PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Stanford Medicine Orchestra and Chorus 
Inaugural Concert

Conducted by Minseung Choi, Jonathan Min Pak, and Terrance Yan

 

Wedesday, November 9, 2022
7:30 PM
Bing Concert Hall

 

Stanford Medical Humanities & Arts Program, Center for Biomedical Ethics

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Artists


Stanford Medicine Chorus
Minseung Choi, conductor
Emily Offenkrantz, soprano

 

Stanford Medicine Orchestra
Jonathan Min Pak, conductor
Terrance Yan, conductor
Audrey Luu, piano
Janet Wu, piano

View the full orchestra and chorus rosters here.

 


Program


WELCOME AND THANKS

Jacqueline Genovese, Executive Director, Medical Humanities & Arts Program

 


STANFORD MEDICINE CHORUS
Minseung Choi, conductor

 

HENRY PURCELL (1659–1695)

I was Glad 

 

HEALEY WILLAN (1880–1968)

Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One

 

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872–1958)

Linden Lea 

 

JOHN TAVENER (1944–2013)

Mother of God, Here I Stand

 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)

Chorale: Du süße Liebe, schenk uns deine Gunst, BWV. 197.5

 

STEPHEN PAULUS (1949–2014)

The Road Home
Emily Offenkrantz, soprano

 

GERALD FINZI (1901–1956)

My Spirit Sang All Day


—INTERMISSION—


STANFORD MEDICINE ORCHESTRA
Jonathan Min Pak, conductor

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503
           I. Allegro Maestoso (with cadenza by Audrey Luu)
              Audrey Luu, piano

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
           I. Allegro Moderato
              Janet Wu, piano


STANFORD MEDICINE ORCHESTRA
Terrance Yan, conductor

 

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847)

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27

 

GEORGES BIZET (1838–1875)

Music from Carmen
           Prelude
           Aragonaise
           Habanera
           Danse bohème


STANFORD MEDICINE ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Terrance Yan, conductor

 

MOZART

Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618 

 

View the texts and translations for the pieces here.

 


About the Program


This is the special inaugural performance of the Stanford Medicine Chorus, led by doctoral student Minseung Choi, and the Stanford Medicine Orchestra, led by Terrance Yan. Both the Chorus and Orchestra are comprised of students, faculty, and staff from the School of Medicine and Stanford Hospitals. Both endeavors grew out of the response to the Stanford Medicine Stuck@Home Concert series, which served to unite the community during the difficult and uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled with the response and look forward to presenting this concert for the entire Stanford and local communities.


Conductors


Minseung Choi, conductor
Born in Busan, South Korea and raised in Busan and Seattle, Minseung has been a performer and a student of music across borders for over two decades. He studied conducting with Gabriel Crouch and Michael Pratt at Princeton University, and with Stephen Sano at Stanford University. He served as the student assistant conductor for Princeton University Glee Club and has directed summer choruses at Princeton and Stanford. He directed several productions for the Princeton Opera Company, such as Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld and Giacomo Carissimi’s Jephthe and Jonas, and co-directed Contrapunctus XIV, a student early-music vocal ensemble. He is also trained in piano, violin, and voice, and has performed in many ensembles, including Princeton University Glee Club and Stanford Chamber Chorale. 

Minseung’s interests in music extend to his broader curiosity about sensory perception. He has explored this interest through science research: first studying fruit fly song production at Princeton University during his BS in Computer Science, and then studying fly vision at Stanford University where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Neurosciences.


Jonathan Pak, conductor
Jonathan Pak is a junior at Stanford University. He is an amateur cellist, likes to think that he can sing and studies conducting under the tutelage of Paul Phillips. Jonathan plays cello in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and has studied cello with Jan Simiz and Chris Costanza. When he is not listening to Beethoven, Brahms or Mozart, Jonathan will undoubtedly be listening to the Beatles.

Outside music, Jonathan is an amateur cook, likes to think that he is a casual enjoyer of world cinema and studies International Relations. For the past few years, Jonathan has also been leading developer for a video game he created in high school.


Terrance Yan, conductor
Raised and trained in San Francisco, Terrance Yan has been an active musician and educator in the Bay Area for over 20 years. He is the music director of the Stanford Medicine Orchestra and the Infinite Philharmonic, an employee club orchestra at Apple. As a music director, he emphasizes creating a friendly environment for music making, promoting inclusion and diversity, and advocating lifelong learning of the arts and sciences.

In the past, Terrance was a violin faculty member at the Crestmont Conservatory of Music in San Mateo. He has appeared regularly as a guest musician and instructor at schools and music groups across the Bay Area. He has also played in orchestras such as the Golden Gate Symphony and the Symphony Parnassus.

A recipient of the Edward M. Nagel Scholarship, Terrance received his MMus and BMus from San Francisco State University under the direction of Cyrus Ginwala, Zakarias Grafilo, and Jassen Todorov. He also holds an MBA from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.


Soloists


Audrey M. Luu, piano
Audrey M. Luu is a junior at Monta Vista High School (MVHS). She has been playing the piano since the age of six and has studied with Naira Kikvidze and Anjela Asryan. At twelve years old, Audrey furthered her passion for music through orchestral ensembles and is studying double bass under Professor Bruce Moyer.

Audrey has been accepted to perform in the California All-State Music Education Conference twice, once in Wind Symphony and once in String Orchestra. Currently, she is the principal bassist of San Jose Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra (SJYS) and MVHS Chamber Orchestra. In July of 2022, Audrey had the great opportunity to travel with SJYS to the Baltic States and performed with the orchestra in Vilnius, Parnu, Tallinn, and Helsinki.

Audrey enjoys exploring various mediums of musical expression, and has tried her hand at composing, singing, and clarinet. Besides music, she loves reading, sleeping, and binge-eating chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream while watching Jeopardy! with her family.


Janet Wu, piano
Pianist Janet Wu is a winner of several national and international piano competitions, including prizes at the Debut International Piano Competition and Blount-Slawson Young Artists Competition. She has performed in festivals such as the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Washington International Piano Festival, and Moscow Meets Friends Music Festival, as well as in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Verizon and Perelman Halls (Kimmel Center), and Tchaikovsky Memorial Hall (Moscow). Additionally, she was invited to perform on the prestigious Horowitz Piano Tour in 2015 of the CD 503 Horowitz Steinway.

Janet has soloed with almost a dozen orchestras, including the Kennett Square Symphony, New Orleans Civic Symphony, and Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed frequently in chamber and large ensemble groups, most recently Stravinsky’s Les noces at Carnegie Hall with the Oberlin College Choir. Janet previously graduated from the dual-degree program at Oberlin College & Conservatory with a B.A. in biology & neuroscience and B.M. in piano performance. She is currently enrolled as a medical student at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

 

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