SUK & R. STRAUSS presented by NYCP
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm
W83 Concert Hall
150 W 83rd Street, New York, NY
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 5:00 pm
Leonia United Methodist Church
(396 Broad Ave., Leonia, NJ)
Tickets: Free Admission (with online RSVP)
NEW YORK CLASSICAL PLAYERS
DONGMIN KIM, conductor
INN-HYUCK CHO, clarinet
WILLIAM SHORT, bassoon
SUJIN LEE, cello
M. Bruch / Kol Nidrei Op. 47
R. Strauss / Duet-Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon TrV 293
J. Suk / Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op. 6
Two principal players from the Met Opera Orchestra perform Strauss’s unmatched duo concerto. William Short, Principal Bassoon and Inn-Hyuck Cho, Principal Clarinet step out from the pit for this one-night only performance, paired with a spirited serenade by Czech composer Josef Suk and Bruch’s meditative Kol Nidrei.
New York Classical Players (NYCP) is an ensemble dedicated to the highest standards of artistry, collaboration, and virtuosity. Inspired by the belief that access to musical excellence is an essential human right, NYCP presents all concerts free of charge. NYCP is the region’s only professional orchestra sharing exclusively free performances. Comprised of creative and virtuosic young musicians, NYCP’s adventurous programming shares familiar masterpieces, bold new commissions, and unexpected musical treasures. Each season, thousands of NYCP concertgoers experience both the dynamic power of the orchestral repertoire and the versatile intimacy of chamber performance. NYCP is proud to collaborate with some of the world’s most renowned musicians, including Kim Kashkashian, Cho-Liang Lin, Stefan Jackiw, Sumi Jo, Alex Kerr, Donald Weilerstein, and Chee-Yun, and is under the baton of Music Director and Founder Dongmin Kim.
Conductor Dongmin Kim, founder and music director, is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and versatile conductors of his generation. Highlights of past seasons include his Mr. Kim conducted the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and at the Seoul Arts Center where he conducted The Magic Flute. He was also at the podium with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony, among others. Dongmin was awarded the Herbert von Karajan Fellowship and served a residency with the Wien Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival and has studied and worked under the mentorship of Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, and Mstislav Rostropovich. A native of Seoul, Dongmin has dual-studies in both orchestral conducting and viola at Jacobs School of Music Indiana University.
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