Program will include selections from Mendelssohn, Debussy, Schubert and other chamber works. We will focus on discussing how to listen to music and especially chamber music. What makes chamber music especially enjoyable for performers and audience? To what in particular can we pay attention to increase our enjoyment of a performance? We hope to engage in a lively discussion about what makes music meaningful and answer general questions about music.
The language of the event will be English.
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Performance and Q&A
Melisa Barrick Baldwin
Soprano Melisa Barrick Baldwin is a versatile vocal artist, equally fluent in the fields of opera, early music, and new music. Often engaged as a concert soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, she has also performed and taught at many summer music festivals in both the US and Europe. As an advocate of new music, she has given numerous world première performances. Her critically acclaimed recordings include the Jerome Moross ballet Frankie and Johnnie, and Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Ave Maria.
Yale College 87’,Professor of Cello at the University of Tennessee
Cellist Wesley Baldwin performs throughout the United States and Europe as soloist and chamber musician. As a soloist he has appeared with the Laredo Philharmonic, Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestras, among others.His passionate and charismatic performances have garnered much critical acclaim.An advocate for great music from all eras, Wesley was the founder of the Plymouth String Quartet, with whom he was a top prize-winner in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. His recording of music for cello by Alan Shulman, released by Albany records in 2010, enjoyed widespread critical acclaim.
A passionate teacher, Wesley has taught at the University of Maryland and Florida International University. He currently serves as the youngest Professor of Cello at the University of Tennessee.
Wenbin has started playing piano at age of 5. At the age of 12, he got into The middle school attached to the central conservatory of Music in Beijing under Professor Zhang Jin with highest score at that time. He has received his B.M at New England Conservatory with the highest academic honor, where he studied with Chinese / American pianist, Hung-Kuan Chen. He received his M.M and Artist Diploma at Yale University, where he studied with Boris Berman. During his studying period at Yale university, his achievement leads him into receiving two most prestigious school award: Elizabeth Parisot Prize for Best pianist at Yale school of music and Yale School of Music Alumni Association Prize for the most outstanding graduating student.
Violinist,Yale School of Music 13’, Musician in Residence for the Yale Club of Beijing
Shawn Moore is an American violinist, currently teaching and performing in China, the US and other locations throughout the world. He is the Musician in Residence at The Affiliated High School of Peking University, a visiting professor at the Nanjing School of the Arts, and Musician in Residence for the Yale Club of Beijing. While pursuing his career as a musician, Shawn also concurrently works for Bard College, covering East/Central Asia as an admissions officer and representative for institutional relations. He has been based in Beijing since the fall of 2014. Shawn is passionate about languages and communication in general – be it musical, linguistic or otherwise. He is a graduate of Bard College and Yale University.