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Kings And Queens

The Chamber Music Olympics made its first move at the beautiful St. John Vianney Parish.

The first of three concerts, these powerful musicians introduced three great pieces from the chamber repertoire.

Special thanks to Robert Mondoy (Music Ministry) for making this concert possible!

The first piece, Ravel’s Duo Sonata for Violin and Cello, is famously colorful as it is technically demanding.

The colors from Ravel’s harmonies and use of open strings and harmonics made the resonate church the perfect place to immerse people in his music.

Performed by violinist Evan Hjort and cellist Daniel Lim, the Ravel duo was a refreshing introduction to the concert.

Following the duo was romantic Schumann’s String Quartet No. 1 in A minor.

Written for his beloved Clara’s birthday, Schumann’s first string quartet embodied much to say for Clara.

Joined by violinists Dustin Wilkes-Kim and Charissa Leung, violist Drew Forde, and cellist Daniel Lucas, the Schumann earned a thunderous applause.

The last piece on the program featured Dvorak’s string quintet, an exciting and rhythmic folk style.

Performed by violinists Mann-wen Lo, Cheyenne Lee, violist Michael Chong, and bassist Chris Yick, the Dvorak quintet was an astounding adventure.


Program

Maurice Ravel: Duo Sonata for Violin and Cello
Evan Hjort, violin
Daniel Lim, cello

Robert Schumann: String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41
Dustin Wilkes-Kim, violin 1
Charissa Leung, violin 2
Drew Forde, viola
Daniel Lucas, cello

Antonín Dvorak: String Quintet in G major, Op. 77
Mann-wen Lo, violin 1
Cheyenne Lee, violin 2
Michael Chong, viola
Daniel Lim, cello
Chris Yick, bass