The Wellesley Chamber Players (WTC) celebrated its second season opening concert last Sunday, November 6 at 3pm in Beveridge Hall of the Dana Hall School and received a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audiences. The players included internationally acclaimed musicians such as violinist Ji-Won Song, violist Jesse Morrison and cellist Jonathan Butler as well as pianist Jayoung Kim, artistic director of WTC, pianist Jennifer Gaul, music director of Dana Hall School of Music.
They performed Mozart’s Quartet in E flat major for piano, violin, viola and cello, Handel’s Ombra mai fu (Never was a shade) for cello and piano and Brahms’ Quartet in G minor for piano, violin, viol and cello. The Mozart Quartet was playful and humorous. The Handel was deeply touching. The final piece, Brahms Quartet was full of energy and virtuosity. Cellist, Jonathan Butler briefly compared Mozart and Brahms: as Mozart was like looking at clear blue sky while Brahms was like looking at cloudy sky but still knowing that there are many beautiful things in life. There was a reception followed, where everybody was invited.
The next concert is on Sunday, December 11 at 3pm in Beveridge Hall of the Dana Hall School. The musicians are Jayoung Kim, Eunae Koh and Stella Cho, who are prizewinners of international music competitions and performing nationally and internationally. They will play Brahms’ Piano Trio in C major and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in C minor.
The WCP is run by donations and accepts suggested donations of $20, which helps to bring some of the world-class musicians of this generation to Wellesley. If you are interested in attending the concerts and helping the organization in any way, please contact Jayoung Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org or Phyllis Glazerman, email@example.com. More information is available on the website: http://bit.ly/wellesleychamber.