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Friendship

Two gems from the chamber music repertoire – one freshly written, one immortal. In both cases, written from one friend to another. Harpist Lani Krantz and Clarinetist Christopher Lee weave the melodies, accompanied by their friends: our own VIS String Principals.

VIS Musicians

Lani Krantz HARP
Christopher Lee CLARINET
Calvin Dyck VIOLIN
Samuel Tsui VIOLIN
Manti Poon  VIOLA
Min Jee Yoon CELLO

Concert Programme

Rachel LAURIN       Suite for Harp and String Quartet, op. 101 *Premiere

MOZART        Clarinet Quintet in A major, KV 581

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OCT 24, 2021

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OCT 24, 2021

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Lani Krantz is Principal Harpist with the Vancouver Island Symphony, and plays as an extra the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Opera. She has performed with artists such as Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Mathis, Carly Rae Jepsen. As soloist, Lani has performed the Mozart Concerto with Lionsgate Sinfonia and flutist, Carol Dymond and in 2019, William Alwyn’s beautiful Lyra Angelica for harp and string orchestra with the Vancouver Island Symphony.

Lani is a member of the acclaimed, Winter Harp and in 2019 added the role of their Assistant Producer. Lani’s collaboration with Erhu player, Rong Jun and composer, Jin Zhang has been showcased in many events; most notably, the Sound of Dragon Festival and the 2011 World Harp Congress. Lani is heard on the soundtracks for Space Buddies, Super Buddies, the Canadian attraction Fly over Canada and on singer Appollonia Vanova’s CD, Lullabies.

Lani is a harp instructor at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music and is currently Secretary of the WCHS/BC Chapter of the American Harp Society. In 2016 she added ‘Mom’ to her list of titles and is excitedly joining her little boy on his own musical journey!

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Calvin Dyck has been concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony in Nanaimo since 2000, and is also the director for the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra.  Calvin has played concerts in over 15 countries, and is in demand as a producer, teacher, conductor and adjudicator.  Although a college aptitude test recommended a career as a tug boat captain, Calvin finished a DMA in Violin Performance as USC with minors in choral conducting, and music history. He currently has about 25 students.  Some of his former students are currently studying at universities across Canada, and several have played with the Vancouver Island Symphony. Calvin was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the community.  He has also been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities by Trinity Western University.  In these unusual times he is grateful to have some musical opportunities along with part-time employment as a farmer and a delivery driver.

 

Manti Poon has held the position of principal violist with the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra for 19 years. He has also performed with the VSO and CBC Vancouver Orchestra. Manti had collaborated with the members of the Pacific Rim, Rose Gellert, Koerner, Vancouver, Borealis, Purcell and Emerson String Quartets. Manti served on the faculty at the Douglas College, the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the Vancouver Academy of Music and the VSO School of Music. He is also the violin and viola instructor at West Point Grey Academy. Manti coached and conducted the Vancouver Youth Symphony, the Surrey Youth Orchestra, the Vancouver Academy Youth Orchestra, the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra and he is the Associate Conductor of the Intermediate Division at the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra. Manti was also on faculty at UBC String Music Camp, Courtney Youth Music Camp, VAM Music Camp, North Shore Music Camp and MMM Music Camp in Washington State.  He studied viola performance with Professor David Harding at the University of British Columbia on full scholarship. Manti performs on a viola by Marino Capicchioni and a rare Sartory viola bow on loan to him by Poesis Fine Instruments & Bows.

 

Born in Incheon, South Korea, Min Jee Yoon completed her Bachelor of Music degree from the Kyung-won University in Korea and an Artist diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music. She has participated in master-classes by distinguished cellists such as Aldo Parisot, Daniel Muller Schott and Desmond Hoebig. After moving to Canada, she enjoyed two months at the NACO’S Institute of Orchestra Studies in the autumn of 2011, which allowed her the opportunity to perform with the National Art Centre Orchestra under the baton of Pinchas Zuckerman. She was previously a section cellist of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. Since 2016, Min Jee also performs regularly as a substitute player with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She currently holds the position of Principal Cellist with the Vancouver Island Symphony.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era.

Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphoniesconcertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his early death at the age of 35. The circumstances of his death have been much mythologized.

He composed more than 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonicconcertantechamberoperatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence is profound on subsequent Western art music. Ludwig van Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote: "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years".

 

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