By Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory
Feb. 9, 2020: Concordia Conservatory continues its ongoing cultural programs for the public by partnering with The Reformed Church of Bronxville to present the second More Than Music Series concert: Celebrating Diversity on Sunday, February 13 at 4 pm. The chamber music lecture concert features Concordia Conservatory faculty soprano Sun Young Chang, bassoonist Keith Kreindler, and pianist David Friend, performing a program that highlights women composers and composers of color, including music by Clara Schumann, Suzanne Farrin, Keeyoung Kim, William Grant Still, and José Enrique González-Medina. The concert will take place in Edwards Hall at The Reformed Church of Bronxville.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and children. To purchase tickets, visit www.concordiaconservatory.org or call 914-395-4507.
To ensure our Conservatory patrons and performers health and security, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required by everyone attending over the age of 12 and masks are required by all attendees.
About the Faculty
Sun Young Chang, soprano, has worked extensively both teaching voice and piano and performing for over two decades. She received her Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College of Music, The New School for Music. She was recently featured as a soloist in Riverside Opera Concert Series where she performed a role of Mimi in La Boheme.
Sun Young was named a Finalist in the Connecticut Opera Guild Competition and the Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition, Riverside Opera Competition and a Semi-Finalist in Rochester Oratorio Vocal Competition and Joy In Singing Competition. She has featured as a frequent soloist in Hoch Chamber Music Series, Afternoon Music Series in Summit, Hot Springs Music Festival, Rangeley Friends of the Art Summer Concert Series and other numerous concert series. She has performed opera roles such as Mimi, Lauretta, Giulietta, Micaela, Donna Elvira, Pamina, Nella, Gilda, Anne Truelove, and Zerlina, with Empire Opera, the Delaware Valley Symphony Orchestra, Kaye Playhouse, and the Actors Studio.
As an active educator, Sun Young has been on the faculty at Concordia Conservatory at Concordia College, Berkshire Choral International, Kean University, and Westerhoff School of Music and Art after she completed the internship program with Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Department. Her students won numerous competitions including Crescendo International Competition, Rondo Competition, Royal Conservatory exams and performed at Carnegie Hall.
A performer on bassoon with numerous orchestras, chamber groups, opera companies, and
contemporary music ensembles, Keith Kreindler is a founding member of the woodwind ensemble TABOR and a member of Double Entendre Music Ensemble. He has made appearances with the SEM Ensemble, Quintet of the Americas, Symphony in C, the Monadnock Music Festival, was a featured performer at the National Computer Music Conference, and was one of Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks ...for a night. Also a saxophonist and clarinetist, his woodwind doubling has brought him to the pits of dozens of musicals on and off Broadway.
Keith is currently the Director of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Conservatory, and is in his 13th year of teaching woodwinds and theory at Concordia Conservatory. Keith received his MM from the Mannes College of Music and his BM from the Aaron Copland School of Music; he also holds a BA in Art from Binghamton University and moonlights as a freelance graphic designer.
The New York Times describes pianist David Friend as “[one] of the finest, busiest pianists active in New York’s contemporary-classical scene.” With primary focuses on chamber music and contemporary repertoire, he performs regularly in the U.S. and abroad at major venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Festival, Royal Festival Hall (London), CTM Festival (Berlin), the Chan Centre (Vancouver), and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing). He is a member of an eclectic array of groups including Bent Duo, Grand Band piano sextet, TRANSIT New Music, and Ensemble Signal, and he performs duo recitals with celebrated American Quartet violinist Laurie Carney as the Palisades Duo. In addition to his core performing projects, he is a frequent guest artist with noted ensembles including Bang on a Can All-Stars, Alarm Will Sound, American Composers Orchestra, and International Contemporary Ensemble.
He has recorded for a wide variety of labels and is featured on Third Coast Percussion's album of music by Steve Reich, which won the Grammy Award for best chamber music performance. Post-, his forthcoming album on New Amsterdam Records for solo piano and electronic processing, will be released in March 2022.
The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.
The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.
The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.
Executive Director: Kathleen Suss
Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art
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Bronxville, New York 10708
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