STOCKTON — The highly regarded group known as “enhaké” is in concert Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.
Tickets are $25 and are available in the lobby of Faye Spanos Concert Hall starting at 2 p.m., 30 minutes before the concert. Students of any age are admitted free.
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. The artists told Gramophone that “We always seek to develop a keen connection to the music at a personal level.” The Tune reported that each player has a distinct sound and yet they seem to vary their sounds in relation to the changing contexts of pieces…”
The quality of their performance is mirrored in the Gramophone review: “…the way in which this recital brings together music of the very highest quality which is rarely encountered in the concert hall, in performances of probing intensity…”Clearly “Enhaké shows that they can handle the demanding requirements of 20th century music with equally great skill and aplomb.”
The grand-prize winner of the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition (2009), gold medalist of the International Chamber Music Ensember Competition at Carnegie Hall (2008), and laureate of the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (2011), enhaké is an international favorite.
The audience is invited to meet the musicians at a reception following the concert.
Friends of Chamber Music concerts are presented in cooperation with Pacific and its Conservatory of Music. For a brochure or more information about the FOCM annual series, please call 209-956-2868 or visit www.chambermusicfriends.org.