Concerts and Art Exhibits atLas Placitas Presbyterian ChurchHighway 165, Placitas NMDirections2 pm - Visual Artists Reception3 pm - ConcertPlease check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change
Possessing a knack for adventurous yet accessible programming, enhakē (in-HA-kee) has consistently distinguished itself with performances of startling intensity. Draw-ing its name from the Seminole [Creek] word for sound or call, enhakē has been praised for its “playing of the very highest caliber” (Fanfare) and “keen instinct for exciting programmes” (BBC Music Magazine). Their 2010 Carnegie Hall recital Made in America was lauded for its "rock solid rhythmic integrity... " (The New York Con-cert Review). Their distinctive instrumentation (Wonkak Kim, clarinet; M. Brent Williams, violin; Katherine Decker, cello; Eun-Hee Park, piano) allows them the flexibility to perform repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras in addition to the most captivating contemporary masterworks. Read more
The grand-prize winner of the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition (2009), gold medalist of the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition at Carnegie Hall (2008), and finalist of the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (2011), enhakē has successfully toured on three continents and in some of the world’s most exciting venues, including: Carnegie Hall and the OK Mozart Festival. They have also been the ensemble-in-residence for the Albany Symphony Orchestra in Georgia and Tallahassee Youth Orchestras.The quartet’s members are all dedicated educators having held posts at universities in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Wis-consin, in addition to being faculty members at the Chapel Hill International Chamber Music Workshop, Music in the Mountains Conservatory, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.As a group they have produced CDs for the MSR, Naxos, and Emeritus labels. Their previ-ous CD, Prepárense: The Piazzolla Project, was called “positively delightful…[t]he sense of ensemble is near-miraculous” (Fanfare). Another reviewer stated, “[t]he intensity is real, the sounds gorgeous, the rhythms infectious…this version strides proudly alongside the legendary recording by Piazzolla himself” (Gramophone).
John Mackey (b. 1973) Breakdown Tango (2000) SiHyun Uhm (b. 1999)Circus Suite for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and PianoI. MonkeyII. ClownIII. TrapezeIV. Lion (Written for and dedicated to enhakē)Peter Schickele (b. 1935)Quartet for Clarinet (in A), Violin, Violoncello, and Piano (1982) I. Moderate, flowingII. Fast, drivingIII. Slow, elegiac, but with motion IV. Quite fast, dancing* * * INTERMISSION * * *Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (b. 1939)Abgang and Kaddish (2019)(Written for enhakē)Alexis Ciesla (b. 1967)Hora & Freilach (2022)WORLD PREMIERE (Written for and dedicated to enhakē)Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)/transcribed and arranged by M. Brent WilliamsConcierto para Quinteto (1971)