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Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert: Anna Myeong
Venue: Overture Hall
Saturday, July 30, 2022
FREE and open to the public of all ages!
Step into the cool expanse of Overture Hall on select summer Saturdays during the Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Capitol Square to enjoy the gift of beautiful music with the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Overture Concert Organ. Bring your family and friends for a relaxing 45-minute free concert. No tickets or reservations are needed and all ages are welcome! Discover more about our Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert Series.
Please take note: Masks are encouraged, but optional, for this performance in Overture Hall.
Olivier Messiaen, L’Ascension, Mvt III
Johann Sebastian Bach, Choral “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele” BWV 654
Théodore Dubois, Fiat Lux
Josef Rheinberger , Sonata No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 132, Mvt IV
Charles-Marie Widor, Symphonie Gothique, Mvt II
Joseph Bonnet, Variations de concert
Meet Anna Myeong
Anna Myeong is the organist at West Middleton Lutheran Church. A native of South Korea, she received a BM degree in organ performance from Yonsei University in Seoul. In the US, she studied organ with James Higdon at the University of Kansas (KU) and became the Lecturer of Organ after she received her MM and DMA degrees. During her graduate studies at KU, Anna attended an organ interpretation course in Romainmôtier, Switzerland and had the opportunity to study with Marie-Claire Alain, Luigi Tagliavini, and Guy Bovet.
As a concert organist, Anna has performed in North America and Europe, including programs at Washington National Cathedral in DC, Saint Thomas Church and Saint John the Divine in New York City, Princeton University Chapel, Harvard University Adolphus Busch Hall, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in New Jersey, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, and Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. In 2010, she had an organ recital tour in England that included Westminster Abbey in London, Coventry Cathedral, and St. Paul’s Church in Birmingham. She was a featured artist at the American Guild of Organists (AGO) regional conventions and American Liszt Society National Festival. Anna’s performance has been broadcast on American Public Media’s Pipedreams.
Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concerts are presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Overture Center for the Arts, in partnership with Madison Media Partners.
Support for all Overture Concert Organ programs is provided by the Diane Endres Ballweg Fund.
James Ehnes has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favourite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Ashkenazy, Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Denève, Elder, Ivan Fischer, Gardner, Paavo Järvi, Mena, Noseda, Robertson and Runnicles. Ehnes’s long list of orchestras includes, amongst others, the Boston, Chicago, London, NHK and Vienna Symphony Orchestras, the Los Angeles, New York, Munich and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Cleveland, Philadelphia, Philharmonia and DSO Berlin orchestras.
Recent orchestral highlights include the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall with Noseda, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Shelley, San Francisco Symphony with Janowski, Frankfurt Radio Symphony with Orozco-Estrada, London Symphony with Harding, and Munich Philharmonic with van Zweden, as well as his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Lincoln Center in spring 2019. In 2019/20, Ehnes was Artist in Residence with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, which included performances of the Elgar Concerto with Luisi, a play/direct programme leg by Ehnes, and a chamber music programme. In 2017, Ehnes premiered the Aaron-Jay Kernis Violin Concerto with the Toronto, Seattle and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, and gave further performances of the piece with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Ehnes began violin studies at the age of five, became a protégé of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin aged nine, and made his orchestra debut with L’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal aged 13. He continued his studies with Sally Thomas at the Meadowmount School of Music and The Juilliard School, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music upon his graduation in 1997. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2010 was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Ehnes was awarded the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the Instrumentalist category.
James Ehnes plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.