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Jumi Kim - Listening Guide to Classical Music (Class 3) - Celeste Solo Ensemble Virtual Concert

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 10:30 AM
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Music Appreciation: Listening Guide to Classical Music

For our classical music lovers – but not only…


Soprano Jumi Kim, designed a course for Ashby Village members interested in classical music that will feature a brief lecture accompanied by a description of the repertoire to be performed by Jumi or other guest artists. Every month she will present a different topic/composer.

Class 3
: Celeste Solo Ensemble Virtual Concert: Iconic Classical Masterpieces


  • Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13, “Pathétique” 2nd movement by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “Lascia ch’io pianga” from opera Rinaldo by George Handel
  • Papillons, Op. 2 by Robert Schumann
  • “Chacun le sait” from La Fille du Régiment by Gaetano Donizetti
  • Meditation from opera Thäis by Jules Massenet
  • Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
  • Plaisir d’Amour by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
  • “June: Barcarolle” from The Seasons, Op. 37a by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Painless opera, arr. by Phyllis Wolfe-White
  • Prelude No.1 in B flat major by George Gershwin

Biography of Jumi Kim

Jumi Kim, soprano, has been a featured soloist at concerts, including Messiah with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra and in Hodie by Vaughn Willams with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra.  Her recent performances include, Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass, and Vivaldi Gloria with Santa Ynez Master Chorale and Orchestra, Bach Church Cantata BWV51 and Bach Magnificat with Symphony of the Vines, Pergolesi Stabat Mater with Brillante Chamber Ensemble on the Central Coast.  She also appeared as a guest artist at various concerts with Music Untold in Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

Ms. Kim joined Opera SLO in the role of high priestess for their 2014 production of Aida and returned to perform the role of Lola from Cavalleria Rusticana in 2015. During her studies she performed various operatic roles including Suzel in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Countess in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Cio-Cio San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.


Ms. Kim taught at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo as a voice instructor for six years prior to moving to the Napa Valley area. She previously taught voice at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne). Ms. Kim received her doctoral degree in vocal performance from Ball State University, received her master’s from Indiana University, and her bachelor’s degree from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea. Currently, Ms. Kim is an active soloist in the Bay Area while also serving as executive director of Celeste Solo Ensemble.


Biography of Jiwon Evelyn Kwark, violin

Violinist Jiwon Evelyn Kwark is a dynamic soloist, chamber musician, orchestra musician, and a teacher full of love for her students. After attending the pre-college division of the Korean National University of Art and continuing her studies at Colburn School of Music, she obtained a bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School, a master’s degree from Yale School of Music, and obtained Professional Studies from Manhattan School of Music in the Orchestral Performance Program. Her primary teachers were Glenn Dicterow, Ani Kavafian, Lisa Kim, Masao Kawasaki, and Alexander Treger.

Since making her solo debut with the Amabile Orchestra in Korea at the age of 9, Ms. Kwark has performed with numerous orchestras in the U.S. and Korea as the winner of competitions, such as YMF Debut Orchestra, South Coast Symphony, Palisade Symphony Orchestra, and Chungnam State Philharmonic Orchestra. Besides being invited to tour Canada in the recent years with YOA and performing in France at the Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, she toured the cities of Germany with the Penderecki Musik Academie Orchestra as the concertmistress and soloist of the orchestra under the baton of renowned composer, Maestro Penderecki.

As an orchestra musician, Ms. Kwark has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, New Century Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, and American Youth Symphony. She has served as the concertmistress of Manhattan School of Music Symphony and the Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Concert Artist Symphony Orchestra. She performs regularly as the Associate Principal Second Violinist of the Marin Symphony.

As an active chamber musician, she has performed with ensembles in YMF Chamber Music, Sarasota Music Festival, and Bowdoin Music Festival. Her trios and quartets have won many chamber competitions including the International Young Artist Peninsula Music Festival and were broadcasted live on radio KMZT in Los Angeles numerous times. Ms. Kwark performs frequently as a violinist in her chamber group, Ensemble Ari.

Biography of Hyunji Park, piano

Hyunji Park, native Seoul in Korea, holds a Graduate Performance Diploma in piano performance from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She has over 20 years of professional musical experience as a soloist, collaborative performer, music educator, choir conductor, arranger and a director of music organizations.

As an active pianist, Hyunji has appeared as a soloist and a collaborative pianist in Seoul, Rome, the Opera House in Sydney, Baltimore-Washington D.C, the Herbst Theater and the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and the bay area. She also has served communities by performing in numerous benefit concerts and coordinating music classes for special education at Younhee Paik’s Stuido for Art & Music in Oakland, CA. Ms. Park always projects missions through the music to get closer to the people who love music and healing the communities.

As an Educator, she worked as a music director of the 2015-2018 Sonata Contest of CCMTAC. Hyunji has a thriving Studio and her students are on the top lists of the major piano competitions in the Bay Area. Currently, she is a music director of Canaan KUMC and artistic director of Celeste Solo Ensemble.



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