[act-ma] 1/31: Music for Peace: All-Mendelssohn Program

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Wed Jan 28 13:44:39 PST 2015


[image: Nicholas Kitchen, Yeesun Kim and Alex Beyer]
     All-Mendelssohn Concert    Saturday, January 31
7:30 pm
Harvard-Epworth Church
1555 Massachusetts Ave.
*near Harvard Law School*

*Save by purchasing in advance!

Music for Peace presents an *All-Mendelssohn Program* on January 31
with *Nicholas
Kitchen, violin* and *Yeesun Kim, cello* — both of the Borromeo Quartet,
joined by *Alexander Beyer, piano*.

The concert will include the *Cello Sonata in D Major*, Op. 58; the *Piano
Trio in D minor*, Op. 49; and the *Piano Trio in C Minor*, Op. 66.

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Nicholas Kitchen and Yeesun Kim return to Music for Peace after their
magnificent performance of Beethoven's Archduke Trio in October 2013.

Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund.  Part of the Music for
Peace Series; Victor Rosenbaum, Music Director. *Tickets*
$25 *in advance* for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members, $10
for students, $35 at the door. Write check to “Massachusetts Peace Action
Education Fund” and mail to 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 or *purchase

The audience is invited to join the musicians and Peace Action members at a
reception after the concert.

*[image: Nicholas Kitchen]Nicholas Kitchen, Violin*

Nicholas Kitchen, founding first violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet,
presents upwards of 100 concerts each season at festivals, in the U.S.,
Canada, Europe, and Japan. A full time faculty member at the New England
Conservatory of Music, he received the Arion Award for Extraordinary
Contributions to Musical Culture from the Cambridge Society for Early
Music. in 2011. The award was presented at a concert where Kitchen
performed the Sonatas and Partitas of J. S. Bach. Kitchen has created
programs to enable those with extreme physical handicaps to communicate
through the computer; innovative educational programs about music using
computer animation; and a curriculum called MathaMusica for students to use
musical structure to gain mathematical and scientific insight. In 2003 he
founded Living Archive, a company devoted to recording the unique energies
of live performance. He has also transcribed keyboard works of Bach,
Brahms, and jazz pianist Bill Evans for string quartet.

*[image: Yeesun Kim]Yeesun Kim, Cello*

Yeesun Kim teaches cello at the New England Conservatory and is a member of
the Borromeo String Quartet. With the Borromeo Quartet she has played
numerous concerts nationally and internationally, at notable venues and at
many festivals. The Borromeo is currently Quartet-in-Residence at the New
England Conservatory, Taos School of Music and the Gardner Museum. It
collaborates with living composers, performing and recording music by
Gunther Schuller, Steve Reich, Lera Auerbach, Derek Bermel, Osvaldo
Golijov, Steve Mackey and Mohammed Fairouz. Kim earned a B.A from Curtis
Institute, and an M.M. and Artist Diploma with Borromeo String Quartet from
NEC. She plays on a Peregrino Zanetto cello, circa 1576.

[image: Alex Beyer]*Alexander Beyer, piano*

Heralded as a “sensation” with “formidable technique” by the Hartford
Courant, Alex Beyer has acquired an impressive array of prestigious concert
appearances nationally and internationally. He has been a guest soloist
with the Milwaukee, Charlotte, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, and
Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras, among others. First prize awards came in
the Renee Fischer Competition and MTNA State and Regional Competitions. He
was a finalist in the 2012 Gina Bachauer International Competition, a 2011
MTNA national finalist and prizewinner in the 2010 PianoArts Competition.
Beyer received the Jeniam Foundation Scholarship award from the Stamford
Symphony in 2011. As a winner of the NEC Piano Honors Competition he made
his Jordan Hall debut in 2014. He was a 2012 US Presidential Scholar in the

Alex has studied with Yoshie Akimoto, Dr. Matti Raekallio, and Melvin Chen.
He is currently a sophomore in the Harvard/NEC Dual Degree program,
studying with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun. He has recently played in
master classes for Jeremy Denk, Menahem Pressler, and Kirill Gerstein.

In the summer months he has attended the Killington Music Festival, Vianden
Music Festival in Luxembourg, the Saarburg Festival in Germany, and most
recently, the Taos Music Festival where he worked with Robert McDonald and
Thomas Sauer.

He has collaborated with conductors Gustav Meier, Carolyn Kuan, Andrews
Sill, T. Francis Wada, Constantine Kitsopolous, and Edward Cummings, and
has recently performed with Nicholas Kitchen and Yeesun Kim, founding
members of the Borromeo Quartet. He has performed in the Baryshnikov Arts
Center, Paul Hall, Stamford Palace Theater, Weill Recital Hall, the New
World Center, Woolsey Hall, and the Gusman Center.

Alex has performed in and directed many benefit concerts for the Pequot
Library, Project Learn, Music for Youth, Mercy Learning Center, and KEYS. A
music history enthusiast and proponent of educating the audience, he
established the lecture concert series “Sundays at 4” and will continue in
Summer 2015 with “Summer Soirees” at Pequot Library in Southport,

I hope you will join me at Music for Peace's All-Mendelssohn concert on
January 31!


Eva Moseley
Music Committee chair


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