When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:30 am
Where: Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88458034260?pwd=cTlsdzBqTDZWdUtLdTF6QjNwZjVZUT09
Open to: All
Music Appreciation: Listening Guide to Classical Music
For our classical music lovers – but not only…
Soprano Jumi Kim, designed a course for Ashby Village members interested in classical music that will feature a brief lecture accompanied by a description of the repertoire to be performed by Jumi or other guest artists. Every month she will present a different topic/composer.
Class 4: Franz Schubert, “The King of Lied"
This month's music class will feature Franz Schubert, the “King of Lied” and bass-baritone Ben Brady who will present some of Schubert’s most famous songs (out of his over 600 German lieder).
Biography of Ben Brady, Bass-Baritone
Bass-baritone Ben Brady has been recognized for his “sonorous” tone by SF Classical Voice, and “commanding” stage presence by SF Gate. Originally from Denver, Colorado, he received his BM in Vocal Performance at the University of Michigan and moved to the Bay Area soon after graduating.
Mr. Brady just finished performing the role of Banco (Macbetto). Other opera roles include Zaccaria (Nabucco) and Rocco (Fidelio) with West Bay Opera, Dottore Malatesta (Don Pasquale) at the Mendocino Music Festival, and the Page in San Francisco Opera’s Roberto Devereux. Mr. Brady also teaches choirs at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre.
This summer he will have the great honor of participating in the Merola Young Artist Program at San Francisco Opera. The Merola Program has served as a proving ground for hundreds of artists, including Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Joyce DiDonato, Anna Netrebko, Patricia Racette, Kurt Streit, Ruth Ann Swenson, Jess Thomas, Carol Vaness, Rolando Villazón, Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick, and many others.
In 2018 Mr. Brady was awarded Audience Favorite and First Place awards in the Tier II Category of the James Toland Vocal Arts competition in Oakland. Later that year he was selected to advance to Regionals in the San Francisco District of the Metropolitan Opera Council auditions. He was selected to advance again in 2019 in the Los Angeles District where he was selected to be a semifinalist for the 2020 auditions. In 2020 Mr. Brady was selected as a Tier I Finalist for the JTVA competition.
Biography of Jumi Kim, Soprano
Jumi Kim, soprano, has been a featured soloist at concerts, including Messiah with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra and in Hodie by Vaughn Willams with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra. Her recent performances include, Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass, and Vivaldi Gloria with Santa Ynez Master Chorale and Orchestra, Bach Church Cantata BWV51 and Bach Magnificat with Symphony of the Vines, Pergolesi Stabat Mater with Brillante Chamber Ensemble on the Central Coast. She also appeared as a guest artist at various concerts with Music Untold in Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
Ms. Kim joined Opera SLO in the role of high priestess for their 2014 production of Aida and returned to perform the role of Lola from Cavalleria Rusticana in 2015. During her studies she performed various operatic roles including Suzel in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Countess in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Cio-Cio San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Ms. Kim taught at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo as a voice instructor for six years prior to moving to the Napa Valley area. She previously taught voice at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne). Ms. Kim received her doctoral degree in vocal performance from Ball State University, received her master’s from Indiana University, and her bachelor’s degree from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea. Currently, Ms. Kim is an active soloist in the Bay Area while also serving as executive director of Celeste Solo Ensemble.
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