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The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang

Violinist Sarita Kwok and Pianist Wei-Yi Yang
Violinist Sarita Kwok and Pianist Wei-Yi Yang

Chestnut Hill, MA – January 8, 2014 – Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang will perform works by Janáček, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Ravel as part of the Hammond Performing Arts Series. The concert will take place on Sunday, February 2 at 3 p.m. at the Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

Australian violinist Sarita Kwok has been featured on stages throughout the world, and has performed as a soloist with the major symphony orchestras in her home country. She has held residencies at the Pacific Music Festival, Japan, Aldeburgh Festival, United Kingdom, Aix-en-Provence Festival, France, the French Academy in Rome, in addition to performing extensively throughout the United States. From 2004-2010, Kwok was the first violinist of the award winning Alianza String Quartet. Frequently sought after as an educator, she has also presented master-classes at Wellesley College, Central Connecticut State University, University of the Pacific, SUNY Buffalo, and the New Zealand School of Music. She has served on the faulty of the Yale Department of Music since 2006, and is the Director of the Undergraduate Lessons Program at the Yale School of Music.

Pianist Wei-Yi Yang has earned acclaim from critics and audiences worldwide for his performances in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. Most recently, the New York Times hailed his piano solo that “contributed significantly and virtuosically” to a “sensational” performance of Messiaen’s Turangalila-Symphonie at Carnegie Hall. A dedicated chamber musician, Mr. Yang has recently collaborated with the Pacifica, Cassatt, and Tokyo String Quartets, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, clarinetists Richard Stoltzman and David Shifrin, and violinist Axel Strauss, among others. With cellist Clive Greensmith, he performed Mendelssohn’s complete duos for cello and piano on the 1884 Erard Grand piano at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments.

The Hammond Performing Arts Series began in Chestnut Hill nineteen years ago as a way to provide talented musicians with performance opportunities and to enrich the cultural life of the communities that Hammond’s network of offices serve. The series proved so successful in Chestnut Hill that it has been expanded to Boston, Concord, Hingham, Lexington, and Weston.

Reservations for the February 2 concert are currently being accepted. If you are interested in attending, please email jwhite@hammondre.com or call 617-587-4622 to reserve your complimentary seats.  Admission is free, but reservations are required.

To learn more, please visit http://www.hammondre.com/community-outreach/performing-arts-series.html

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