Hae-ga San Ma-loor-eh Ju-mool-uh-do by Dong-Ji Moon
Eleven-year-old violinist Adé Williams is the 2008 second place winner of the Sejong Music Competition, the first place winner of the 2006 Sigma Alpha Iota String Scholarship Competition, Junior Division and the 2005 Early Music Category, Walgreen’s National Concerto Competition, Junior Open Divisions. Adé’s 2004 orchestral debut at the age of six was with the Chicago Sinfonietta as that orchestra’s youngest ever performer. In 2006, she performed as soloist with the South Side Family Chamber Orchestra, and in 2007 with the Highland Park Strings at Ravinia. Her 2006 radio debut was on WFMT’s Young Artist Showcase. In 2004, Adé founded the chamber group SugarStrings with her cousins Mira and Ayanna. SugarStrings has appeared at numerous venues and civic and charitable events including the City of Chicago’s September 11th Annual Commemoration, Chicago Foundation for Women’s Annual Luncheon, WNBA Chicago Sky Games, Chicago Chamber Musicians’ Family Concerts, Chicago Half Marathon, Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace=2 0Weekend, 100th Anniversary Convention of the Rotary Club International, Gray’s Child Development Benefit Concert, and Multiple Sclerosis Annual Christmas Party. Adé enjoys being home schooled, spending time with her family (especially her little brother, Jonathan), and playing various games and sports. Adé is the Music Institute of Chicago’s first William Warfield Scholar and a member of the Academy where she studies privately with artist faculty members Almita Vamos and Marko Dreher. She has performed in master classes for concert violinists Tai Murray and Rachel Barton Pine. Adé performs on a 3/4-size violin by John Jusek, on generous loan from the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation.
|About the Composer:
Dong-Ji Moon’s musical education was greatly influenced by his mother who is a pianist and teacher. He came to America in 1997. He participated in the Montgomery County Honors String Orchestra and has been awarded by The Old York Road Symphony. He is currently studying composition with Dr. Brodhead at Temple University.
When the Sun comes to an end over the ridge of a mountain
When the Sun rises over the ridge of a mountain
When the ground caves in under my feet or when the sky falls down on my head
Once again, when the time comes,
So-Wol Kim (1902-34) is one of Korea’s most famous and beloved poets. His most significant achievement was the flexibility and versatility he achieved in the use of the Korean language. In this poem, he presented the sorrow of a woman who was left by her husband. Here, he indicated the East Asian culture of woman that always had been on lower position than man. Basically this poem is all about her grief and yearning for her husband.