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Music by Members - Nov 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Stacy Cahoon

Member Program featuring Stacy Cahoon, Gene Chen, John Church, Carrie Hammond, Lisa Kugelman.

This program spans four centuries of music, from Elizabethan Songs to string chamber music written in the 20th century. John Church, baritone, has assembled a collection of true Elizabethan songs as well as Roger Quilter’s modern interpretations. He will be accompanied by Elizabeth Carabillo, piano. The A Minor Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, first movement, will be performed by Lisa Kugelman, violin, Fran Bard, cello, and Stacy Cahoon, piano. It is an elegy dedicated “In Memory of a Great Artist” to Tchaikovsky’s close friend and mentor, Nicholas Rubenstein. Clarinet and Soprano will combine in the Spohr German Songs Op. 103, with husband and wife team of Jon and Carrie Hammond, with Paul Feyer, piano. The program finishes with a unique String Trio performing both contemporary works by Yale composer Kernis writing in homage to Mozart, as well as a movement from Mozart’s Divertimento in E flat. These are performed by MuUyas String Trio consisting of *Yu-Hao Chang, violin, Gene Chen, viola, and *Vivian Su, cello.


Go Lovely Rose                         Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
Text, Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
Ye Bubling Springs                         Thomas Greaves (fl. 1604)
I Die when as I do not See Her (1606)              John Danyel (1564-c.1626)

Time Stands Still                         John Dowland (1563-1626)

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind                 Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
(text, Shakespeare, 1599,  As You Like It Act II Scene 7  ) 

John Church, baritone
Elizabeth Carabillo, piano


Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50            Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
1. Pezzo Elegiaco

Lisa Kugelman, violin
Fran Bard, cello
Stacy Cahoon, piano


Three Selections from Six German Songs, Op.103     Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
Carrie Hammond, soprano
*Jonathan Hammond, clarinet
*Paul Feyer, piano


Mozart en route (or a little traveling music)        Aaron Jay Kernis (b. 1960)

Divertimento in E-Flat, K. 563        Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

MuUyas String Trio
*Yu-Hao Chang, violin
Gene Chen, viola
*Vivian Su, cello



Stacy Cahoon

Bard Cahoon Kugelman Trio

Stacy Cahoon, pianist, enjoys collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists alike. She holds performance degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a Master of Music in Accompanying and Ensemble from the Hartt School of Music. Her active accompanying life has included flute duo performances at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Library, and St. Peter’s Church in NYC, and vocal concerts at the Mark Twain House, and South Church in New Britain. As a member of Trio Cantabile, consisting of voice, harp, and piano, she has performed at The Wood Memorial Library in South Windsor, and the Music at the Red Door concert series at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford. Since 1995, Stacy has been the accompanist for the Travelers Chorale, the oldest company-sponsored singing group in the country. In 2008, her choral composition “Little Tree” a setting of the poem by e.e. cummings, had its premiere at Bushnell Hall. As a soloist, she has presented recitals at Center Church in Hartford, the Unitarian Meeting House, West Hartford, CT and throughout her native Cape Cod. Stacy is an independent piano teacher in West Hartford.

Fran Bard

Fran Bard, cellist, has played with the Hartford Symphony for many years. An avid chamber music player, she is a cellist with the Hop River Chamber Players. She also taught in the Windsor and Glastonbury Public Schools.

Lisa Kugelman

Lisa Kugelman, violinist, is a graduate of Yale College and the University of CT School of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Lisa performs regularly with the Hartford Symphony and the Worthington Trio and has a dermatology practice in West Hartford.



MuUyas String Trio

The MuUyas Chamber Music was formed because of their passion, enthusiasm and love for the chamber music repertoire. MuUyas means "making music" in the dialect from Seediq, one of fourteen Taiwanese aboriginal tribes. Together, they hope to share their love for the chamber music repertoire and to continue the great traditions of playing chamber music that has been passed down for centuries. Previously known as the Alpaca String Quartet, the founding members for MuUyas are violinist Yu-Hao (Howard) Chang, violist Po-Chun (Gene) Chen, and cellist Wen-Hsuan (Vivian) Su. Western Classical Music has long been a part of the Taiwanese culture; it is common for children in a Taiwanese family to learn some sort of Western Classical instruments. The multicultural aspect of Taiwanese culture allowed these musicians to grow and meet halfway across the globe from their birth country to come together to form the MuUyas Chamber Music.
As the MuUyas Chamber Music, highlights in their 2016-2017 season included performances throughout the New England Area, the Greater Toronto Area in Canada, and a six cities concert tour in Taiwan including a performance in the National Taichung Theatre. MuUyas also collaborated with the Hartt School Dance Division and the Bowen McCauley Dance Company, performing in both the Hartt School and DC’s Historic Lansburg Theatre. MuUyas has performed with many musicians, such as Judith Mendenhall, Bonita Boyd, Chewon Park, and Megan Chang. Members of the MuUyas Chamber Music are currently all working towards their Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at University of Hartford's Hartt School.

John Church

John Church, baritone, received his BA in music and briefly studied composition as a post graduate. He sings with the choir at St. John’s Episcopal Church (West Hartford), MadSingers, and CitySingers of Hartford. He has also sung with Trinity Episcopal’s Compline Schola, and The Festival Singers (in performances of Neely Bruce’s Bill of Rights), and joins friends regularly to entertain at Avery Heights.

Carrie Hammond

Carrie is the director of Business Development for Infinity Hall & Bistro, a 500-seat live music venue anchoring Hartford’s Front Street Arts and Entertainment District. She was CEO of the Hartford Symphony from 2011-2014 and before that spent 25 years in financial and strategic management for both The Travelers and United Technologies. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Wellesley College, she is active on many Boards including The Hartford Stage, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, The Hartt School, Connecticut Arts Alliance and Choral Arts New England.
A soprano dedicated to choral singing, Carrie is a 25-year member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the resident chorus of the Boston Symphony as well as the Boston based Copley Singers. She sang for 15 years with the Trinity Church Choir (Copley Square, Boston), the Hartford Chorale, and various a Capella groups. Recordings include Brahms Requiem Boston Symphony, James Levine conducting (BSO Classics 2008), Candlelight Carols (London), With Heart and Voice, and A Choral Christmas (Dorian), Trinity Church, Boston.

Jonathan A. Hammond Jr.
Jon is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Hartford HealthCare, where he has been in practice for more than 25 years. He is currently Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Services.  He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
A clarinet student of Anthony Gigliotti, former principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Jon attended Williams College where he spent 4 years as principal clarinet in the Berkshire Symphony. He spent 4 summers at Interlochen where he was first chair in the World Youth Orchestra. He represented his high school in the Pennsylvania District, Regional, and All-State Bands and Orchestras, as well as the All-Eastern Orchestra and the National High School Honors Band. He is currently a member of the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Elizabeth Carabillo

Elizabeth Carabillo has been a handbell choir director and is currently the accompanist for the CT Women's Chorale.