Friday, June 9, 2023 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm (EDT)
The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, United States
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$20 ($10 student/senior)

Hannah KendallWeroon Weroon (US premiere; for cuffed violin)
Kaija SaariahoDuft (for solo clarinet)
Rebecca SaundersWhite (for solo trumpet)
George LewisSeismologic (for solo bassoon & electronics)

Join Talea for the second edition of Talea Encores, which celebrates continued collaborations with composers the ensemble has worked with throughout the season. Hear members of Talea up close – Karen Kim (violin), Rane Moore (clarinet), Sam Jones (trumpet), and Adrian Morejon (bassoon) – as they perform solo works by Hannah Kendall, Kaija Saariaho, Rebecca Saunders, and George Lewis at the Invisible Dog Art Center.

About Talea Ensemble

The Talea Ensemble's mission is to champion musical creativity, cultivate curious listeners, and bring visionary new works to life with vibrant performances that remain in the audience's imagination long after a concert. Recipient of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the New York based Talea Ensemble has premiered more than 45 commissions since it was founded in 2008. Festival engagements have included performances at Lincoln Center Festival, Donaueschingen Musiktage, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Resonant Bodies Festival, TIME:SPANS, Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Time of Music Finland, Wien Modern, Vancouver New Music, Festival Musica, and many more. The ensemble has also partnered with institutions across disciplines, such as the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, the City of Ideas Festival in Mexico, and the Storm King Art Center, and has undertaken residencies in music departments around the country to support a new generation of musicians.

About Karen Kim, violin

Grammy Award-winning violinist Karen Kim is widely hailed for her sensitive musicianship and passionate commitment to chamber and contemporary music. Her performances have been described as "compellingly structured and intimately detailed" (Cleveland Classical), "muscular and gripping" (New York Classical Review), and having "a clarity that felt personal, even warmly sincere" (The New York Times). She has performed in such prestigious venues and series as Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium and Zankel and Weill Recital Halls; the Celebrity Series of Boston; the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; the Vienna Musikverein; London’s Wigmore Hall; the Musée d'Orsay in Paris; the Seoul Arts Center; and Angel Place in Sydney, Australia. She received the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance in 2011 for her recordings of the complete quartets of György Ligeti.

Esteemed for her versatility across a broad spectrum of musical idioms and artistic disciplines, Ms. Kim has collaborated with artists ranging from Kim Kashkashian, Jörg Widmann, and Shai Wosner to Questlove & The Roots and the James Sewell Ballet. She is a member of the Jasper String Quartet, winners of Chamber Music America's prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award and the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians. She is also a member of the critically acclaimed Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Échappé, and Deviant Septet, and she is a founding member of the "forward-looking, expert ensemble" Third Sound (The New Yorker).

Ms. Kim received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Violin Performance, as well as a Master's degree in Chamber Music from the New England Conservatory, where she worked with Donald Weilerstein, Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, Roger Tapping, Paul Katz, and Dominique Eade. She is a supporter of the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.

The Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States