Eric attended a spring 2013 solo performance by Mr. Kim at the Hilltown Baptist Church in Chalfont. After the performance, waiting in line for an autograph, Eric was struck by how friendly he seemed, and asked Mr. Kim if he would consider performing with YOBC. They exchanged e-mails and soon YOBC executive director, Colleen Sweetsir, received a message from Mr. Kim proposing the special guest appearance and working out the details.
Mr. Kim appears as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra each season as well as with numerous orchestras around the world. He also devotes a portion of his schedule each year to bringing classical music to young people in the Philadelphia area. Mr. Kim will join the YOBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 3. YOBC students, many of whom saw Mr. Kim perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra in December, have been working hard all year preparing for the concert. For more information contact Diana Nolan, 215-945-5105. Also visit www.yobc.org.
PHOTO CAP: Eric Cyphers