Ensemble 20/21 

#Persona: Exploring Identity through Music

This concert of diverse and engaging music focuses on composers who project their internal, personal identities onto their musical voices, allowing their ethnicity, sexuality, religion, and national origin to shine through. Prepared in collaboration with guest coaches Imani Winds, the program includes works by David Del Tredici, Reena Esmail, Luciano Berio, and recent Curtis composition alumni.


Julius EASTMAN         Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc
Patrick Wilhelm, baritone  

David DEL TREDICI    “Matthew Shepard” from Three Baritone Songs
                                         Patrick Wilhelm, baritone
                                         Reese Revak, piano          

Chiayu HSU               Urban Sketches
                                    Yan Liu, clarinet
                                    Sai Sai Ding, cello
                                    Tianxu An, piano

Riho MAIMETS         Infinite Blue Heights
Szuyu Su, piano
                                    Aimi Kobayashi, piano

Reena ESMAIL          The Light is the Same
               Fuki Wang, flute 
                                    Russell Hoffman, oboe 
                                    Yuhsin Su, clarinet 
                                    Kenshi Miyatani, horn 
                                    Thomas Roy-Rochette, bassoon 


BERIO                Folk Songs 
                            Yuwon Kim, conductor
                            Sage DeAgro-Ruopp 
                            Naomi Ford, flute
                            Thomas Kolakowski, percussion
                            Yoonseo Kang, percussion
                            Alexandra Tihonova, harp
                            Chi-Ta Chen, viola
                            Nygel Witherspoon, cello                              




Generous support for Ensemble 20/21 is provided by the Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation.