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Holritz and Lee to Present Faculty Recital Monday

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Lee University faculty Kristen Holritz, flute, and ChoEun Lee, piano, will perform a recital on Monday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall in Lee’s Humanities Center.

The recital will feature a wide variety of music including “Sonata No. 3” by Philippe Gaubert, “Sonata for Flute and Piano” by Erwin Schulhoff, “Romance Op. 36” by Camille Saint-Saëns, and the “Sonata for Flute and Piano” by Carl Vine.

According to Holritz, t he soundscape of the evening will contain French impressionistic colors and beauty throughout the Gaubert, jazz harmonies and folk dances within the Schulhoff, effortlessly lyrical melodies woven by Saint-Saëns, and will finish with dazzling technique and rhythmic fireworks found in the Vine.

“As someone who fell head over heels for music as a child, one of the things that drew me to being a performer specifically was the opportunity to share my discoveries, new and old, with audiences,” said Holritz. “The recital on Monday will be just that, and we look forward to sharing it with all of our guests!”

Noted for her “beautiful tone and vibrato,” Holritz serves as principal flute of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, a position she has held since 2013. She is an adjunct flute professor at both Lee and Southern Adventist University and maintains a private teaching studio out of her home in Chattanooga. She also teaches at the Bay View Music Festival in Michigan during the summer. In addition to her orchestral responsibilities, Holritz appears with the Chattanooga Symphony Wind Quintet in schools across Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama in an effort to engage the community through music.

ChoEun Lee ha s performed across the world in major venues including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood Music Center, and Harris Concert Hall in Aspen Music Festival. She has worked extensively in recitals and masterclasses with renowned musicians, was twice invited to Tanglewood Music Festival, and has been named as a recipient of the Grace B. Jackson Prize. One of her performances in Seiji Ozawa Hall was broadcasted on WAMC. She has been invited as a repetiteur to the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz. She has also world-premiered a co-commissioned vocal chamber music for soprano, saxophone, and piano by Lori Laitman in the National Opera Center in New York City.

ChoEun Lee teaches at Lee University as an assistant professor in collaborative piano and vocal coaching and is a director of LeeU Collab Music.

The recital is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public. Livestream viewing will be available at leeu.live.

For more information about the concert, contact t he School of Music at (423) 614-8240 or by email at music@leeuniversity.edu.

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