David Kim to perform at Richardson Auditorium
David Kim, the Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster and one of the top violinists in the country, will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto as part of a winter concert at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, on Sunday, Jan. 24.
Mr. Kim will play with the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey’s Symphonic Orchestra. The 7 p.m. concert is open to the public.
The Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by John Enz, will also perform The Moldau by Bedrich Smetana.
The concert will also feature a Saxophone Choir, a rare group for a youth orchestra. The Sax Choir will perform Handel in the Strand by Percy Grainger and Overture to Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, among other pieces. It is conducted by Dr. Jordan Smith.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online at YOCJ.org, and they will be sold at the box office prior to the concert.
At 3 p.m., YOCJ’s Wind Symphony, String Preparatory Orchestra and Pro Arte Orchestra will perform. All tickets can be used for both concerts.
Each concert will be about 90 minutes long. Richardson Auditorium, in Alexander Hall, is located at 68 Nassau Street, Princeton.
The selections to be performed at the 3 p.m. concert include:
Wind Symphony, conducted by Brian Woodward
• All in A Garden Green by Pierre La Plante
• Rolling Thunder by Henry Fillmore
String Preparatory Orchestra, conducted by Phillip Pugh
• Don Quixote Suite by Telemann
• Sinfonia by Franz Benda
• What Dreams May Come by Erik Morales
Pro Arte Orchestra, conducted by Phillip Pugh
• Holberg Suite by Grieg
Pro Arte Orchestra and Wind Symphony, conducted by Phillip Pugh
• Symphony No.38 “Prague” by W. A. Mozart
• Finlandia by Sibelius
YOCJ has performed since 1978. Two years ago, the orchestra toured Europe and played at the Esterházy Palace in Austria, where Joseph Haydn spent much of his career. YOCJ is planning a 2017 tour in Germany.
YOCJ is composed of about 200 student players who seek to improve and play at a higher level. Players must be privately taught, and must continue to work with their school orchestras. Players can join through audition. The next audition is January 26.
Mr. Kim was named concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School.
Highlights of Mr. Kim’s 2015-16 season include teaching/performance residencies at Oberlin College, Bob Jones University, and the Boston Conservatory; performances of the Brahms Double Concerto with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni and the Orchestra under the baton of Donald Runnicles; and the launching of the first annual David Kim Orchestral Institute of Cairn University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Kim appears as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra each season as well as with numerous orchestras around the world.
Mr. Kim’s instruments are a J.B. Guadagnini from Milan, ca. 1757, on loan from The Philadelphia Orchestra, and a Michael Angelo Bergonzi from Cremona, ca. 1754.