Shakespeare 400 - The Winter's Tale
- $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
- $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
- $15 General Admission
- $5 Student
- Zhao Wang, piano
- Tanyawat Dilokkunanant, clarinet
- Hayne Kim, violin
- Tommy Gomez, actor
- Ruth Chan, composer
- Sandra Logan, librettist
Círculo Trio is an ensemble that aims to promote performances of lesser--known works as well as bring new music to new audiences. Eager to explore the possibilities provided by the unique combination of the violin, clarinet, and piano, the trio takes a balanced approach to programming, showcasing newer and/or rarely performed pieces alongside standard repertoire. Círculo Trio has presented concerts in Michigan, New York, Maryland, and Canada, and made its Asian debut as guest artist in the 12th Thailand International Composition Festival, where they performed at the festival’s composition competition for a distinguished jury including prominent American composers John Corigliano, Mark Adamo, and Aaron Jay Kernis. Círculo Trio is a laureate of the 2016 Salut International Performing Arts Competition.
Dedicated to making music accessible to wider audiences not only in the concert hall but also in community venues, the trio has presented free concerts in churches and retirement homes in the Greater Lansing area, working to balance a variety of styles by pairing avant-garde pieces with more familiar works. Passionate about making the classical music concert a more engaging experience, this concert is a culmination of their project in honor of Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary, commissioning a musical-dramatic version of Shakespeare's play The Winter's Tale for violin, clarinet, piano and one actor.
Zhao Wang, born in Guiyang, China, is an avid solo and chamber pianist. She has given performances in cities across Europe, North America, and Asia. Ms. Wang has performed in concert series presented by the Shanghai Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and has collaborated in concerts and recordings with faculty from the Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Peabody Institute, Michigan State University, and members of major orchestras. Ms. Wang participated in master classes by Leon Fleisher, Russell Sherman, Malcolm Bilson, Barry Douglas, Bernd Goetzke, John Perry, Fou Tsong, and many respected teachers and musicians, from whom she received many positive comments on her energetic and sensitive playing. Her festival appearances include Bowdoin, Banff, Boston, Washington D. C., among many others. She received awards and scholarships including a special scholarship awarded by the city of Shanghai, Howard Hanson Scholarship at Eastman School of Music, awards of excellence in chamber music at Peabody Institute, and won the Honor's Competition at Michigan State University. Ms. Wang holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in piano performance with Prof. Deborah Moriarty and a masters in collaborative piano with Dr. Zhihua Tang at Michigan State University.
Tanyawat Dilokkunanant is a clarinetist from Bangkok, Thailand. Tanyawat holds a Master of Music degree and Performer Diploma in clarinet performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with James Campbell. An active performer, Tanyawat has given performances in Thailand, Michigan, Indiana, New York, Madrid, and Zhaoqing. As an orchestral player, Tanyawat performs with the West Michigan Symphony as a guest second and bass clarinetist, and has previously held the principal clarinet position of the Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, Indiana University Chamber Orchestra, and Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra. Tanyawat has also collaborated with many ensembles, such as the Salaya Modern Ensemble and Musique 21 New Music Ensemble, and has performed as soloist with the Chulalongkorn University Clarinet Ensemble. Tanyawat is currently a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University where he served as teaching assistant to Dr. Guy Yehuda. Recent events include the presentation of a masterclass at Zhaoqing Univeristy in China, and giving a guest artist recital at Sala Sudasirisobha in Bangkok. Outside of music, Tanyawat is passionate about exploring restaurants, cooking and making homemade ice-cream.
Violinist Hayne Kim, a Michigan native, made her solo Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 16 and has since been performing on stages both traditional and nonconventional, at home and abroad. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Lincoln Center's Merkin Hall, the Istituto Musicale Luigi Boccherini in Lucca, Italy, town squares in the Italian countryside, numerous churches and historical sites in the American Midwest, and experimental performance venues in Brooklyn. An ardent supporter of contemporary music, she takes a special interest in collaborating with living composers, and continues to be actively involved in premiering new works and participating in interdisciplinary performance projects. As an ensemble player, Hayne has performed with NYC-based groups Shattered Glass Ensemble and Opus Nine Ensemble, as well as the International Chamber Soloists directed by concert violinist Dmitri Berlinsky. Hayne holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Michigan State University. Her many interests include literature, languages, and visual art.
Dedicated to making music accessible to wider audiences not only in the concert hall but also in community venues, the trio has presented free concerts in churches and retirement homes in the Greater Lansing area, working to balance a variety of styles by pairing avant-garde pieces with more familiar works. Passionate about making the classical music concert a more engaging experience, the trio is currently working on a project in honor of Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary, commissioning a musical-dramatic version of Shakespeare's play The Winter's Tale for violin, clarinet, piano and one actor due to be premiered in April 2017.
Actor Tommy Gomez has worked extensively as a regional theatre actor for the past twenty-five years with an emphasis in the classics. Some theatres where he has performed include: nine consecutive seasons with the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) where he worked with the likes of Diane Venora, Kathleen Widdoes, Tom Waits, Robert Wilson, William S. Burroughs, and Peter Riegert. A.C.T. world premieres include Richard Nelson’s adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s Enrico IV and Michael Feingold’s adaptation of Friedrick Schiller’s Mary Stuart which was later remounted and taken to Boston’s Huntington Theatre.
He was part of four seasons with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and four seasons equaling sixteen Shakespeare productions with the California Shakespeare Festival, touring two of these productions along the west coast.
Other regional theatre credits include: The Old Globe Theatre playing opposite Dana Delany and Billy Campbell in a production of Much Ado About Nothing directed by Collective member Brendon Fox, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks L.A. in a national tour with Eric Stoltz, Theatre Works (Palo Alto), Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, The Aurora Theatre Company, The Purple Rose Theatre Company and Lansing’s own BoarsHead Theatre.
A few teaching credits include: Core Instructor - Lansing Community College, Guest Lecturer -Michigan State University, Guest Lecturer – Hillsdale College, Core Drama Instructor – American Conservatory Theatre: Summer Training Congress, and Shakespeare Instructor – Shakespeare Santa Cruz/UCSC.
Ruth Chan is an accomplished composer for film, television, multimedia and concert works. She was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and started her career as a pianist, making her first TV appearance when she was nine years old and becoming accompanist for Redditch Choral Society from the age of eleven. Ruth read music at Oxford University and continued her education at the Royal College of Music, obtaining a Masters in Composition for Screen, where she studied with leading film composers. Ruth’s concert commissions include ensemble piece ‘Moon’s Magmatism’, two suites of Children’s Songs, and choral work ‘Lament for Ying of the Nine Declarations’. Her recent composition of ‘Piccadilly Revisited’ is a contemporary multimedia piece with silent film that was performed at the Royal Opera House, the Thames Festival, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and UK Now Festival in Beijing 2012. Although she is classically trained, Ruth has a great interest in contemporary fusion music. She recently had a residency at Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and her orchestral work, ‘As in a Dream’ was written for both Western and Chinese instruments, which was performed at West Road Hall in Cambridge. She was also the composer-in-residence for Endelienta Trust at St Endellion in 2016. Ruth also composes for theatre, which includes ‘Shangri-La’ (Finborough Theatre), ‘The Last Days of Limehouse’ (Yellow Earth Theatre), ‘Pilgrimage of the Heart’ (Corax Productions), the double bill ‘Magical Chairs’ and ‘There’s Only One Wayne Lee’ at Southwark Playhouse and at the Beijing International Fringe Festival 2011, and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ for the Shanghai Repertory Theater. Ruth is currently working on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘Snow in Midsummer’. Ruth's work in film and television is also highly regarded. Her soundtrack to silent film ‘Around China with a Movie Camera’, commissioned by the BFI was recently performed at Southbank in July 2016. Recent TV documentaries have been aired on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC 2, BBC 4 and BBC world.
Librettist Dr. Sandra Logan is Associate Professor of English Literature and Culture at Michigan State University; she is also the founding Director of the Citizen-Scholars undergraduate enrichment program in the MSU College of Arts and Letters. Her research and teaching are interdisciplinary, focusing on early modern English literature and culture; the genres of drama, poetry and poetics, prose fiction, and historiography; Shakespeare; early modern and contemporary political theory and political culture; silent Shakespeare film; early east/west dynamics; global studies; and early and contemporary gender studies. Her research includes articles on Shakespearean drama and other early modern literature; a book on Elizabethan representational practices, Text/Events in Early Modern England: Poetics of History (Ashgate, 2007); and an in-progress book on Shakespeare’s Foreign Queen’s: Politics, Drama, and the Alien Within (under contract with Palgrave).
She is on the Board of Directors of three non-profit organizations: The American Shakespeare Collective, which is committed to expanding the audiences of Shakespeare’s plays through cross-cultural adaptation and accessible performance; Aspiring Games Foundation, which is dedicated to researching and developing educational games to increase diversity, access, and academic success; and The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, which supports scholarly research, presentation, discussion, and teaching of Shakespeare’s works and those of his contemporaries, through a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Additionally, she has been lead PI and/or adviser on several grant proposals related to her academic positions, research, and community service. She is committed to working across fields and communities to enrich creative, intellectual, and social diversity, and to foster innovative approaches to positive social change.