Second Sundays at Two

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
26438 Crenshaw Blvd
Rolling Hills, CA 90274
For concert information, call (310) 316-5574

Second Sundays At Two
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. sharp!
Free Admission

Stars of Tomorrow ~ from the ~ USC Thornton School of Music

Kaelan Decman double bass, Justin Woo violin,
So-Mang Jeagal piano, Benjamin Lash cello,
Kevin Hsu viola
Perform Franz Schubert’s
Great Romantic Masterpiece
The Trout Quintet
 This top ensemble of advanced students from the USC Thornton School of Music was selected by renowned violist and Director of Chamber Music Karen Dreyfus and coached by acclaimed longtime concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic and now USC Thornton faculty member Glenn Dicterow.

The Artists

South Korean pianist So-Mang Jeagal has performed at international music festivals and major concert series and in noted venues such as Salzburger Schloss Konzerte, Konzerthaus (Germany), La Madeleine (France), J.F. Kennedy Center, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Mr. Jeagal won First Prize at both the Washington International Piano Competition and the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. He is currently studying with Professor Kevin Fitz-Gerald at the USC Thornton School of Music, where he received his Artist Diploma.

Violinist Justin Woo was selected for the Zarin Mehta Global Academy and performed with the New York Philharmonic. He is currently a substitute for the Seattle Symphony. Justin received his Bachelor’s degree from Cleveland Institute of Music and is pursuing his Graduate Certificate at USC Thornton School of Music, studying under Bing Wang.

Hailing from San Francisco, violist Kevin Hsu has performed in many of the world’s most revered halls and has collaborated with musicians such as Midori Goto and Alfred Brendel. Mr. Hsu has studied under the tutelage of Martha Katz at the New England Conservatory, and with Michael Tree and Che-Yen Chen at the USC Thornton School of Music. 

Cellist Benjamin Lash was a top prizewinner in the Washington International Competition. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Colburn Conservatory, where he studied with Ronald Leonard, and is pursuing a Doctorate at the USC Thornton School, where he studies with Ralph Kirshbaum. Benjamin is currently a Da Camera Society Young Artist in Residence.

Kaelan Decman is pursuing a Master of Music in Double Bass at the USC Thornton School of Music under David Moore, following his Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, completed 2017 under Bruce Bransby. Kaelan has performed with the New York Philharmonic, LA Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, New York String Seminar, and Music Academy of the West. 

The Program
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Piano Quintet in A Major, D667

Accompanying Exhibit
by noted local visual artist

In this presentation for the Second Sundays at Two concert, Norma Cuevas White‘s paintings depict many familiar and beautiful locations along the Palos Verdes coastline. Her impasto application of paint models the rocky cliffs and the movement of the water in a tactile fashion, with remarkable joy and honesty. Norma resides in San Pedro, CA and is a member of several local art groups. 
A selection from Rolling Hills United Methodist Church’s collection of hand-painted serigraphs by John August Swanson are also on display in the Narthex.

The Venue

The sanctuary’s acoustics are among the finest in Southern California. The venue’s idyllic sylvan setting next to the South Coast Botanic Garden on the north-east corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and Palos Verdes Drive North makes the concert experience especially pleasant. 

Second Sundays at Two
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. sharp!
26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274
Contribute What You Can ~ 100% for the Artists
All Are Welcome!

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church’s Second Sundays At Two presents free concerts, September through June (except December). Generous at-the-door contributions will ensure the success of the series. For concert information, call (310) 316-5574 or click here.



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