Lev Ivanov, guest conductor
Sponsored by the Sorensen Family Foundation
Featuring Waukesha County’s rising stars: Soloists Julian Rhee, violinist, and Tabitha Rhee, violist; and Jacob Beranek, composer with special tribute to Ukraine and its people
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Oconomowoc Arts Center
641 E Forest Street, Oconomowoc, WI
The Ukranian National Anthem
Jacob Beranek: Of a Fleeting Flower (2018) version for string Orchestra (premier professional performance)
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-Flat Major K. 364 – Julian Rhee, violin and Tabitha Rhee, viola
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2 in C Minor, Op. 17 "Ukranian" (Version of 1880) featuring Ukrainian Folksongs
Recently, Jacob Beranek, Oconomowoc’s own rising star, enrolled in the composition program at the world-famous Juilliard School in New York. He joins Brookfield’s own Tabitha Rhee, already at Julliard studying viola! Along with her equally gifted brother Julian on violin, they will treat us to a glorious afternoon celebrating the amazing musical talent emerging from right here in Waukesha County.
Lev Ivanov -- Born: Kyiv, Ukraine. The Ukraine conductor, Lev Ivanov, earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and Conducting from the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kyiv, Ukraine (2003), Postgraduate in Orchestral Conducting at the same institute (2007); his Master of Music degree at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah (2009); and his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Orchestral and Opera Conducting at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona (2009-2012). He studied under Vitaliy Pschenichny, Roman Kofman, Niku Mitznei, Martyn Brabbins, Kory Katseanes, William Reber and Timothy Russell. Additionally he has taken masterclasses with Thomas Cockrell, Keith Lockhart, and Carl St. Clair.
Jacob Beranek -- Lake Country born and bred, who’s stirring Pamatnik overture scored a real success with the Wisconsin Philharmonic three years ago -- is now, following his undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University, a graduate-student in composition at the Juilliard School in New York, where he is a student of the legendary composer John Corigliano. It is a pleasure to welcome him and his music back to our stage.
Julian Rhee -- The first prize winner of the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, 19-year-old violinist Julian Rhee is fast gaining recognition as an outstanding musician and performer in the US. An avid soloist, Julian made his Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut at age 8, and has gone on to perform with orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Avanti Symphony Orchestra, West Suburban Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Philharmonic, the Lacrosse Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and most recently, the San Diego Symphony. He has performed in an array of venues including Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall, Heinz Hall, the Overture Center for the Arts, Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina, The Musikverein in Vienna, Bartok Hall in Hungary, New World Center, and the John F Kennedy Center. Upcoming engagements include appearances with the Santa Cruz Symphony, Flint Symphony, Menomonee Falls Symphony, and Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra.
Tabitha Rhee -- Violist Tabitha Rhee is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School where she studies with Misha Amory and Heidi Castleman, and is a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Most recently, she won the Juilliard Concerto Competition and performed with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Peter Oundjian. Rhee is also a recipient of the Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship from the Musicians Club of Women, has won the Society of American Musicians Young Artist Competition, and has performed as a soloist with the Madison and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras. Rhee is a former student of Roland and Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy.