A Transfigured Night

A Transfigured Night

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

$25.00 per ticket

Overview

Cavani String Quartet members Si-Yan Lei and Eric Wong, with Jinjoo Cho, Geoffrey Herd, and Max Geissler explore the diverse and expressive styles from the turn of the 20th century featuring Fauré’s Quartet No. 1 in c minor and Schoenberg’s poetic masterpiece, Verklarte Nacht. Children 18 years and younger are welcome to attend the concert for free.

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Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

About the Artists

Cavani String Quartet

Hailed as passionate and inspiring performers, as well as ambassadors for chamber music, the Cavani String Quartet succeeds like few others in communicating the sheer joy of music making. The quartet has the honor of being a winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the prestigious Fischoff, Banff, and Coleman competitions as well as being chosen for The Cleveland Quartet Award at The Eastman School. Described by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing, powerful and elegant” the quartet’s impressive… Read more

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

Hyun Soo Kim

Pianist Hyun Soo Kim has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South Korea. A much sought-after collaborative artist, Mr. Kim has performed with eminent artists, such as Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Atar Arad, Ettore Causa, Dimitri Murrath, and members of the Cavani Quartet, Miami Quartet, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony and among others. Concerts have brought him to such venues as Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Merkin Hall in NYC, Chicago Cultural… 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