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Entartete Trio

Performance Details

Date:Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30pm
Location:  Ewell Recital Hall
Admission: $5, free with William & Mary ID

The Entartete Trio is comprised of three of New York City’s most in demand performers: violist Junah Chung, pianist Eric Huebner, and saxophonist Tim Ruedeman. Their programs are a celebration of the life and music of a generation of composers who were suppressed by the Third Reich. The term “Entartete Musik” (“Degenerate Music”) was used by the Nazi party to label and ban music by composers who were deemed as politically, aesthetically, or racially unacceptable to the Reich. Many of these composers and musicians were interned or murdered in concentration camps, while others were forced to live in exile. Those that survived were often forgotten or unable to resume their careers as a result of the loss of their freedom and curtailed
productivity. It is the trio’s mission to bring awareness to this wonderfully rich and diverse repertoire from composers whose voices have been silenced for too long.

Saxophonist Timothy Ruedeman, praised for his “elegant and pure sound” (Saxophone Journal)
and noted as “versatile and virtuosic” (Philadelphia Inquirer), has performed with the New York
Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Bridgeport Symphony, Long
Island Philharmonic, I.C.E., and Absolute Ensemble, and is a member of Flexible Music and the New
Hudson Saxophone Quartet. Winner of the 2004 Olga Koussevitzky competition, Dr. Ruedeman
has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic CONTACT! series, Greenwich Symphony,
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, S.E.M. Ensemble, and Hanover Winds. Recent performances include
the Lincoln Center Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, soundScape festival (Italy), and pop performances
with Vampire Weekend, Hamilton Leithauser, Todd Rundgren, M. Ward, David Foster, and Christopher
Cross. Dr. Ruedeman serves on the faculty of NYU, CUNY Queens, and William Paterson University,
and was visiting faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He holds a B.M. from the Oberlin
Conservatory of Music and an M.M. and Ph.D. from NYU.

Violist Junah Chung’s dynamic and imaginative playing has been featured in recitals in America and
internationally from Korea to Iceland. Recent solo performances include Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante
in Seoul and Vaughan Williams’ Flos Campi with the Musica Viva in New York City. Mr. Chung was
the assistant principal violist of the Iceland Symphony and is currently the violist/violinist for The Lion
King on Broadway. He has also had engagements with the New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St.
Luke’s, and American Ballet Theater. A passionate chamber music musician, he is a founder of the
Greenburgh Chamber Players, and often appears at festivals such as The International Musicians
Seminar at Prussia Cove, Bright Lights Music Festival in Iceland, and Korea’s Daejon Chamber Music
Festival. Mr. Chung is on faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center and holds an M.M. from the Juilliard
School where his principal teachers were Lillian Fuchs, William Lincer, Joseph Fuchs, and Felix Galimir.

Pianist Eric Huebner has drawn worldwide acclaim since making his debut with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic at age 17. In January 2012, he was appointed pianist of the New York Philharmonic and
currently holds the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Piano Chair. In recent years, he has appeared
as concerto soloist in works by Carter, Ligeti, Messiaen, and Stravinsky and in recital throughout the
U.S. where his programs frequently position recent works alongside modern classics. Mr. Huebner
won fi rst prize at the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition with Antares, a quartet
comprised of clarinet, violin, cello and piano. He has recorded for Col Legno, Centaur, Bridge, Albany,
Tzadik, Innova, New Focus, and Mode Records. Mr. Huebner is Associate Professor of Music at the
University at Buffalo (SUNY) and is on faculty at the Juilliard School where he teaches orchestral
keyboard performance. He holds a B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School where he studied with
Jerome Lowenthal.