A CELEBRATION OF DEGENERATE MUSIC
Katherine Needleman, oboe
Hanchien Lee, piano
Franz Reizenstein - Three Concert Pieces for Oboe and Piano (1938)
William Grant Still (1895 - 1978) - Incantation and Dance (1942)
Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963) - Sonata for English Horn and Piano (1941)
Rebecca Clarke (1886 - 1979) - I’ll By My Heart Be Still
Ernst Krenek - Sonatina for Oboe Solo (1956)
Pavel Haas (1899-1944) - Suite for Oboe and Piano, Op. 17 (1939-1941)
9:30-10:30 am - Coffee and patisserie in first floor gallery space
10:30-11:30 am - Concert
11:30 am-12 pm - More coffee, more patisserie, Q&A
Katherine Needleman joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as principal oboist in 2003, the same year she won first prize at the International Double Reed Society’s Gillet-Fox Competition. Devoted to the music of our time, she has premiered and commissioned numerous works. She has been a member of the faculty at the Peabody Conservatory since 2005, and is on faculty at the Young Artist Summer Program at Curtis SummerFest.
Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a pianist whose playing is “warmly charismatic” and “calm maturity with naturalness” by Seen and heard International, pianist Hanchien Lee is recognized for her eloquent and virtuosic performances as a soloist and chamber musician. Since her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age sixteen, Ms. Lee has performed throughout the US, in Europe and across Asia. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University where she worked with Boris Slutsky. Currently, she resides in Philadelphia and teaches at University of Pennsylvania.
Admission: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID