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Romance Duet at Tuesday Musical — June 14, 2022
Saxophonist Todd Gaffke and pianist Helena Hyesoo Kim opened Tuesday Musical's 2022 Annual Members Meeting on June 14 by performing Amy Beach's "Romance" (1893) adapted by Timothy Roberts. Associate Professor of Saxophone at The University of Akron (UA), Todd a diverse musical career as a performer and educator. He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Europe performing a variety of modern saxophone works as well as classics and transcriptions. His playing has garnered numerous awards including: Downbeat Magazine’s Outstanding Classical Soloist, the Liberace Foundation Scholarship Competition winner, and 1st prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition. He has performed in the Blossom Festival Band, and the Akron, Canton, Richmond, Flint, Saginaw, Midland, Jackson, and West Michigan Symphony Orchestras. He is a member of the Iovi Saxophone Quartet and has performed several times in recent years with the Solaris Woodwind Quintet. Active in professional organizations, Dr. Gaffke has performed at the World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance national and regional conferences, International Clarinet Association conferences, and the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference. Dr. Gaffke is also adept in jazz repertoire. He performs frequently with The University of Akron Jazz Faculty Group. He has performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival and Lansing Jazz Festival, and with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, DanJO Jazz Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, and Lansing Symphony Big Band. Before coming to UA, he was Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone at Grand Valley State University and held graduate teaching assistantships at Michigan State University and Central Michigan University. Dr. Gaffke earned a Bachelor of Music degree in saxophone performance from Central Michigan University and a Master of Music in performance and Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance with jazz cognate from Michigan State University. His primary teachers include Joseph Lulloff, John Nichol, and Rob Smith. Dr. Gaffke is a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist. Helena Hyesoo Kim is a Korean-Canadian pianist who is the Coordinator of Collaborative Piano at The University of Akron School of Music. At the age of 11, she performed with the Poland Chamber Orchestra in South Korea. She has performed solo and chamber recitals in Russia, Chile, Holland, France, Canada, and the U.S. After studying at the Specialized Music High School of the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, named after Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, she decided to explore a different area of discipline. Helena graduated with a dual degree in Science (Physiology and Psychology) and Music (Piano Performance) from the University of British Columbia. After graduating from her dual degree program, she started working for a contemporary music concert organization, Music on Main, and taught at the Mozart School of Music in Vancouver, B.C. During this two-year working period, she rediscovered her passion for performing and set out to pursue a Master’s in Piano Performance at McGill University. She is finishing her Doctorate under the guidance of Professor Ran Dank at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Helena is passionate about discovering unfamiliar yet highly artistic works of modern and contemporary composers. Her recent performances featured the works of female contemporary composers. Her DMA research focuses on piano sonatas by Soviet female composer Galina Ustvolskaya, who is often referred to as “a lady with hammers” who kept her idiosyncratic style despite the repression of the Soviet government. Helena presented her music at the Music Teachers National Association National and State Conferences and performed a lecture-recital at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. She also played in contemporary ensembles at McGill University and UBC.
Der Erlkönig by Schubert-Liszt (live)
Recorded during DMA recital at Werner Hall CCM Erlkönig Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind? Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind: Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm, Er fasst ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm. „Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?“ „Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht? Den Erlenkönig mit Kron’ und Schweif?“ „Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.“ „Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir! Gar schöne Spiele spiel’ ich mit dir; Manch’ bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand, Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.“ „Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht, Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?“ „Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind: In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.“ „Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn? Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön; Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Rein Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.“ „Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?“ „Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau: Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau.“ „Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt; Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.“ „Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt fasst er mich an! Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!“ Dem Vater grausets, er reitet geschwind, Er hält in Armen das ächzende Kind, Erreicht den Hof mit Mühe und Not: In seinen Armen das Kind war tot. The Erlking English Translation © Richard Wigmore Who rides so late through the night and wind? It is the father with his child. He has the boy in his arms; he holds him safely, he keeps him warm. ‘My son, why do you hide your face in fear?’ ‘Father, can you not see the Erlking? The Erlking with his crown and tail?’ ‘My son, it is a streak of mist.’ ‘Sweet child, come with me. I’ll play wonderful games with you. Many a pretty flower grows on the shore; my mother has many a golden robe.’ ‘Father, father, do you not hear what the Erlking softly promises me?’ ‘Calm, be calm, my child: the wind is rustling in the withered leaves.’ ‘Won’t you come with me, my fine lad? My daughters shall wait upon you; my daughters lead the nightly dance, and will rock you, and dance, and sing you to sleep.’ ‘Father, father, can you not see Erlking’s daughters there in the darkness?’ ‘My son, my son, I can see clearly: it is the old grey willows gleaming.’ ‘I love you, your fair form allures me, and if you don’t come willingly, I’ll use force.’ ‘Father, father, now he’s seizing me! The Erlking has hurt me!’ The father shudders, he rides swiftly, he holds the moaning child in his arms; with one last effort he reaches home; the child lay dead in his arms.
Scriabin Impromptu Op. 14
One of Alexander Scriabin's early compositions in Romantic style with much of Chopin's influence. Yet, he brings colorful sonorities and imaginations to music. From DMA Recital at Robert J. Werner Hall at College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati September 9, 2019 Recorded by Pyeongan Andrew Lee
Nº 34 Helena Kim XVI FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE PIANO 2015 Gijón Asturias
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