“The Classics” are back on campus at Cedar Village. Open to residents, family members and the community, Cedar Village brings the beauty, majesty and fun of classical music, theater and ballet to the stage in the CRCC room on its campus. Pianists, violinists, singers and more share their talents bringing the highest quality performances to Mason.
The American Song Book, Music by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and other Greats performed by Matt Holt, bass and Tom Schneider Piano. George Gershwin, Cole Porter and their contemporaries created a new American musical voice. Don’t miss Sunday’s performance that will transport you to the era of “Porgy and Bess” and “Anything Goes.”
Matt Holt spent the last two decades as a professional working bassist and continuous student of music. To say he is well-rounded is an understatement. He has performed with rock, bluegrass, and country bands, folk singers and symphony orchestras, and every imaginable flavor of jazz group. He is also an active composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer, as well as being a dedicated music educator.
Pianist Tom Schneider Tom specializes in an improvisational approach adapted to jazz, pop, boogie/blues, “American Songbook” standards, and Broadway show tunes. A faculty member at the Cincinnati Music Academy, his students learn how to improvise, and to play from lead sheets and fake books.
Pianist Jaesung Kim is completing his Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of pianist Awadagin Pratt. Born in South Korea, he began his piano studies at the age of seven, going on to perform in high profile concert halls in South Korea, Italy, and the United States. He also received numerous prizes and awards in Korea including the first prize in the 40th Kankakee Symphony Orchestra competition, the 2nd prize in Chopin competition by Northwest Chopin foundation in Seattle, 2nd prize in American Protégé International Piano and Strings competition, the College-Conservatory of Music piano concerto competition allowing him to perform with the CCM Concert Orchestra.
Three gifted young musicians from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music will entertain and enchant you with their beautiful blend of piano, cello and violin. The concert will focus on the Romantic era of the 19th century, with works by Clara Schumann, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Bedrich Smetana. Cellist Naomi Guth is a CCM senior studying for her Bachelors in Cello Performance. She will then pursue a Masters. South Korean-born violinist Jeeyoung Park and pianist Eunhwa Lee, another native of South Korea, are working toward their Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Jeeyoung Park has won prizes in numerous competitions and is fond of playing solo and chamber works of the Romantic era. Eunhwa Lee has won prizes in Korean, Asian and Korea-Germany competitions.
Donald Lee III is a Yates Scholar and second year Masters student at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. He has won numerous awards and prizes, including the James Madison University Concerto Competition. Mr. Lee has made appearances with the James Madison University Symphony Orchestra as well as the Guilford Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina.