Join Us for Our Summer Concert Series
The community is welcome to enjoy two free summer concerts at Glen Mar in 2017. The concerts will be held on Sunday, July 23 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served during intermissions at both events. Childcare for preschool-aged children and younger will be provided.
The July 23 concert will feature Duo Arca (pianist Dr. Sophie Hong and violinist Dr. Ahreum Kim) as well as cellist Peter Kibbe. They will perform dance music, popular music and more.
The August 17 concert will feature opera singers. Soprano Molly Allen, soprano Ji Eun Park, tenor Daniel Noone, and baritone Youngsoo An will perform selected scenes from the Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti and showcase a mix of favorite opera arias and duets. Dr. Nicolas Catravas will accompany on the piano.
“We want to serve the community with the blessing of music,” said Dr. Hong, who is Glen Mar’s music director as well as the director of both concerts, and a performer at the first summer concert. Dr. Hong hopes the concerts will delight the attendees senses and refresh their spirits.
Fliers and More Information
For a flier for the July 23 concert, click here.
For a flier for the August 17 concert, click here.
Pianist Dr. Sophie Hong
Korean-American Dr. Sophie Hong is an accomplished and versatile soloist and chamber musician. She has performed to great acclaim at numerous venues throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Hong has performed solo with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and the Georgia All State Orchestra.
Dr. Hong has won prizes in numerous competitions, including the Margaret A. Guthman International Keyboard Competition, National Clara Wells Competition, Kawai Piano Competition, Atlanta Music Club Competition, and Music Teachers National Association Piano Competition. In addition, she is a recipient of Korean Embassy Honorary Scholarship in Performing Arts, Choson Scholarship, Sejong Scholarship, and John H. Dorminey Jr. Piano Scholarship.
In May 2014, Dr. Hong received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where she worked with Benjamin Pasternack. In the course of her studies, Dr. Hong had the privilege of working with many renowned musicians, including Leon Fleisher, Robert McDonald, Julian Martin, and Dominique Weber.
Dr. Hong is currently the music director at Glen Mar Church.
Violinist Dr. Ahreum Kim
Since The Baltimore Sun remarked “glamorous start as a violinist” in her solo debut with the Columbia Orchestra at age 17, violinist Dr. Ahreum Kim has been a frequent solo, chamber, and orchestral performer.
Dr. Kim is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of the The Johns Hopkins University where she earned her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts under the tutelage of Herbert Greenberg, previous concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Her studies were partially funded by the Maryland Distinguished Scholarship in Arts, Sejong Scholarship Foundation of America, and merit scholarship. At Peabody, Dr. Kim received the J. C. Van Hulsteyn Award in Strings, Career Development Grant, and the Diversity Recognition Award from JHU President Ronald J. Daniels and the JHU Diversity Leadership Council for outstanding contributions to diversity.
Dr. Kim is currently an assistant professor of High Strings/Musicology at the State University of New York at Oswego and violinist at the Society for New Music in Syracuse.
Cellist Peter Kibbe
Pete Kibbe, a native of Los Angeles who lives in Baltimore, enjoys a career as an orchestral and chamber musician in and around Baltimore. He is currently a member of several ensembles in Charm City, including The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, which performs a diverse range of classical and romantic era pieces. Mr. Kibbe is a founding member of both The Pique Collective, and Mind on Fire, collectively founded chamber groups dedicated to new and cutting edge works. He commands a diversity of styles, both modern and classical.
Mr. Kibbe has performed in orchestras for capacity audiences across the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, and parts of Europe. In addition, he has worked with numerous musical giants, including Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Kent Nagano.
He completed studies with premier cellist Alan Stepansky at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Mr. Kibbe plays on a 2004 Cremonese instrument made by Robert Collini.
Soprano Molly Allen
Molly Allen holds a Bachelor of Music as well as a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America. She currently resides in the Washington D.C. area where she teaches at Harmonic Music Studios. She is also a faculty member at the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania.
When Ms. Allen is not teaching, she pursues a career in opera. Ms. Allen has performed the role of Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda in Rigoletto, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Miss Silverpeal in Der Schauspieldirektor, Jou Jou in The Merry Widow and Julie Jordan in Carousel. She has also performed the role of Cupidon in Bel Cantanti Opera Company’s production of Orphèe aux Enfers, and Nella in the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival’s production of Gianni Schicchi.
She is a recent winner of the Xi’an Music Festival Vocal Competition in Xi’an China as well as the Friday Morning Music Club Vocal Competition in Bethesda, Maryland.
Soprano Dr. Ji Eun Park
Dr. Ji Eun Park had her debut at the Boston Symphony Hall in 2016 as the soloist for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. In 2015, she had her debut at the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh as Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro.
She was selected as one of the Milton Cross Award Winners in 2017 to participate in the Minuetto Music Festival. She got the second prize from the NATS Competition in Ohio and the fourth prize from Bel Canto Foundation Competition in 2009, the first prize of Metrowest Opera competition in 2013, the Encouragement Award from NEMPAC Vocal Competition and the first prize from Piccola Opera Vocal Competition in 2014.
Her opera roles include the First Lady in The Magic Flute, Lidoine in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Violetta in La Traviata, Act 3, Miss Wingrave in Owen Wingrave, Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito, Eliza in Dark Sisters, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.
Dr. Park was accepted for the full-time chorus for the Metropolitan Opera in 2014.
Tenor Daniel Noone
Tenor Daniel Noone holds a Master of Music degree from The Catholic University of America. While there, he performed leading roles in Romeo et Juliette, Madama Butterfly, Die Zauberflöte, Rigoletto, and Gianni Schicchi. An active performer in the Washington Metropolitan area, Mr. Noone has performed at many embassies, including Australian, Italian, and Bulgarian.
His summer performances have included Romeo Cover in Romeo et Juliette at the Castelton Festival in Castleton, Virginia, and Judge Danforth in The Crucible at the Miami Music Festival.
Recently Mr. Noone performed the roles of Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at Catholic University and Tony in Terrence McNalley's Masterclass at Alexandria's Metrostage.
Baritone Youngsoo An
Baritone Youngsoo An has given performances in the prestigious concert halls of Germany, South Korea, Japan and the United States, including Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Delaware Opera House, and Baltimore Lyric Opera House.
Mr. An’s operatic roles include Enrico in the Lucia di Lammermoor, Belcore in the Elixir of Love, Germont in La Traviata, Onegin from Eugene Onegin, and Father in Hansel and Gretel.
His awards include the CAI International Virtuoso Competition (first prize), Concert Artist Maestro Competition (first prize), Boulder International Vocal Competition and Charles M. Eaton Prize in Voice.
Mr. An received his Master of Music degree from Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and completed his Bachelor’s degree at Yonsei University in South Korea. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. under the tutelage of Rick Christman as a recipient of George & Sadie Hyman Scholarship and John Paul Music Scholarship.
He is the choir conductor at Global Mission Church and Korean United Church of Baltimore in Maryland and the Director of Vocal Activities at Concert Artists International.
Pianist Dr. Nicolas Catravas
Dr. Nicolas Catravas began his piano studies at the age of eight. As a young pianist, he was a winner of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists Competition, a National Winner of the Baldwin Piano Competition, and received the Conductor’s Choice Award in the J.S. Bach International Competition (Junior Division).
Dr. Catravas completed his Bachelor of Music at The Catholic University of America, a Master of Music degree at the University of Maryland, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Eastman School of Music. He later completed another degree in Vocal Accompanying at The Catholic University of America.
Over the years, Dr. Catravas has accompanied for a number of recitals, operas, shows, and programs at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, Maryland Lyric Opera, and Bel Cantanti Opera. He is a staff accompanist at The Catholic University of America.