Julietta Curenton, flute & Soyeon Kim, piano

Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30pm
Julietta Curenton, flute & Soyeon Kim, piano
Concert is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 7:00pm

Program

Flute Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033
Johann Sebastian Bach
1685-1750

-Andante-Presto
-Allegro
-Adagio
-Menuetto I
-Menuetto II

Sonata for Flute and Piano, H. 306
Bohuslav Martinu
1890-1959

-Allegro moderato
-Adagio
-Allegro poco moderato

Intermission

Feathers and Wax
Amanda Harberg
B. 1973

Fish are Jumping
Robert Dick
B. 1950

Three African-American Spirituals for Flute and Piano
Simpson-Curenton
B. 1953

-Lil' David
-Calvary
-Get on Board

 

Julietta Curenton, flute

The Philadelphia Inquirer says flutist Julietta Curenton’s “tone glows more than it sparkles, and it draws in one’s ear with sounds and ideas that simply cannot be resisted.” Also praised as an “..artistic and organic” performer, Julietta was the winner of the prestigious Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia Career Advancement Award in 2012. Other awards include prizes from the young artist competitions sponsored by the National Flute Association, New York Flute Club and Astral Artists’ National Auditions. Ms. Curenton has made solo appearances with The National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Temple University Orchestra, The Kennedy Center Institute Orchestra, U.S. Army Orchestra  -  Pershing's Own and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, PA.

Julietta has concertized in U.S. and abroad in countries such as Switzerland, England, Italy. She recently collaborated with Orchestra 2001 during a 4 city tour of the United Arab Emirates premiering works by American composers. She has been featured in the Flutists Quarterly magazine and her performances have been broadcast on New York City's WQXR and Philadelphia's WRTI radio stations. Her interests cross into the Jazz and Gospel arenas. She can be heard on the Smithsonian Folkways album Praise the Lord! along with The Curenton family and on Miguel Zenon's Grammy nominated Jazz album,  Alma Adentro – The Puerto Rican Songbook. An alumna of The Academy – a ground-breaking educational program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute (Ensemble ACJW) – she has performed extensively in Carnegie Halls' Weill Music Hall and Zankel Hall as well as Suntory Hall in Tokyo Japan, The Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall and  Avery Fischer Hall at Lincoln Center.

Julietta received a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Master of Music degree from The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. The 2014-15 season includes a Concerto appearance with the Mclean Symphony Orchestra and a chamber music performace on The Edward T. Cone Concert Series at Princeton University.

Soyeon Kim, piano

Soyeon Kim, a native of South Korea, has appeared as a solo and collaborative pianist with an extensive range of vocal and instrumental repertoire throughout the United States, Europe and Korea. Ms Kim has worked with distinguished artists, such as Stefan Hoskuldsson, Mark Nuccio, Eric Speller, Judith Mendenha, and Yeonsun Joo. She has performed at major concert halls such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, Sejong Center and ArKo Arts Theater in Seoul, Korea, the Croatian Music Institution in Zagreb, Croatia, Konzerthaus in Berlin and Gasteig in Munich, Germany. Ms Kim has performed at number of chamber series such as Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series, Cathedral Saint John Divine Concert Series, and Trinity at One. Recently in May she also performed in the art song recital for the private concert series of Countess Christina Schoenborn in Vienna. Among her awards are First Prize and Best Interpretation Awards in William Garrison Piano Competition, Second Prize in the Artur Balsam Competition for Duos, Laureate in Korea Festival Ensemble Chamber Music Competition, and First Prize in Seoul National Teacher's College Piano Competition. She also won Music Academy of the West Fellowship in Santa Barbara, New Triad Foundation Fellowship in New York City. Soyeon Kim is currently on the piano faculty at the John J. Cali School of Music in Montclair, New Jersey where she has also serves as a vocal and chamber music coach, and staff pianist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance at Seoul National University and another master’s and doctoral degree in Accompanying at Manhattan School of Music in New York City where she had worked as a vocal coach and staff pianist for several years. Her future engagement in 2014-15 includes the flute recitals in Monterrey,  Mexico and the Concertos for Two Pianos by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bach and Poulenc with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey in the United States.