“Influence and Inspiration”

Smith Opera House

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Overview

Saturday, May 28, 2022: “Influence and Inspiration”
Smith Opera House, 7:30 pm

Jinjoo Cho, Geoffrey Herd, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Max Geissler, cello; Henry Kramer, piano

Works by Mozart, Schumann, and Jörg Widmann are linked by their shared source of inspiration, and form a musical network that spans eras and genres.

String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major, K. 458 “The Hunt”                  W. A. Mozart (1756-91)

Papillons, Op. 2                                                                         Robert Schumann (1810-56)

String Quartet No. 3 “Hunting Quartet”                                           J​​örg Widmann (b. 1973)

Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47                                                        Robert Schumann

 

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Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12.
Season pass (8 concerts): $200 adult

Schedule

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About the Artists

Eric Wong

Celebrated for a “tone like toasted caramel. Amazing.” (Musical Toronto), Eric Wong is the violist of the Cavani Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). He was also a member of the JUNO-nominated Afiara Quartet and the Linden String Quartet, first prize winners of the Fischoff, Coleman, and Concert Artist Guild competitions. Mr. Wong is a frequent guest educator and has given masterclasses and lectures in many institutions of higher learning in North… Read more

Geoffrey Herd

Violinist Geoffrey Herd leads a varied and impactful career as a soloist and chamber musician, innovative artistic director and dedicated pedagogue. He has performed throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia at venues such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Art in Boston and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as well as at universities and conservatories globally. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Herd has collaborated with leading musicians including Ettore Causa, Jinjoo Cho,… Read more

Henry Kramer

Praised by The Cleveland Classical Review for his “astonishingly confident technique” and by The New York Times for “thrilling [and] triumphant” performances, pianist Henry Kramer is developing a reputation as a musician of rare sensitivity who combines stylish programming with insightful and exuberant interpretations.  In 2016, he garnered international recognition with a Second Prize win in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Most recently, he was awarded a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant by Lincoln… Read more

Jinjoo Cho

Violinist Jinjoo Cho is redefining what it means to be a classical artist in the 21st Century as a charismatic soloist, dynamic and engaging chamber musician, dedicated teacher, innovative artistic director, and published writer. Jinjoo’s technical and artistic skills have been tested and proven as first prize winner of some of the world’s most prestigious competitions, such as the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and Concours musical international de Montréal, in addition to the Buenos… Read more

Max Geissler

Praised for his “superb artistry and beautiful sound,” cellist Max Geissler is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Rice University under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig. Max serves as the cellist and Co-Artistic Director of the mixed instrumentation new music ensemble Latitude 49, and is a highly sought-after chamber collaborator and educator. Before his studies at Rice, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan working with Richard Aaron. As an enthusiastic educator, Max… Read more

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