JFK Plus 50—Passing the Torch: A Concert In Celebration of the Kennedy Presidency
JFK Plus 50: Passing the Torch
Concert at Riverside Church, NYC
91 Claremont Ave., NY, NY 10025 (by W. 120 th St.)
November 24, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Mr. Tian Jiang, piano, Chopin, Nocturne in C minor, Scherzo in Bb minor, Grand Polonaise
Ms. Yaegy Park, violin, J. S. Bach, Violin Sonata in G minor
Francis Lewis HS Concert Choir with Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture’s Youth Chorus from Grover Cleveland HS and MS61 (Selections)
Schiller Institute Chorus (American Song Selections)… Show more
On Sunday, November 24, the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture will present a very special "celebration/concert" at the historic Riverside Church in New York City. Our purpose is to memorialize, on the 50 th anniversary of his assassination, the immortal contribution of President John F. Kennedy. The optimism of the Kennedy administration was necessarily attended by an extraordinary emphasis on the role of culture, used by JFK and his wife, Jacqueline, in the service of both domestic and international diplomacy and engagement. The event will feature a short film that allows the young President Kennedy to posthumously address a contemporary audience of young people, which may have largely forgotten, never known, or never really heard him. Thus, President Kennedy may vicariously propose to this current younger generation, from the vantage point of history, the extraordinary challenges he posed to those of us privileged enough to have been alive during his presidency. His challenges were "outrageous" and, as it turned out, fully within our capacity as a people and nation to achieve. Consider his most famous, most improbable challenge: "We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills; because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to winand the others too." Every generation of Americans deserves to be provoked, excited, and challenged by their President, as Kennedy provoked and inspired the nation in that speech, given at Rice University in September of 1962. The Concert: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 4PM
Meet The Artists:
Concert pianist Tian Jiang returns to us after his stunning concert of last May 13th, 2012 at the Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium the over 2200 in attendance were comprised primarily of young, first-time classical music concertgoers and his equally stunning performance this May 28th, 2013 at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.
Sponsored as one of five top young Chinese musicians by the great Isaac Stern, during and after the famous 1979 visit of Stern to China, Tian Jiang has recently championed the cause of creating the largest, and greatest, possible American audience for Classical musical performance and composition. To that end, he has embraced and assisted the work of the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture, particularly in New York City schools. Mr. Jiang has been described by critics as being "utterly poetic and ravishingly musical...a musician of great culture." His years of dedication and hard work, have proved that music is, indeed, a universal language that draws people of different cultures together.
Tian Jiang has played in virtually every great concert hall in the world, and with most of the world's great orchestras. He has recently toured South Africa and Australia, as well as given concerts in his native China. Most recently, in late April and early May 2013, Mr. Jiang finished a highly successful concert tour in East- and Mid-Asia performed at the City Hall of Nagasaki, the Cultural Center of Shanghai, and gave a high profile private concert for the royalty of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai.
See Tian Jiang's Websites: www.tianmusic.com www.pianisttian.com
Fifteen-year-old violin protégé, Yaegy Park, was born on Dec. 8 th, 1997 in Houston, Texas.
At age 4, in 2001, she passed the Houston Young Artist Concert (Hyac) Audition as the youngest winner. She participated in the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado as the youngest student of Kyung Sun Lee, and played in the student concert several times in the summer of 2006. In November 2007, at the age of nine, Yaegy was the 3rd prize winner at the 5th Louis Spohr International Young Violin Competition in Weimar, Germany. That year, she performed with pianist Christopher O’Riley at the NPR’s “From the Top” live show in San Antonio, and she was selected for the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award from “From the Top”.
In March, 2009, she won 1st prize of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, and, as a winner, she performed at Carnegie Weill Hall on April 12th. She also won 1st prize at the International Russian Rotary Children's Music Competition in Moscow, Russia, and played with the Moscow Symphony in 2009. The next year, in the summer of 2010, she participated in the Great Mountain Music Festival.
Yaegy was the Grand Prize Winner in the 2012 International Virtuoso Competition and performed at the Merkin Concert Hall at a winners’ concert. In the summer of 2012, she took part in the Hawum Chamber Music Festival in Korea, and she performed at the opening concert, and played in a master class with Ms. Kyung Sun Lee. Yaegy was the 1 st prize winner in the Hawum chamber competition, and she will perform with Hawum Chamber Orchestra later this year.
In 2013, she was 1st Prize winner of Adelphi Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Competition in New York, NY and Ywca New York Music Competition. She also won 2nd place in the NY Chamber Players Competition, and 1st place in the Lisma International Competition. Yaegy will perform at Zankel Hall in 2014.
Yaegy Park has studied with Ms. Catherine Cho at the Juilliard Pre- College School since 2010. She used a half size Testore violin made in the year 1724, and supported by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation. Yaegy participated in the Green Mountain Music Festival at Burlington, Vermont, and played several times at master classes. She performed at the Emerging Artist Series two times.
ALL Contributions To The Foundation For The Revival Of Classical Culture Will Go To The Continued Funding Of The Following Projects Of The Foundation:
1) The twice-per-week work building the Foundation's Youth Chorus, which currently involves ongoing programs in Queens and in Brooklyn. 2) Capitalizing the Foundation's "Mozart/Handel Project", including an expanded 2014 summer program. This program was successfully conducted in the last two weeks of this past July, 2013, as a test pilot project involving a dozen students and four teachers, who engaged in an intensive, two week, in-depth investigation of Mozart's The Magic Flute . We wish to expand the summer program next year to three weeks and involve 40-100 students, requiring larger facilities and additional teaching staff. 3) During the year, work on Handel's Messiah, as well as Mozart's German-language adaptation of Handel's Messiah, will also continue. We plan to include two "weekend symposia", one in December 2013, and one in April 2014, for selected students. Your contributions will make these projects possible!
THE Foundation For The Revival Of Classical CULTURE
Go to: www.fftrocc.org . Contact us : email@example.com . Phone : 917.214.1264
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