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In-person

An Afternoon with Grieg

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In conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition From Dawn to Dusk: Nordic Art from Sweden’s NationalmuseumNorwegian violinist Idunn Lohne and Seattle-based cellist Christine Lee join other acclaimed chamber musicians as they perform selections from composer Edvard Grieg. Additional composers represented in this free concert include Astor Piazzolla and Antonín Dvorák. See below for the full program and musician bios.

Concert Program: 

Antonín Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, "The American"

I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Lento

III. Molto vivace

IV. Finale: vivace ma non troppo

Violins: Maya Cohon, Idunn Lohne

Viola: Alexander Grimes

Cello: Christine Lee

Astor Piazzolla: Three Tangos

I. S.V.P.

II. Tzigane Tango

III. Prepárense

Violin: Idunn Lohne

Cello: Christine Lee


*Intermission*


Edvard Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27

I. Un poco andante - Allegro molto ed agitato

II. Romanze: Andantino

III. Intermezzo: Allegro molto marcato - Più vivo e scherzando

IV: Lento - Presto al saltarello

Violins: Idunn Lohne, Maya Cohon

Viola: Alexander Grimes

Cello: Christine Lee



Please note: although this Concert is free to the public, tickets do not include admission to Museum galleries or exhibitions; these may be purchased separately on the Museum Admission page.

Musicians

  • Idunn Lohne

    Idunn Lohne, Violin

    A native of Oslo, Norway, Idunn Lohne has performed as a violinist across the world in chamber, orchestral; and solo settings. She has performed with professional orchestras including the Amman Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Camerata and the Tel Aviv soloists, and attended festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, Collegium Musicum, Valdres Music Festival and Oslo Chamber Music Festival. 

    Bio
    Idunn Lohne

    Idunn Lohne, Violin

    A native of Oslo, Norway, Idunn Lohne has performed as a violinist across the world in chamber, orchestral; and solo settings. She has performed with professional orchestras including the Amman Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Camerata and the Tel Aviv soloists, and attended festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, Collegium Musicum, Valdres Music Festival and Oslo Chamber Music Festival. 

    She has played solo recitals in New York City, Höganäs, Oslo, Amman and San Francisco. She recently received a Master’s degree in Chamber Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Ian Swensen and had the pleasure of collaborating with among others Marcy Rosen, Itamar Zorman, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Cindy Wu, Dimitri Murrath, and Jennifer Culp.

    Idunn is currently playing a violin built for her in 2021 by the renowned Norwegian luthier Jakob von der Lippe.

  • Christine Lee

    Christine Lee, Cello

    A Paris Fulbright Fellow recipient, Christine Lee has been noted by the New York Times as a “clear delight.” Currently splitting her time between Seattle and San Francisco, Christine pursues a wide range of creative, musical projects; while her passion is in chamber music, she also devotes her time towards teaching, social media management, and solo opportunities.

    Bio
    Christine Lee

    Christine Lee, Cello

    A Paris Fulbright Fellow recipient, Christine Lee has been noted by the New York Times as a “clear delight.” Currently splitting her time between Seattle and San Francisco, Christine pursues a wide range of creative, musical projects; while her passion is in chamber music, she also devotes her time towards teaching, social media management, and solo opportunities.

    Most recently, Christine joined the Camellia Symphony and Christian Baldini as soloist with a performance of the Schumann Concerto, and as part of her engagement with the symphony, had the great joy of meeting and teaching a masterclass for the local cello students in Sacramento. During her most recent studies in Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she enjoyed performing chamber music alongside exciting artists like Gil Kalisch, Ian Swensen, Tessa Lark, David McCarroll, and Dimitri Murrath. Christine is a founding member in the Bay Area-based ensemble L’arc Trio, who recently commissioned a brand-new work entitled “Ominous Machine” by the trail-blazing composer Vivian Fung. After spending a summer playing chamber music at the Fontainebleau Music Festival in France, Christine was deeply inspired to pursue studies in Paris; in 2017, Christine was selected as one of two Fulbright Fellows for musical studies in Paris and studied with renowned French cellist Michel Strauss. During her studies in Paris, she made her solo debut at the Reid Hall and had the great privilege of performing for over 600 Fulbright Scholars and Nobel Laureates for the Fulbright Seminar in Berlin. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School and her teachers include Bonnie Hampton and Richard Aaron.

  • Maya Cohon

    Maya Cohon, Violin

    Maya Cohon is an avid chamber and orchestral musician from Seattle, Washington. She has been a member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 2017, and also performs with the San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and San Francisco Ballet.

    Bio
    Maya Cohon

    Maya Cohon, Violin

    Maya Cohon is an avid chamber and orchestral musician from Seattle, Washington. She has been a member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 2017, and also performs with the San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and San Francisco Ballet.

    Growing up in a family of musicians, Maya cultivated her love for chamber music reading string trios, quartets and quintets with her cousins, aunts, and uncles. Today, she performs chamber music that spans a range of musical and narrative styles, which includes the world premiere of The Wind Will Blow Us Away by San Francisco composer Sahba Aminikia, and George Crumb’s Black Angels.

    Maya earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University, where she studied with Almita Vamos. In Chicago she was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and went on to join the New World Symphony in Miami, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. She attended music festivals including Tanglewood Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and Pacific Music Festival, which gave her the opportunity to collaborate with musicians from all over the world and perform in venues nationally and internationally, from Carnegie Hall in New York City, to Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

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    Alexander Grimes, Viola

    Alexander Grimes is the principal viola of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and a resident artist at the Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Festival on San Juan Island. 

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    Alexander Grimes, Viola

    Alexander Grimes is the principal viola of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and a resident artist at the Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Festival on San Juan Island. 

    After graduating from Vanderbilt University under the instruction of Kathryn Plummer he attended New England Conservatory where he studied with acclaimed soloist Dmitri Murrath. A native of Long Island, New York, Alex has performed internationally. His most recent solo appearances have included recitals at The Huberman Project in Tel Aviv, Israel, and at the Accademia Perosi in Biella, Italy. In July 2022 he performed with renowned soloists James Ehnes, Augustine Hadelich, and Noah Bendix-Balgley at the Seattle Chamber Music Society.

    Besides playing the viola, Alex loves to compose music for film and other forms of media. He is currently earning a Masters of Film Scoring at the Berklee College of Music.