October 15, 2014

Carbondale native, concertmaster Kim to perform

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a sought-after violin soloist, joins two Southern Illinois University Carbondale ensembles for two days of performances. 

Kim joins the Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society in a quartet for piano and strings at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, at the First United Methodist Church of Carbondale. Kim will meet with patrons and students after the concert and during the day on Monday. 

On Monday, Oct. 20, he joins the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra for the start of its symphony series for the academic year. That concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium. Before the concert, ticket-holders are invited to a pre-concert dinner in the Faner Hall Breezeway, beginning at 6 p.m. 

The concert begins with Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture”, and Bohuslav Martinu’s “Second Symphony.” Kim will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” with the symphony. 

Kim was born in Carbondale in 1963. He began violin at age three. When he just eight years old, he began studying with Dorothy DeLay, a mentor of many performers who went on to classical music fame and successful careers. Kim later graduated from The Juilliard School. He performs as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra every season, and he tours extensively, appearing with orchestras and as a visiting professor in the United States, Europe and Asia. 

The Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra is SIU faculty and students and community members, and is SIU’s premier orchestra. 

Tickets for the chamber music performance on Sunday are $15 for the public, $5 for non-SIU students, and free for SIU students who have a valid student identification card. Tickets will be available at the door before the concert. 

Tickets for the symphony are $20 for the public and $8 for students. SIU students are free with a valid SIU ID, which they must present at the box office the night of the show. Tickets are available by phone at 453-6000, online from the SIU Ticket Office, or at the box office beginning an hour before the concert.