MUSIC ON NORWAY POND launches its 2013-14 season this Sunday, November 17, at 4pm featuring violinist Yoojin Jang, a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music. “She is 20 years young, beautiful, brilliant and heading towards a stellar solo career” enthuses Jody Hill Simpson, founder and artistic director of Music on Norway Pond.
Simpson, also a graduate of the same New England Conservatory, has recently forged a new collaborative relationship with the Conservatory. Four concerts this season will feature some of its most promising and dynamic young musicians. “I don’t think there is anything more exciting than experiencing the unbridled energy of a brilliant, emerging young artist” says Simpson. “Being able to regularly tap into the excellence of the young musicians who are training at the Conservatory is an enormous gift to our area, invigorating for the older concert goers and inspiring to the young musicians.”
Yoojing Jang performed extensively throughout her native country of South Korea, appearing with the top Korean orchestras including the KBS Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Yoojin also appeared with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under the direction of Ivan Fischer and was awarded the Prize for Best Performance of the New Zealand commissioned work at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. She will be playing sonatas by Mozart and Strauss and a work by Antonin Dvorak. Collaborative pianist Mana Tokuno, a member of the NEC faculty will join her in performance.
Highlights of the upcoming season include an opera in January (Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit), Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in February (with soloists from New England Conservatory), the Trio Cleonice in March and the winners of the Conservatory Honor’s Competition in April.
The concert at the Hancock Meeting House will be approximately one hour in length with no intermission. Tickets are $15, available at the door. Children are admitted free of charge. Season tickets can be purchased on Music on Norway Pond’s new website musiconnorwaypond.org.