Historic Wooster Square Association

Working to keep the 
strong & vibrant

Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Festival Kick-off Concert
April 27, 2019 •  7:30 p.m.
 St. Michael Church on the Square  
Concert is free * Voluntary donations to the Church encouraged

LEON PLANTINGA, Concert Director, piano
The Henry L & Lucy G Moses Prof Emeritus of Music at Yale, Plantinga graduated from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1957. He received a M.Mus. in piano performance from Michigan State University in 1959, and a Ph.D. in the History of Music from Yale in 1964. On the Yale faculty from 1963 until his retirement in 2005, Plantinga served as chair of the Department of Music for 10 years. He has written widely on music of the later 18th and the 19th centuries, with books on Schumann as a music critic, a life and works study of Muzio Clementi, a history of nineteenth-century European music, and a study of the Beethoven concertos.

Bee-Seon Keum is a staff attorney at Lawyers Alliance for New York.  A graduate of Cornell Law School, the Yale School of Music, and Yale College, Bee-Seon has soloed with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and was a section violinist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra prior to her legal career.  In her spare time, Bee-Seon enjoys reading classic mystery novels, hiking, chamber music, and playing for Camerata Notturna, NYC's premier community orchestra. 

HANNAH LASH, Harp, Composer

Hailed by The New York Times as “striking and resourceful…handsomely brooding,” Lash's music has been performed worldwide with commissions from the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Carnegie Hall among others. Her many honors and prizes include a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellowship from Yaddo Artist Colony. She has a Ph.D in Composition from Harvard University in 2010 and currently serves on the composition faculty at Yale University School of Music.

A cross-genre guitarist/composer, Geremy is best known for his indie-instrumental band Threefifty, with whom he has performed at venues such as BAM, and toured the UK, Austria, and Bosnia. As a freelance guitarist, Geremy has shared the stage with many ensembles including the Kronos Quartet. He earned his master’s degree in classical guitar from Yale.

Jeff Fuller, coach and arranger

Ryan Griffiths, tenor sax ~ Senior at North Haven High School -
      accepted at Univ. of Hartford, Rutgers and WestConn

Kenijah George, alto sax ~ Junior at Wilbur Cross High School and ECA
Diego Padilla, trombone ~ Sophomore at Co-op High School
Tyler Jenkins, drums ~ Senior at Wilbur Cross High School and ECA -
      will attend Wesleyan University next year.

Paul Shanley, bass ~ Professional musician, graduate of Hartt School of Music