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Re: Hauptwerk Recital Series in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Pa

Postby seh52 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:57 am

Dr. Namhee Han, organist, plays recital on Hauptwerk organs!

Private Los Angeles residence. To be invited, please send me your email address.
Arrival: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 14
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

Playing from the heart defines organist Namhee Han’s approach to music-making. She gave the opening concert for the renowned Los Angeles Bach Festival in 2013 and has performed at the National and Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Constantly expanding the repertoire of her artistic expressions, she has played with orchestras such the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale (organ) and the GRAMMY award-winning Southwest Chamber Music (harpsichord and harmonium).

A native of South Korea, Namhee studied the piano from age eight. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English education from Seoul National University, she came to the US to pursue graduate studies in linguistics. It was then that she encountered the organ and became immediately fascinated with the limitless tonal and expressive possibilities of the instrument. She began organ study with Thomas Harmon in 1999 and completed Master's and Doctoral degrees in organ performance at UCLA working with Christoph Bull. In addition, she holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in applied linguistics from UCLA. Dr. Han has coached with Marie-Claire Alain, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Jean Guillou and Guy Bovet, and participated in master classes by such eminent teacher-organists as David Craighead, Frederick Swann, Marilyn Keiser, Todd Wilson, Christopher Herrick, Paul Jacobs, Kimberly Marshall and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin. She has also studied with Philip Smith, the Organ Conservator at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The resident organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, Dr. Han is keenly interested in contributing to the music community in Southern California and regularly collaborates with instrumentalists, orchestras and choral groups in local performances. Her recent performance projects include playing solo and duo organ pieces for the DVD “The story of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ” (http://disneyhallorgan.com/). Her piano and organ students have successfully got in prestigious music schools. She enjoys maintaining an intellectually stimulating and physically active life.


PROGRAM

Bach: Concerto in A Minor after Vivaldi, BWV 593

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608

Healey Willan (1880-1968): Prelude on “MARTYRDOM” and “DEO GRACIAS”

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Sicilienne from “Pelléas et Mélisande” (transcribed by Louis Robilliard)

Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Pilgrims Chorus from “Tannhäuser” (transcribed for the Organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Guy Bovet (b. 1942): Salamanca from “Trois Préludes Hambourgeois”

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868): Overture from “William Tell” (transcribed for the Organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from “Nabucco”

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Danse Macabre (transcribed by Edwin Lemare)
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Re: Hauptwerk Recital Series in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Pa

Postby seh52 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:06 am

Thomas Mellan, organist, plays recital on Hauptwerk organs!

Private residence. For invitation, please send me your email address.
Arrival: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 21
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

Born in Lyon, France in 1995, organist/composer Thomas Mellan was awarded first place in the keyboard division of the 2015 and 2016 national competitions sponsored by the Musical Merit Foundation. In 2011, he was one of six organists invited to record on the official Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ DVD. He performed as Rising Star in the American Guild of Organists’ West Region Regional Convention in 2015. He was invited as Rising Star to perform in the Centennial International Summer Organ Festival at the Spreckels Pavilion. As Young Artist of the Year, he performed a solo recital in the 23rd Organ Festival at St. Eustache in Paris, France.

He has studied composition, counterpoint and harmony since the age of twelve. His catalogue of over thirty compositions includes orchestral, chamber and solo works. His work …on transcendence…, for five solo cellos and orchestra, was premiered by the Sakura cello quintet and the USC Thornton Symphony under the direction of Donald Crockett in 2016. His current projects and commissions include a new violin concerto, two more movements of …on transcendence… and a large organ concerto. Compositions have been performed in such venues as the Chautauqua Institute (New York), Rider University and the Princeton University Chapel (Princeton, New Jersey), the Spreckels Organ Pavilion (San Diego, California), Walt Disney Concert Hall, (Los Angeles, California), the University of Southern California and Église St. Eustache (Paris, France).

Mellan was the Outstanding Graduate of the undergraduate class of 2017 at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree with a double major in organ performance and composition. He is pursuing a Master of Music degree at Thornton, retaining the double emphasis in organ and composition. He is studying organ with Cherry Rhodes and composition with Frank Ticheli. Mellan received the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award in 2016. He was awarded the Thornton Faculty Award in 2013, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to an undergraduate at the USC Thornton School of Music.


PROGRAM

Max Reger (1873-1916): Fantasie und Fuge d-moll op. 135b
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor BWV 526
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 548 “the wedge”
(intermission)
Anton Webern (1883-1945): Variationen für klavier, Op. 27 (trans. Xavier Darasse)
- Sehr mäßig
- Sehr schnell
- Ruhig fließend
Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986): Suite, Op. 5:
- Prélude
- Sicilienne
- Toccata
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Hauptwerk Recital Series in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:09 am

Dr. Namhee Han plays virtual, digital and pipe organ recital!
For an invitation, please send me your email address.

Arrival: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 14
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

Dr. Han has selected 4 virtual pipe organs for this program:

1. Composite Cavaillé-Coll viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13386

2.1745 Johann Andreas Silbermann: Protestant Church, Wasselonne, France
http://www.jeuxdorgues.com/jeux-d-orgue ... n/?lang=en

3. 1885 Caen Cavaille-Coll: http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/f ... ienne.html

4. Johannus-BachMen OrganCrafters digital/pipe hybrid organ

BIOGRAPHY

Playing from the heart defines organist Namhee Han’s approach to music-making. She gave the opening concert for the renowned Los Angeles Bach Festival in 2013 and has performed at the National and Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Constantly expanding the repertoire of her artistic expressions, she has played with orchestras such the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale (organ) and the GRAMMY award-winning Southwest Chamber Music (harpsichord and harmonium).

A native of South Korea, Namhee studied the piano from age eight. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English education from Seoul National University, she came to the US to pursue graduate studies in linguistics. It was then that she encountered the organ and became immediately fascinated with the limitless tonal and expressive possibilities of the instrument. She began organ study with Thomas Harmon in 1999 and completed Master's and Doctoral degrees in organ performance at UCLA working with Christoph Bull. In addition, she holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in applied linguistics from UCLA. Dr. Han has coached with Marie-Claire Alain, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Jean Guillou and Guy Bovet, and participated in master classes by such eminent teacher-organists as David Craighead, Frederick Swann, Marilyn Keiser, Todd Wilson, Christopher Herrick, Paul Jacobs, Kimberly Marshall and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin. She has also studied with Philip Smith, the Organ Conservator at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The resident organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, Dr. Han is keenly interested in contributing to the music community in Southern California and regularly collaborates with instrumentalists, orchestras and choral groups in local performances. Her recent performance projects include playing solo and duo organ pieces for the DVD “The story of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ” (http://disneyhallorgan.com/). Her piano and organ students have successfully got in prestigious music schools. She enjoys maintaining an intellectually stimulating and physically active life.


PROGRAM

Bach: Concerto in A Minor after Vivaldi, BWV 593

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608

Healey Willan (1880-1968): Prelude on “MARTYRDOM” and “DEO GRACIAS”

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Sicilienne from “Pelléas et Mélisande” (transcribed by Louis Robilliard)

Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Pilgrims Chorus from “Tannhäuser” (transcribed for the Organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Guy Bovet (b. 1942): Salamanca from “Trois Préludes Hambourgeois”

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868): Overture from “William Tell” (transcribed for the Organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from “Nabucco”

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Danse Macabre (transcribed by Edwin Lemare)
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Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:59 am

Chelsea Chen, organ with Joseph Lee, cello

To receive an invitation, please send me your email address.

Arrival: 7:30 pm Monday, April 16
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

Joseph Lee is a current member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, winning the position in May of 2012. Mr. Lee began piano studies at the age of 4, violin studies at 7, and then finally cello at the age of 11. He won the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra concerto competition resulting in his concerto debut, playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto in Davies Symphony Hall under conductor Edwin Outwater. Joseph grew up in northern California where he studied with Irene Sharp. He earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music from The Juilliard School where he studied with Joel Krosnick and Darrett Adkins. He also earned a master’s degree in orchestral performance from The Manhattan School of Music studying with Alan Stepansky. Mr. Lee has performed in master classes for Richard Aaron, Ralph Kirshbaum, Lynn Harrell, and Janos Starker. Playing in orchestra he has worked with prominent conductors including: Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Andre Previn, Pierre Boulez, David Zinman, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and James Levine. Mr. Lee was a member of Miami’s New World Symphony from 2010 until 2012.

Organist and composer Chelsea Chen is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times). Chelsea has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia in venues such as Disney Hall, Singapore’s Esplanade, Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. As a composer she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based on Asian folksongs. The recipient of the 2009 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, Ms. Chen is a graduate of Juilliard, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She was also a full scholarship recipient at Yale University, where she earned an Artist Diploma. Her major organ teachers were Thomas Murray, John Weaver, and Paul Jacobs. From 2014-2018 she was Artist-in-Residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale. Currently, she is organist at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. For more information about her, please visit Chelsea Chen .

PROGRAM

Sonata in E Major François Francoeur (1698-1787)
Adagio Cantabile
Allegro Vivo
Tempo di Gavotta
Largo Cantabile
Gigue

Abendlied from Six Pieces, Op. 150 Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Humoresque Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

“The Hudson” and “Sidewalks” from Stone Rose Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Sonata in C Major, Op. 119: II. Moderato Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Two Taiwanese Folksongs Chelsea Chen (b. 1983)
Spring Breeze
Rice Dumplings

Seven Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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