Messiaen’s Harawi: Chant d’amour et de mort
Katie Procell (soprano) & Min Joo Yi (piano)
Tickets: Students $8 online; Adults $10 online; $13 at the door
Music and poetry by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
I . La vile qui dormait, toi
II. Bonjour toi, colombe verte
IV. Doundou Tchil
V. L’amour de Piroutcha
VI. Répétation Planétaire
IX. L’escalier redit, gestes du soleil
X. Amour oiseau d’étoile
XI. Katchikatchi les étolies
XII. Dans le noir
Katie Procell (soprano) is beginning her master’s degree at Peabody Conservatory as a student of Phyllis Bryn-Julson. She received the Jacques T. Schlenger and Charles P. Sachs Conservatory Scholarships. She received her bachelors of music from James Madison University where she studied with Kevin McMillan. Some of her favorite roles have been Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Patience (Patience), and Despina (Così fan tutte). She has trained at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy and has performed with Halifax Summer Opera and Young Victorian Theatre Company.
From Bellevue, Washington, 22-year-old Min Joo Yi is currently pursuing a master of music degree for classical piano performance at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She graduated with an A.B. in ecology & evolutionary biology along with a music performance certificate from Princeton University. Min Joo was the recipient of the 2013 CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship, 2012 Merit Award from the National YoungArts Foundation, 2010 Evelyn Lindblad Folland Endowment Fund Award, 2010 Donna and Edwin Kornfeld Piano Scholarship, and the 2009 Ida Zelikovsky Green Award. She has also won top prizes in the 2013 Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, 2011 Schimmel USASU International Piano Competition, and the 2010 Music Teachers National Association Competition.