The Heifetz Institute presents Hear & Now – a chamber music concert series at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium in Staunton, Virginia. This third concert in the series features two founding members of the Borromeo String Quartet – Heifetz Institute Artistic Director violinist Nicholas Kitchen and cellist Yeesun Kim joined by the exceptional young musicians of the Heifetz Ensemble in Residence: Violinists Minchae Kim and SoHyun Ko, violist Jerome McCoy, as well as faculty pianist Yoon Lee.
2PM Pre-concert Conversation | 3PM Concert
VENUE & DIRECTIONS
Francis Auditorium @ Mary Baldwin University 227 E. Frederick Street Staunton, VA
Free parking available both at MBU lots and on East Frederick Street (see a campus map here)
Individual Tickets: $25
Free Admission for MBU Students (must register in advance & present valid student ID at the door)
$5 tickets for all other students (must register in advance & present valid student ID at the door)
Children 12 and under free
Reserved seating available through the ticket form below
Accessible seating available (indicated in red on the seating map)
Groups welcome – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about group rates.
Please note – face masks are encouraged for all audience members for the health and safety of our artists, staff, and community.
Violinist and Heifetz Institute Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen has performed throughout the world both as soloist and chamber musician, most significantly as founding member and first violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet for 30 years. He has extensively performed and worked on projects with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress, and NPR’s Performance Today,The BSQ has performed his acclaimed transcriptions of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Well-Tempered Clavier nternationally. A passionate educator, Mr. Kitchen teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music, and has pioneered the use of computers and page-turning pedals to make it possible for the Borromeo and students to perform from the complete score, which has enabled him to become involved in the serious study of composer’s manuscripts. Learn more
Hailed by the New York Times for her “focused intensity” and “remarkable” performances, cellist Yeesun Kim enjoys worldwide acclaim as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. A founding member of the Borromeo String Quartet, Ms. Kim has performed in over 20 countries, and in many of the world’s most illustrious concert halls and Festivals. Ms. Kim has performed throughout Europe and Asia with the Borromeo, in duo with violinist Nicholas Kitchen, and as a soloist, including engagements with the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Opera Bastille in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Suntory Hall and Casals Hall in Tokyo, the Saejong Cultural Center in Seoul, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, the Library of Congress and Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Learn more