Technology and Society Forum




Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

NJIT Campus Center Atrium
April 2, 2008; 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Violinist Rieko Kawabata with Pianist Eri Kang

Jim Wise Theater
April 7, 2008; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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Creativity has many facets, ranging from the scientific investigation of nature to artistic expression. Celebrating the full spectrum of our timeless creative quest, the Technology and Society Forum has scheduled two musical events for the Spring 2008 Series. Eight members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will perform Schubert’s octet for two violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet and French horn. Born in Korea, cellist Na-Young Baek made her American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2000. Frank Foerster, principal NJSO violinist, studied at the music schools of Hannover and Berlin, and with Yehudi Menuhin in Switzerland.  Karl Herman joined the NJSO in 1979 and is principal clarinetist. Violinist Rebekah Johnson gave her first public performance at the age of six on a CBS television special. Andrea Menousek, second French horn, also performs with the NJSO Brass Quintet and the Woodwind Quintet. Bass player David Rosi joined the NJSO in 1984, and in 1988 was a Tanglewood Fellow.  Associate concertmaster Brennan Sweet began violin studies at two years of age, enrolling in one of Canada’s first Suzuki programs. In addition to playing with the NJSO, Mark Timmerman has been principal bassoon of New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

On April 7, violinist Rieko Kawabata will perform César Franck’s sonata for violin and piano with pianist Eri Kang.  Kawabata made her solo debut with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10. Currently, she is a member of the Downtown Chamber Trio and very active in the film industry and musical productions. Eri Kang has performed throughout the United States and in many other countries.

Co-sponsored by the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College and Sigma Xi.