GV Piano Chamber Series

Dr. Sookkyung Cho, Director // [email protected]

GVPCS is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council

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If you are interested in supporting this Series, please consider giving online at https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/pianochamberseries or contact 
Andrew Bixel in Grand Valley’s University Development Office at (616) 331-5619 or [email protected].


FrenchFest (2022-2023)

We invite you to a year of musical soirées with twelve distinguished French composers and eighteen performers! Hear the whispers of love with the Sérénade of Debussy's Cello Sonata; discover Ravel imitating Blues in his violin sonata; and celebrate Spring with Boulanger's D’un matin de printemps!

On se voit au concert!

Program 1

Performances

Monday, October 10, 4:45 p.m.
New City Kids (Abridged and Interactive Performance)

Monday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.
Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU

Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. (6:15 p.m.  Pre-Concert Q&A)
Mayflower Congregational Church

Repertoire

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944), Piano Trio No. 2 in A minor, Op. 34, mvt. III

Claude Debussy (1862-1918),  Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano, L. 140

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

Performers

Letitia Jap, violin
Paul Swantek, viola
Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello
Sookkyung Cho, piano

New City Kids

Haas Center for Performing Arts (GVSU)

Mayflower Congregational Church

Program 2

Performances

Sunday, November 6, 5:00 p.m. (4:15 p.m. Pre-Concert Q&A)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Monday, November 7, 5:00 p.m.
Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU 
(Abridged Performance)

Repertoire

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A major, Op. 13

Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), Piano Trio (1917/1978), mvt. II

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Piano Trio in A minor, M. 67

Performers

Sujin Lim, violin
Jeremy Crosmer, cello
Sookkyung Cho, piano

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Haas Center for Performing Arts (GVSU)

Program 3

Performances

Sunday, February 26, 3:00 p.m. (2:15pm Pre-Concert Q&A)
Central Reformed Church

Monday, February 27, 7:30pm
Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU 

Sunday, March 19, 3:00 p.m.
First Reformed Church, Holland 

Repertoire

Joseph Bologne (1745-1799), Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 1b No. 3, mvt. I

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor (1915)

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899), Concert for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21

Performers

Grace Kim, Haijin Choi, and Kimia Ghaderi, violin
Barbara Corbató, viola
Alicia Eppinga, cello
Sookkyung Cho, piano

 

Central Reformed Church

Haas Center for Performing Arts (GVSU)

First Reformed Church

Program 4

Performances

Sunday, March 26, 3:00 p.m. (2:15pm Pre-Concert Q&A)
Alger Park Church

Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU 

Repertoire

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G major, M. 77

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), Le cygne from Le Carnaval des animaux

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Sonata for Cello and Piano, FP 143 

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), D’un matin de printemps (1918)

Performers

Grace Kim, violin
Andrew Laven, cello
Sookkyung Cho, piano

 

 

Alger Park Church

Haas Center for Performing Arts (GVSU)

Program 5

Performances

Sunday, April 16, 3:00 p.m. (2:15pm Pre-Concert Q&A)
The Block, Muskegon

Monday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. (6:15 Pre-Concert Q&A)
Park Church

Sunday, April 23, 3:00 p.m. 
First Reformed Church, Holland 

Repertoire

Louise Farrenc (1804-1875), Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano, Op. 45 (1856), mvt. I

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Sextet for Piano and Winds, FP 100

César Franck (1822-1890), Piano Quintet in F minor (1879)

Performers

Chris Kantner, flute
Gary June, clarinet
Richard Britsch, horn
Danny Phipps, bassoon
Marlen Vavříková, oboe
Letitia Jap and Megan Crawford, violin
Paul Swantek, viola
Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello
Sookkyung Cho, piano

The Block

Park Church

First Reformed Church

Programs and performers subject to change without prior notice.


Highlights from Past Concerts

brahmsfest

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, III. Scherzo: Allegro
Letitia Jap and Megan Crawford, violin; Paul Swantek, viola; Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello; Sookkyung Cho, piano

GV Piano Chamber Series: BrahmsFest
Monday, May 2, 2022
Park Church, Grand Rapids, MI

brahmsfest

Piano Trio in C major, Op. 87, III. Presto
Grace Kim, violin; Alicia Eppinga, cello; Sookkyung Cho, piano

GV Piano Chamber Series: BrahmsFest
Monday, March 21, 2022
Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU 


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