A happy homecoming for the USC Symphony Orchestra
Posted 9/18/2012 9:05:00 PM
is well known for having produced amazing talent in the arts, from Kristin Davis of “Sex And The City” fame to ballet powerhouse Stacey Calvert, the city covers a wide range. On Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., one of the Capitol City’s
prodigal children will be coming home to perform with the USC Symphony Orchestra
, a resident of Columbia from the age of 8 through middle school, is currently serving as concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He will kick off USC’s music season by performing Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26. The orchestra will also perform the Symphony will also perform the Symphony No. 4 in E minor by Johnnes Brahms.
This is a heartfelt homecoming for Kim, who in 1986 was the only American violinist to win an award at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. He spent a decade traveling the world as a soloist before joining the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999, and he continues to perform as an international soloist.
The piece the Kim will perform is perfect for a homecoming concert. “The concerto is exciting, compact and accessible,” Kim says. “It’s tuneful, soulful and flashy.”
The concert will take place at Columbia’s Koger Center for the Arts
at Assembly and Greene streets. Individual tickets are $25; $20 for senior citizens and USC faculty; $8 for students. For more information on seeing this special musical treat please the symphony web page