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YoonGeong Lee, Soprano; Tom Rose, Clarinet; Miles Graber, Piano
September 26, 2017
YoonGeong Lee, Soprano; Tom Rose, Clarinet; Miles Graber, Piano

YoonGeong Lee’s performance will be sponsored by the Helen von Ammon Fund for Emerging Artists.

W.A. Mozart: Exultate Jubilate, K. 165

Ralph Vaughn Williams: Three Vocalises

Heungrul Lee:  Song About the Cosmos

Youngsub Choi: Longing for the Mountain Keumkang

Dong Jin Kim: New Arirang

Franz Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock

Josephine YoonGeong Lee holds a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, summa cum laude, and earned Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music. The Korean-born Dr. Lee was a 2014 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, San Francisco district, and she was soprano fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2011 and 2012, where she received the Grace B. Jackson Prize for Excellence. Dr. Lee recorded the “Opening Theme” and “Mishil Theme” for the soundtrack of the Korean historical drama Queen Seondeok. In 2016, Dr. Lee made her debut at Bing Hall, Stanford University, in a soprano solo from Poulenc’s Gloria. She recently joined the San Francisco Symphony Chorus as one of the AGMA Professional Singers. She performed the soprano solo in Carmina Burana with the Symphony Chorus in April 2017.

Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School. He has performed with numerous artists, including Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, Mimi Stillman, Paula Robison, Zuill Bailey, Judith LeClair, and Frederica von Stade. Mr. Graber has been associated with such organizations as New Century Chamber Orchestra, Midsummer Mozart, Berkeley Opera, Opera San Jose, and California Symphony. His accompanying posts include the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the San Domenico Conservatory, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, the Summer Brass Institute, the Mondavi Young Artist Competition, and Northern California Flute Camp. He is a member of the Alcyone Ensemble, MusicAEterna, the Graham-Graber-Rose Trio, the Sor Ensemble, the Mira Trio, and the new music group Sounds New.

Clarinetist Tom Rose studied music at San Francisco State University and Mills College, Oakland. He has held the position of Principal Clarinetist and Soloist with Music in the Mountains Festival, Grass Valley, CA, since its founding, in 1982. From 1988 to 2010 he served as Personnel Manager and extra clarinetist for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Rose is also an adjunct clarinet teacher at Holy Names University, Oakland. In 2004 he and Miles Graber released their first CD, Music for Clarinet and Piano. Their second CD in this series was released in January 2016. Rose has been a performing artist at the Yachats Music Festival, in Yachats, Oregon since 2014. He is a member of the Graham-Graber-Rose Trio (cello, piano, and clarinet).