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University Orchestra Performs with David Kim

November 17, 2014

On November 23 the Drexel University Orchestra will play a concert with violin virtuoso David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The free and open-to-the-public performance will begin at 7:30pm in Main Auditorium (3141 Chestnut Street). The first half of the concert will feature Drexel University Orchestra students in performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, a five movement piece rooted in Spanish folk melodies. In the second half of the concert, Kim will join students onstage for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. A concluding reception at 9:00pm will provide the opportunity for conversation with Kim.

The Drexel full symphony Orchestra is comprised of students from virtually all Drexel Schools and Colleges, representing programs that range from Engineering to Nursing, Design & Merchandising, Physics and Graphic Design. Performing on stage with renowned musician David Kim will be a rare and special experience for our student-musicians.

Last month Kim led a Master Class with eight Drexel students selected by Drexel orchestra director Rosalind Erwin. The students performed a piece of their own choosing and received one-on-one feedback from Kim, who afterward joined the entire orchestra for a rehearsal in preparation for the upcoming concert.

Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim started playing violin at the age of three, began studies with renowned teacher Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later attended The Juilliard School. He appears as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra each season as well as with numerous orchestras around the world. He also appears internationally at festivals such as Brevard, MasterWorks (USA) and Pacific (Japan). Highlights of Kim’s 2014-15 season include a return as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra in New York City and on PBS stations across the USA, a residency at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a return to L'Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne in France, and recitals and appearances with orchestras across the United States.

For more information please contact the Performing Arts Department at 215-895-2451 or at