The Music Program of the University at Albany’s Department of Music and Theatre is pleased to present the fifth concert in its season-long Beethoven Festival taking place at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus. Following four concerts this past fall, the next recital takes place on Tuesday, February 4 at 7pm and features guests artists from The College of St. Rose. Cellist David Bebe and pianist Young Kim will perform Cello and Piano Sonatas: Op. 5 No. 1, Op. 5 No. 2 and Op. 102 No. 2.

Bebe performs chamber music regularly on the Premiere Performances Concert Series with the Saint Rose Camerata. He has been a soloist with the Miami Bach Society Orchestra, Project Copernicus and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. While in Miami, Dr. Bebe gave the Florida premiere of Steve Reich’s Cello Counterpoint with the composer present. In 2013, he released a recording of Michael White’s Sonata in One Movement for Violoncello and Piano, a work he premiered with Young Kim at the Julliard School. Prior to teaching at Saint Rose, he served as the director of the Broward Symphony Orchestra and the Clark Chamber Players. He was also associate conductor for the Frost Symphony Orchestra in Miami. 

Steinway artist Young Kim has performed internationally as a soloist in recitals and with orchestras, in addition to appearing numerous times as a chamber musician.  A native of South Korea, Kim has performed in international concert venues in Korea, Russia and Hungary. Since moving to the Capital District in 2000, she has appeared as a soloist with Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. She is one of the founding members of the Saint Rose Camerata, a faculty ensemble in residence at The College of Saint Rose where she is currently Professor of Piano.

The remainder of the festival schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm
Performers: Karen Hosmer, Brett Wery, Capital Trio and UAlbany students
Program: Piano Quintet Op. 16, Piano Quartet Op. 16, and String Trio Op. 9 No. 1

Sunday, April 19 at 1:30pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm
Performers: School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet (1:30pm) and young musicians from the Capital Region (4:30 and 7:30pm)
Program: Piano sonatas and chamber works

Sunday, May 3 at 3pm
Performers: University Symphony Orchestra, University-Community Chorale & pianist Duncan Cumming
Program: The Choral Fantasy Op. 80 and other works

Advance tickets for each concert in the festival are $5 for the general public and $3 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  Tickets purchased on the day of the show are $10 for the general public and $5 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  For reservations and further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.