & Principal Associate Conductor Kyunghun Kim, the New York based orchestra has been at the forefront of performing several premieres of major works by composers Mohammed Fairouz, Huang Ruo & Daniel Felsenfeld. This season, Ensemble 212 will feature the music of emerging composer Ke-Chia Chen as their new Composer in Residence. Through its annual Young Artist Competition Series, Ensemble 212 showcases outstanding instrumental and vocal soloists by providing them opportunities to perform as a soloist with a professional orchestra.

Ensemble 212 is comprised of New York's finest young professionals, emerging artists, and freelancers. Since its inception, they have performed nearly fifty concerts featuring an eclectic mix of repertoire from the Baroque era to the 21st century in chamber music, ensemble, and orchestra concerts. Highlights from previous seasons include performances at diverse venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theatre, New York City Center, John Zorn's The Stone, collaborations with clarinetist David Krakauer, Nicholas Kitchen & Yeesun Kim of the Borromeo String Quartet on Fairouz's Double Concerto commissioned by Ensemble 212, Daniel Phillips of the Orion String Quartet, a 10th anniversary memorial concert titled "Remembering 9/11: Memorial, Reflection, Assurance" and "Cultural Convergences", an innovative presentation with the Michael Mao Dance company combining Huang Ruo's music and Yoon Jae Lee's chamber version of Der Abschied from Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with modern dance.

Ensemble 212 has been featured on 105.9 FM WQXR's Q2 Music program and on BBC News Magazine. In recognition for its contribution to excellence in New York's diverse cultural scene, the orchestra was acknowledged by 93.9 FM WNYC & WQXR's Salute The Arts *STAR* Initiative in 2009 and 2013.