Senior Thesis Recital: Chaz Lee, bass-baritone

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05/14/2011 - 8:00pm


The Williams College Department of Music will present a senior recital featuring Woo Chan Lee on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.

Lee will sing music by Rameau, Tchaikovsky, Kurtág, and Beethoven. He will be joined by Edwin Lawrence, harpsichord; Kevin Bushee, baroque violin;  and pianists Scott Smedinghoff '09 and Eric Kang '09.

Chaz Lee is a senior music and literary studies major from Seoul, South Korea. Having arrived with no plans on being a music major, he was flabbergasted when he discovered that Williams College had its own choirs and promptly joined his first semester. While initially resistant to the idea of music played exclusively by “Wind” instruments, he caved the second semester and began performing with Symphonic Winds and the Opus Zero Band. Since then, Chaz has performed in multiple capacities with many other ensembles at Williams, including the Jazz Ensemble, Student Symphony, Berkshire Symphony, Brass Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. Chaz has studied voice with Brad Wells and Erin Casey Nafziger as well as piano and organ with Ed Lawrence. Starting next year, he will be pursuing graduate studies in the history and theory of music at the University of Chicago. He would like to thank Brad, his advisor in matters of music and life; Ed Lawrence, Kevin Bushee, Scott, and Eric for their musical companionship; and his family and Chloe for their patient love and unwavering support. Lastly, Chaz would like to thank Steven Bodner, who taught him how to listen, think, and play.

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