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The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra
Raul Munguia - Artistic Director & Conductor

2013-14 Season

Sunday, November 24th, 2013
~ 3:00 p.m. ~
Memorial Auditorium

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"Future Stars"
November 24th, 2013
Program Notes

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major, Sz. 119

Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)

I. Allegretto

Completed In: 1945
First Performed:Feb. 8, 1946, Eugene Ormandy, cond.

Program notes are posted as they become available.

Scored for: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, timpani, and strings.
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Shu Zhang, piano

Shu Zhang, Piano

Shu Zhang was born in China. She started studying piano from the age of five years old. During her young age she was active in many competitions. In 2008, she was matriculated by the University of Shandong, China as one of the most outstanding students from the final audition for admittance. Throughout the four years of her Bachelors of Music degree, Shu acquired the honor of outstanding student in the keyboard area. Scholarships were awarded to her each year as she achieved exemplary standards. In 2012, Shu decided to study piano as a graduate student at PSU and started her new journey with Dr. Reena Berger Natenberg. In the U.S., Shu won the PSU award for excellence in keyboard studies 2013 and is a winner of the 2013 SEK Symphony Concerto/Aria Competition. The past June, she performed in the PSU Chamber Music Festival as a soloist and as a collaborator. June 2013, Shu performed at the 4th Texas International Piano Festival. Her performances left a very deep impression on people there. Recently, on November 10th, Shu won 3rd place in the KMTA Collegiate State Piano Competition (Graduate Division).

Concerto for Viola

William Walton (1902-1983)

I. Andante comodo
II. Vivo, con molto preciso

Written In: 1929
First Performed: London, Paul Hindemith, viola
Written for: violist Lionel Tertis

Program notes are posted as they become available.

Scored for: 2 flutes, piccolo, oboe, english horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, harp, and strings.
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Ernesto Estigarribia, viola

Ernesto Estigarribia, viola

Ernesto Estigarribia is a native of Asuncion, Paraguay. Ernesto received his BM and is currently pursuing a MM in viola performance at Pittsburg State University, where he studied with Dr. Selim Giray and Dr. Raúl Munguía. He was a member of the Paraguay National Symphony Orchestra, Universidad del Norte Symphony, the Lara Bareiro Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Miranda, Orquesta de la Provincia de Chaco (Argentina), the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra , and Suprima Chamber Orchestra, which performed in St. Petersburg, Russia in November of last year. He has participated in prestigious music festivals such as Musica nas montanhas, (Minas Gerais, Brazil) Festival de Musica de Santa Catarina(Santa Catarina, Brasil) and Bay View Music Festival(Michigan.) where he studied with Alex Klein, Ori Kam, Richard Young, and Dominic Destefano. Currently, Ernesto is a member of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra. He was one of the winners of the 2011 SEK Symphony Concerto and Aria Competition after his performance of Max Bruch's Romanze for viola and orchestra and in 2013, his viola and piano duo won the 1st place in the Waddill Chamber Music Competition.

Qal fiamma avea nell guardo, from Paglacci

Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919)

 

First Performed: Milan, Teatro Dal Verme, May 21, 1892
Pagliacci: based on a newspaper crime report

Program notes are posted as they become available.

Paglacci Scored for: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, 4horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion 2 harps, and strings.
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Chi il bel sogno di Doretta, from La Rondine

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

 

Written In: 1913-1917
First Performed: Monte Carlo, March 27, 1917

Program notes are posted as they become available.

Scored for: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass trombone, harp, percussion, timpani, and strings.
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Jee Yeun Kim, soprano

Jee Yeun Kim, soprano

Jee Yeun Kim is a graduate student in voice at Pittsburg State University. Jee Yeun began her vocal studies at age nine as a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Junior Chorus in her native Korea. She sang with them for ten years before continuing her studies at the College of Vocal Music at Yeonsei University in Korea. During that time she also pursued voice study in the Summer Master Class program of the Hoschule Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Following her graduation she began teaching in high school, while also working as a church choir director. In 2012 she was a first place winner in the West Central Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a first place winner in the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in the winner's recital for the Barry Alexander International Vocal competition on January 27, 2013. At Pittsburg State University, Jee Yeun received the Outstanding Student award at the PSU Honors Convocation in Spring 2013. She received an "Excellence in Scholarship" award at the Graduate Banquet in Spring 2013. She is performing today as a winner of the Concerto Aria completion held in the Spring of 2013. Jee Yeun recently competed in the second round in the New Jersey Association of Verisimo Opera and is awaiting the results of that competition. Ms. Kim is a student of Patrick Howle.

Carmen, Suite No. 1

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

I. Prelude
II. Aragonaise
III. Intermezzo
IV. Les Dragons d'Alcala
V. Final 'Les Toreadors'

Last SEKSO Performance: June 14th, 1988
CompletedIn: 1874

Program notes are posted as they become available.

Scored for: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, percussion, harp, and strings.
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Béla Viktor János Bartók (1881-1945)

Georges Alexandre César Léopold Bizet (1838-1875)

Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919)

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (1858-1924)

Walton (1902-1983)

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