South Dakota Symphony to feature Concertmaster Kim

South Dakota Symphony to feature Concertmaster Kim
The South Dakota Symphony will feature SDSO Concertmaster Doosook Kim on Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Washington Pavilion. This is the third concert presented in the Classical Series for the Symphony's 2006-07 concert season.

"It's my great honor to be a guest artist as a member of the South Dakota Symphony," said Ms. Kim. "I'm very grateful to not only stand on stage and perform in front of my colleagues, but to also get to play one of the greatest concerti ever written."

Alban Berg's Violin Concerto is the piece to which Ms. Kim refers. "The Berg Violin Concerto is one of Berg's most performed and well-known pieces," said Becky Tobin, operations & touring manager for the South Dakota Symphony. "Our very own concertmaster, Doosook Kim, will grace the stage in her sure-to-be stunning performance of this work."

Ms. Kim began her post as concertmaster with the South Dakota Symphony in 1995 and has been performing as first violinist with the Symphony's Dakota String Quartet since that time. A native of Korea, Ms. Kim studied music at Seoul National University before moving to the United States to attain her doctorate of musical arts in violin performance at Arizona State University.

Other concert highlights: The full orchestra will complete the program with a performance of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 – one of Tchaikovsky's most performed compositions today. In addition, concert-goers will hear a piece by the 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner, Yehudi Wyner. His piece, titled Epilogue, was commissioned by the Yale School of Music in 1996.

For an in-depth lecture about the concert repertoire, all concert-goers are welcome to attend Concert Insights at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall.

This concert is proudly sponsored by Avera Health.

For tickets, call the Symphony office at 605-335-7933 or toll free at 866-681-7376 or get them online at

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