Guest artists Jeannette Jang , violin, and Adam Carter, cello, will present recital chamber works ranging from the Baroque era to the 20th century at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 in Wimberly Recital Hall at Randolph College.Jang is currently a member of the Richmond Symphony and has degrees in music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan. She has held positions with major symphony orchestras and performed under renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, and James Conlon. She has also served as concertmaster several times for the Randolph College Chamber Orchestra and taught violin and viola for the music department as an adjunct instructor last semester. Carter, Jang’s duet and life partner, is on the faculty of the University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Music and teaches cello and chamber music. He is also the principal cello of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and the founding member of the Tarab Cello Ensemble, an acclaimed group of eight cellists dedicated to the commissioning and performance of 21st century music. Carter has travelled the country far and wide, playing new works for cello octet.
The duet’s first Randolph performance will feature the music of composers like Bach, Beethoven, Kodaly, Ligeti, and Halvorsen. Both Jang and Carter hope to perform to a diverse audience, from regular concertgoers to students who are not as familiar with classical music. “We are really excited to give our performance,” said Jang. “Every hall is unique, and we are really looking forward to performing for a new audience.”
Emily Chua, a Randolph music professor and organizer of the event hopes hosting local artists will raise awareness about the caliber of music-making in the Lynchburg area.
“Students get to hear some terrific music, performed by great musicians in our beautiful recital hall, free of charge and with the opportunity to fulfill credit in the Passport Program and the Concert Attendance Requirement for music courses. What more could you ask for?” she said. “In this day and age – of digital technology and hectic schedules – it’s such a pleasure to sit still for a short period of time to listen to music performed live on acoustic instruments. It’s an opportunity to stop and experience music in real time.”