Thursday Musical Artist Series
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Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10:00 am
Tickets $15, $10 (groups of 8+), $6 students, sold at the door, general seating
Composer Concert Notes with Guest Moderators
David Evan Thomas and Randall Davidson, composers
To be announced
Korean soprano Young Eun Lee is a lyric coloratura.
In 2018-2019, she performed as Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring and Eurydice in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers with UMN opera. She was a cover of Olympia in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Aspen Opera Center. In 2017, Ms. Lee performed as Adele in J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, New York and as Queen of the night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in Opera America, New York with New York Lyric Opera Theater. In 2015-2016, she performed as Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff, as Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, partial role of Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto with La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy; as Amore in Cavalli’s Egisto with Peabody Chamber Opera in Baltimore. Other previous roles include Fairy Godmother(cover) in Massenet’s Cendrillon with Peabody Opera Theatre, First Lady and Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea.
Currently, Ms. Lee is pursuing her Doctor of Music Arts degree with Dr. John De Haan at the University of Minnesota. She received both her Graduate Performance Degree and Masters in Voice/Opera with Dr. Steven Rainbolt at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She received her Bachelor of Music and Masters in vocal performance with Prof. Jihyun Park at the Sungshin Women’s University in South Korea.
In the spring of 2019, she will perform partial role of Sophie in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier with UMN opera and in summer, she will perform Queen of the night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Manhattan Opera Studio.
Carrie Vecchione, oboe; Rolf Erdahl, bass
OboeBass! has created a new genre of oboe/bass duo repertoire which they perform across America. They have received grants from the American Composers Forum, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. As 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Artists in Residence, they presented Class Notes programs to thousands of Twin Cities students. In May of 2016 they released their 4th CD, Monk Fish Tango, Music for English horn and Doublebass by Timothy Goplerud. They also present music educational programs for all ages, including work for the Minnesota Orchestra’s YPSCA and Thursday Musical. In the 2015-16 season they presented over 200 duo recitals and educational programs. Carrie teaches at the MacPhail Center for Music, and Rolf teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College. Both freelance in the Twin Cities.
A native of Hong Kong, Mimi Tung began piano studies at age 4. She earned her degree in piano performance from Santa Clara University and was awarded the Performer's Certificate for outstanding musical performance. Mimi has performed on the Thursday Musical Artist Series and at the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert series.