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James d’Angelo Trio
June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DerShin Hwang, soprano, Stephen Bennett, clarinet and James D’Angelo, piano, play music by Britten, Bridges, Bliss, Berlioz, Barber, Copland, Ives and D’Angelo.
DerShin Hwang has won many prizes, awards and scholarships throughout her career. She has sung at the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican. She has been an oratorio soloist with the English Baroque Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the Tallis Chamber Orchestra. In 2013 at the Three Choirs Festival she gave the first performance in English of Hindemith’s monumental song cycle The Life of the Virgin Mary and presented it in several concerts in Taiwan in her own translation into Taiwanese.
Stephen Bennett has had an illustrious career as a soloist and in orchestras both in his native USA, the UK and Europe. He has been a member of the Oxford Pro Musica, The London Festival Ballet Orchestra, the Haydn Orchestra, the Orchestra Chambre de Paris and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic among others. With the BBC he has had a number of solo broadcasts and gave the first performance of Arnold Cooke’s 2nd Clarinet Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic.
James D’Angelo has had a multi-faceted career as a composer, classical/jazz pianist, organist, music educator, workshop leader and writer. Formerly on the music faculty of the City University of New York and Goldsmiths College, London, he now has a freelance professional life. A published composer, his works include nearly 60 songs, much sacred choral music and various chamber works. His recording entitled The Holy City, a compilation of all his sacred choral music, has been released on Gothic Records, performed by the Washington (DC) National Cathedral Choir. His orchestral work The Angel of the Flowing Light will be premiered in 2016 by the Thornberry Orchestra and he is currently working on a music drama based on the life of Thomas Merton, spiritual writer and monk.