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The following photos were taken during the IUSD Honor Chorus 2018 and several volunteered
Vocal Music students performed in the UCI Opera production of "Suor Angelica",
on Saturday, 5/12/18, and Sunday, 5/13/18
The first rehearsal of "Suor Angelica" coming to an end on Tuesday, 5/8/18, at UCI Barclay Theatre
Sitting on the balcony waiting for the second rehearsal to start on Thursday, 5/10/18, at UCI Barclay Theatre
The 17th Century fashion that was used in this opera, "Suor Angelica"
The 17th Century Religious Fashion that was being used in the opera, "Suor Angelica"
During the fianl bow at the end of the first performance of the opera, "Suor Angelica", on Saturday, 5/12/18
A group photo taken with the cast, crew, staff, directors, and conductor after the first performance of the opera, "Suor Angelica", on Saturday, 5/12/18
IUSD Singer only on the UCI opera production, "Suor Angelica", on Saturday, 5/12/18
The following photos were taken during the IUSD Honor Chorus 2018 field trip to
the Grammy Museum and the "Little Tokyo" area on April 25, 2018
It took a long time to get to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. We saw this!
Honor Chorus members playing instruments, singing and dancing at the Grammy Museum
During a sound production workshop, we made a sample of "Our Sound"!
Here comes the first layer of a rhythm pattern
More layers were added by students
Our finished product looked like this
Having lunch at a Japanese restaurant in the "Little Tokyo" area
Mr. Chicas and his whole group are having lunch at the little stage area in "Little Tokyo"
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The following photos were taken during Ms. Lee's Carnegie Hall performance, New York City, and trips in the
city between April 19, 2018, and
April 22, 2018
The Julliard School of Music
A poster about the opera called "Cosi fan tutte", translates to "The School of Lovers", that included a circus and a carnival
The front of the Metropolitan Opera House of New York
Even the "Standing Room" has individual libretto translation box for each audience member in the Metropolitan Opera House
The Metropolitan Opera House lobby
The chandeliers in the Metropolitan Opera House lobby
The place where musicians sit and play is called "The Pit."
The upper portion of the Metropolitan Opera House, ceiling and boxes in all
The beautiful chandelier above the Metropolitan Opera House
The musicians are tuning and getting ready for "Cosi fan tutte" to start.
The opera, "Cosi fan tutte", is about to start
The conductor takes a bow with all the cast members
Ms. Lee stood next to Verdi in the Metropolitan Opera House
Matisse' works are presented in the Metropolitan Opera of New York
A night view of the Metropolitan Opera of New York
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This set of stairs takes us to a wonder world of the 15th century art at one of the Metropolitan Museums, the Cloisters. Most of
the art work, building, and land were donated by the Rockefeller Family Foundation
The main courtyard at the Cloisters that is waiting to bloom
The Cloisters tower
The walkway next to the main courtyard features stones from the 15th century
This archway displays some magnificent stone work from the 15th century
Ms. Lee stands under a short doorway
This sculpture reminded Ms. Lee of our "Ave verum corpus" performance
This tapestry has music instruments and musicians in every window
This is a very famous early oil painting that appears in college art textbooks
Unicorn was big back then too!
One of the three courtyards at the Cloisters
Ms. Lee takes a break from all the glorious treasures
This art work was carved on rosewood with the size of a nickle!
Several books like this one has real gold characters on the pages
Details of another courtyard column
Ms. Lee catches a little New York sunshine in the lower courtyard
A painting of a dragon from Spain
The sanctuary in the Cloisters
The main stairway at the Cloisters with its history on one side of the walls
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One of the many billboards in Time Square showing Musical Theater performances
A statue of George Cohan, one of the American composers, stands in Time Square
"Harry Potter", the musical, is in high demand
The three golden bears on the wall of the Carnegie Hall
Before the dress rehearsal, Philip Glass, the composer of "The Passion of Ramankrishna", came onto the stage to greet everyone
The dress rehearsal of "The Passion of Ramakrishna" in Carnegie Hall, New York City
Carl St. Claire, the conductor, gave a cheerful speech at the end of the dress rehearsal
The sitar rehearsal on the stage of Carnegie Hall
The dress rehearsal for the sitar concerto, composed by Ravi Shankar
The Box Circle inside of Carnegie Hall
House Right Balcony looking down onto the stage
Ms. Lee went to the very last row of seats in Carnegie Hall to check the sound. It was superb!
A view of the Carnegie Hall stage from the top Balcony area
The Green Room on the 6th Floor in Carnegie Hall
Ms. Lee plays on a concert grand Steinway in the Green Room, back stage of Carnegie Hall on the 6th floor
The sitar concerto, composed by Ravi Shankar and performed by his daughter, Anoushka Shankar
Getting ready for "The Passion of Ramakrishna" performance
Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale perform "The Passion of Ramakrishna", composed by Philip Glass, in the Carnegie Hall
Here are the
concert reviews from "The New York Times" and "The Orange County Register"
The composer and conductor chatted right after they got off the stage after the performance
Ms. Lee and the soloist, Betty Lee, in the after concert reception
Ravi Shankar performed in Carnegie Hall on April 20, 1986
Peter Tchaikovsky was one of the very famous composers who had conducted in the Carnegie Hall in 1892
One of Ms. Lee's idol, Sergei Rachmaninoff, had performed in Carnegie Hall
Richard Strauss had presented his musical ideas here in the Carnegie Hall, such as the movie music for "The Odyssey of 2001"
Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, had performed in Carnegie Hall several times
Cellist, Yo-yo Ma, performed in Carnegie Hall many times, starting when he was just nine-years-old
Our composer, Philip Glass, performed in Carnegie Hall many times
A concert for Freedom by the SNCC Freedom Singers in 1964
More concerts paying tributes to worthy causes held concerts in Carnegie Hall
The Carnegie Hall in the night lights
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The High Line Park, changing rail way into a park, in New York City by the Hudson River in Manhattan
Art work on the High Line Park
A sculpture in the High Line Park
One more art work at the High Land Park
A mural in the High Line Park
The rail way is turning into artistic backgraound
Part of the rail way is still under construction
Part of the rail way has plants all over
An interesting and space-saving parking lot in New York
Lots of tall buildings being built in New York
Ms. Lee's hotel hallway at Park Hyatt, New York
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The following photos were taken at the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Conference in
Pasadena, California, between March 14, 2018, and March 17, 2018
Eleven IUSD students, from 6th through 10th grades, had auditioned and were selected to joined the ACDA Honor Chorus.
They spent almost four days together with 400 other students from Western United States to rehearse and perform.
The living room area inside of each room in Residence Inn, Pasadena, California
Yes, the sofa turns into a bed
Everyone was registered for the event and ready for the first dinner
A bunch of great singers ready for some actions
The first dinner at Rubio's
The first rehearsal on Wednesday, 3/14/18
Middle School men section turned out to be the smallest but very powerful section in all three choruses
Walk does a body good and gets the singers ready for a rehearsal
We have three students in this Middle School Honor Chorus singing three different parts
Morning rehearsals are tough for some teenagers
Before singing, Dr. Tam invted a famous Er Hu player to speak to the high school students about that instrument
The High School Tenor section was extremely important in the song selections
Sing out and remember the body movements
Different choruses under different conductors learning different songs
After a long day of rehearsals, our singers are going to dinner on day two, 3/15/18
Take a little break during rehearsal
Making new friends
Back to singing again
Having lunch together at Umami Burgers on Friday, 3/16/18
By playing a non-verbal game during the Youth Treble Honor Chorus rehearsal, they found out that our one and only 6th grader was
the youngest singer in this ACDA Conference in Pasadena, California
Checking phone messages during a break
The Youth Treble Honor Chorus went to perform for the Middle School Honor Chorus during the final rehearsal
The Middle School and Youth Treble Honor Choruses conductors, Vincent Oakes and Jessica Nápoles
The choral risers for the ACDA Honor Choruses Concert on the stage and set for the "America's Got Talent" show in Pasadena, California
"X" marks the spot for the conductors in the ACDA Conference Honors Concert
Between the audience and the ACDA Honor Choruses on the stage is this AGT judges' table
THe Golden Buzzer for the AGT show
ACDA Middle School Honor Chorus during ACDA Conference Honors Concert in Pasadena, California
ACDA Youth Treble Honor Chorus during ACDA Conference Honors Concert in Pasadena, California
ACDA High School Honor Chorus during ACDA Conference Honors Concert in Pasadena, California
Before saying good-bye to Pasadena, Dr. Tam, the High School Honor Chorus conductor, and Ms. Lee took a selfie together
They went to the same high school
in Taiwan long time ago
The following photos were taken at the whitewater rafting event on the Snake River,
near Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming on August 15, 2017
The following photos were taken at the California Choral Directors Association Conference in July, 2017
Dr. Jerry Blackstone, Vocal Music Chairman at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, was the head-liner for the conference, at Oakhurst, California
The recently retired Pacific Chorale conductor, John Alexander, was the Howard Swan Award receipient at the CCDA Conference
All the male vocal teachers lined up to do exercises for male singers' vocal support
Vocal teachers worked as students with Dr. Blackstone at the end of the Conducting Master Class
A male vocal teacher learning supportive singing with Dr. Jacque Wilson Scharlach, under "Finding the Bel Canto in Your Choral Voice"
Ms. Lee sat next to Dr. Blackstone at the Luau dinner
Ms. Lee joined Dr. Rob Isted, the new Pacific Chorale conductor, in the "Lobster Festival"
This annual vocal music conference is one way to keep all vocal music teachers engaged and supported!
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The following photos were taken a very long time ago
Ms. Lee was playing the french horn in this photo.
Ms. Lee was on her way to perform in the Philippines with the Chinese Children's Orchestra
The following photos were taken during Summer 2017
in Niagara Falls, Canada
Look at that waterfall!
Are you on that little boat?
That bird escaped the powerful water fall!
Look at that peaceful rainbow!
How much power do you get from this water fall?
Ms. Lee posted with Nicolai Tesla. He wanted to use the Niagara Falls power to generate electricity.
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