BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

1ST SEASONAL FALL CONCERT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH AT 7PM

 
 

Program Includes:


JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Church cantata “Vergnugte Ruh,

beliebte Seelenlust”, BWV 170 for soprano, piano and strings


GOTTFRIED HEINRICH STÖLZEL (ornaments by JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH) – “Bist du bei mir”, BWV 508


LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – Piano Sonata, op.111, №32


CESAR FRANCK – “Panis Angelicus” from Mass, op.12 for soprano and strings


PAUL LEAVITT – “Ave Verum” from Cantata Emmanuel for soprano, piano and strings


CLAUDE DEBUSSY – Three preludes for piano:

“La terrasse des audience du clair de lune”, “Ondine”,“Feux d’artifice”


SERGEY RACHMANINOFF – Song selections for soprano and piano


RICHARD STRAUSS – Song selections for soprano and piano







YULIA PETRACHUK - soprano

"Yulia is a special and unique artist, able to hold her own on any stage in the world”  

(Daniel Rigazzi, Stage Director at Metropolitan Opera in NYC).


Born in Russia, Ms. Petrachuk studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and is a graduate of Bern Opera Studio in Bern, Switzerland.

Her debut as a professional opera singer was with the State Theater Bern, Switzerland in 2010. She has also performed with Theater Biel (Switzerland), Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Opera Ischia (Italy), Dicapo Opera Theater NYC, and Vocal Productions NYC.

In 2014, she made her debut at the Carnegie Hall with Steven Crawford, pianist and assistant conductor of Metropolitan Opera. 

Some of her main roles performed include Fiordiligi, Mimi, Violetta, Nedda, Iolanta, Tatiana, Euridice, Flaminio, Lauretta, and Adina.

In 2012, Ms. Petrachuk received a grant by the one of most prestigious vocal competition The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridge and in 2015 she was one of the Finalists in the Vocal Arts DC Discovery Series Competition in Washington DC.  In 2015, she won the Montpelier Art Center’s Classical Recital Series Competition. Late in 2015, she sang with Opera Camerata in Washington DC, in the principal role of Fiordiligi, in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. 

In November 2015, Ms. Petrachuk successfully performed the World Premiere of “Yulia” (a song cycle for soprano and strings dedicated to her by composer E. Dubois) at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York City, in collaboration with the renowned Italian pianist Carlo Pari. 

Recently, in June 2017, she performed the role of Donna Anna in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni with the Vienna Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. And in July 2017, Yulia participated at the Maryland Lyrica Young Artists Program and performed a concert at the Italian Embassy of Washington DC with Javier Arrey, baritone and Jonathan Tetelman, tenor (soloists of Metropolitan Opera).

Her future engagements include various operatic and concert series performances in Washington DC, New York, Russia and France.



TZU-YI CHEN - pianist

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, pianist Tzu-yi Chen has been studying music passionately since the age at three.  Her passion has taken her all over the world for study and performance. 

Tzu-yi has earned a master from the Paris Conservatory and a P.H.D. in piano performance from the National Karlsruhe Music University in Germany, following in footsteps of history’s greatest musicians.  Tzu-yi studied Ravel in Paris with Jacques Rouvier, Beethoven at Karlsruhe, and Rachmaninoff with Russian masters. 

Tzu-yi has been based in the Washington D.C. area since 2014, teaching at the Levine School of Music and serving on the music staff at Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in D.C..  Before relocating to D.C., she studied Artist Diploma at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music in Georgia.  After graduation, Tzu-yi co-founded the International Friendship Ministries’ Arts Academy to teach children and youth, drawing them the same things she discovered as a child.

At the 2015 Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition in Baltimore, she won the 2nd prize as well as the Best Interpretation Award and the Béla Bartók Award. Among Tzu-yi’s first-prize awards are those from the International Piano Competition of Mauro Paolo Monopoli and Cantu in Italy, the Scholarship Competition of the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Music Club. She is also laureate at International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt, Germany and at Chopin Piano Competition in Taipei, Taiwan.

Recent performance credits include the 2017 TACEC concert at West Chester University in Pennsylvania; the Taiwanese 228 Memorial Concert in Rockville Maryland, the Strathmore Mansion concert series in Maryland; the Steinway Gallery Concert Series in Washington, D.C.; the Taipei Economic Cultural Center in NY; the Twin-Oaks 80 years anniversary celebration concert in TECRO, D.C.; the Auditorium at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia; concerto appearances with Space Coast Symphony in Melbourne, Florida.  In 2016 she was presented in Ponce, Puerto Rico, in Church of Epiphany D.C, and in the Quartet Movement chamber music series in Florida, and in National Concert Hall in Taiwan.  A prominent career highlight for Tzu-yi was her 2014 debut in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York.



WHITE HALL STRING QUARTET

Heather MacArthur is a violinist who enjoys sharing her passion for music and the violin with everyone she meets and wherever she goes. Heather began playing the violin at the age of 4 in southern California. She continued her studies during high school at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. In 2005 she moved to Maryland where she earned a Bachelor’s of Music degree at the University of Maryland as a student of David Salness. She has since established herself as an active freelancer and teacher in the DC area. She performs with the Fairfax Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Mid Atlantic Symphony, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Virginia Opera Orchestra, Avanti Orchestra, Metropolitan Orchestra, Great Noise Ensemble, and Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra. Summer festivals she has attended include the Miami Music Festival, California Summer Music Festival, the American Institute of Music Studies (Graz, Austria), National Orchestra Institute, and Brevard Music Festival. Heather has been involved in numerous projects that bring innovative musical events to the public; concert venues include the Smithsonian museums and the Kennedy Center, and Atlas Theater.

Heather has had extensive experience teaching all ages and all levels. She maintains a private violin studio in University Park, MD and teaches at several other schools in the Washington DC metropolitan area, primarily the International School of Music, DC Youth Orchestra Program, and College Park Youth Orchestra.

She has enjoyed the opportunity to have lessons and master classes with David and Linda Cerone, Andres Cardenes, Michael Klotz, Gary Levinson, Lisa-Beth Lambert, Yuriy Bekker, Elizabeth Adkins, Jonathan Carney, Charles Castleman, Martin Chalifour, Ellen de Pasquale, the Diaz Trio, Kronos Quartet, the Miami Quartet, and the Guarneri Quartet.

She earned a Master’s of Music degree in Violin Performance at the University of Maryland studying with James Stern in May 2017.


Melia Humphrey is a dynamic violinist and music teacher. She began playing the violin as a Suzuki Methods student at age 6. Through training and development from Thomas G. Pullen Arts Magnet School and Suitland High School’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts Program, Ms. Humphrey has nurtured her craft. Ms. Humphrey graduated from Towson University with a major in Music Education, concentrated in Instrumental Music. Ms. Humphrey is now an orchestra director in Prince George’s County Public Schools.  


Morgan Freeman is a senior Music Education major and violist at Towson University.  She grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland and began playing music while in elementary school.  During her years at Towson University, she has gained experience teaching strings to students from the elementary age to the high school age.  Freeman also has experience performing in chamber ensembles, musicals such asSweeney Todd, and in the university’s Symphony Orchestra.  


An accomplished young cellist, Samuel Cano, has had tremendous success working with the renowned cello pedagogue, Cecylia Barczyk. Mr. Cano is currently studying the Bachelor’s degree at Towson University. He has given recitals internationally in Mexico and the USA. A season competitor, Mr. Cano awards include the string division talent award in the 2016, third place in the 2016 Peggy Friedman Gordon Music Competition and winner of the 2016 concerto competition, where he performed the Elgar cello concerto with TU orchestra for the 2017 spring concert. Recently, Mr. Cano has appeared as a soloist with the TU men’s choir.














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