With 120 talented musicians, age 14 to 21, the orchestra will open the program with Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal followed by Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and will conclude with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
Scaglione, celebrating his 20th year with PYO this season, is honored to have Mr. Kim as a special guest for this performance. He said, “Mr. Kim has been such an enthusiastic supporter of our students and to have him perform with him is an experience that will become a lifelong memory. Mr. Kim is not only one of the most accomplished violinists in the country, he is a an impassioned teacher who enjoys teaching and inspiring young musicians.”
Mr. Kim appears as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra each season, as well as with numerous orchestras around the world. He also appears internationally at such festivals as Grand Teton, Brevard, MasterWorks (US), and Pacific (Japan). Highlights of Mr. Kim’s 2015-16 season include teaching/performance residencies at Oberlin College, Bob Jones University, and the Boston Conservatory; continued appearances as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra on PBS stations across the United States and online at the Kahn Academy; recitals, speaking engagements, and appearances with orchestras across the United States; 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 Philadelphia.
Tickets for the PYO Concert are only $15-25 and can be purchased through Ticket Philadelphia by calling 215.893.1999.
About the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra:
Now in its 77th year, training tomorrow’s leaders, the renowned Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization, led by President and Music Director, Maestro Louis Scaglione, is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected community music education and youth orchestra performance programs, providing talented young musicians from across the tri-state area with exceptional musical training.