Starting July 8 parking at Brookline Village will be limited due to the Pierce School construction.

Please note: The Brookline Village Library will be closed on Sundays from June 16 to September 1.

Concert Series: The History of Cello Music

The Library is pleased to present a series of classical cello concerts. Cellist Ji Young Lee and pianist Soyoung Sarah Yang will perform three concerts that feature cello music written from 1700 to 2000. Each concert will be devoted to a certain era of music, with the series featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Ligeti, Piazzolla, and Demenga, as well as comments on the music and Q&A sessions.

The History of Cello Music will take place at 3 PM on three consecutive Saturdays – July 8, 15, and 22. This series is open to adults and children of all ages. Attendees are welcome to come to any or all of the concerts in the series, no registration required.

Concert Series: The History of Cello Music

The History of Cello Music Part 1: Baroque and Classical – July 8
J.S. Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 1 BWV 1007 (1720)
L.v. Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 3 Op. 69 (1809)

The History of Cello Music Part 2: Romantic – July 15
F. Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 65 (1847)
S. Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano Op. 19 (1900)

The History of Cello Music Part 3: Modern – July 22
C. Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
G. Ligeti Sonata for Cello Solo (1953)
A. Piazzolla Le Grand Tango (1982)
T. Demenga New York Honk (1987)

About the Musicians

Cellist Ji Young Lee is known for her evocative interpretation and emotional depth in sound. Her solo performances include Korea’s Seoul Symphony Orchestra, New York’s Hudson Valley Philharmonic, New Jersey’s Bergen Philharmonic, New York Classical Players, The Juilliard Orchestra, and Seoul National University Orchestra. She holds Bachelor’s degree from Curtis Institute of Music, Master’s degree and Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School. Her teachers include Peter Wiley, Timothy Eddy, and Joel Krosnick. Currently Ji Young is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser. She plays a cello by Raphael Antonio Gagliano from 1853. She now lives in Back Bay, Boston and likes to walk by the Charles River during sunset.

Soyoung Sarah Yang is an active collaborative pianist based in Boston, equally experienced in vocal and instrumental repertoire. She performs regularly throughout North America and Europe, as well as her native South Korea. Locally, she has appeared on the stages of Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Boston Athenæum, and Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. In the fall of 2021, Ms. Yang completed a Doctor of Musical Arts majoring in collaborative piano at New England Conservatory with her dissertation titled, “Death and Nostalgia in Francis Poulenc’s Songs: A Chronology of Loss and Catalogue Raisonné.”  At New England Conservatory, she also earned a Master of Music and Graduate Diploma in collaborative piano, studying with Vivian Weilerstein, Jonathan Feldman, and Cameron Stowe. Ms. Yang received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from McGill University.

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This event finished on 22 July 2023


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

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