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February 10, 2018, 8 pm
February 11, 2018, 3 pm

Francisco Noya, Music Director

Debussy - Mother Goose Suite
Britten - Concerto for Violin and Viola

Arianna Kim, violin
Danny Kim, viola

Ravel - L’apres midi d’un Faun
Stravinsky - Firebird

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The Wisdom of Youth features music “of, by and for” youth - the future of our world! Debussy and Stravinsky and Britten all wrote these compositions in their youth while Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” was written for the children of a friend.
Featured in the Britten are two young professional musicians – a brother/sister team– Ariana Kim – having been noted as having “played with soulful flair” and her brother, violist Danny Kim, characterized as “one of Boston’s Brightest (and youngest)” and a new member of the BSO viola section.

Ariana Kim

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Noted by The New York Times for giving "the proceedings an invaluable central thread of integrity and stylishness" and having "played with soulful flair," violinist Ariana Kim made her New York recital debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall in 2008 and is now in her fourth year as a professor at Cornell University.  At 16, Ariana made her debut with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and at 24 was appointed acting concertmaster of the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans and has since become one of the most respected artists of her generation.

An avid chamber musician of both the contemporary and traditional literature, Ariana served 10 seasons as a member of the New Yorker-acclaimed New York new music ensemble, Ne(x)tworks, which made their international debut at the John Cage Festival in Berlin performing Cage’s “Song Books” to a packed house alongside the Maulwerker Company in March 2013.  In February of 2016, Ariana was honored to join the Aizuri String Quartet which recently completed a residency at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and the Caramoor Festival.  Her debut season with the group includes performances at Toronto's Royal Conservatory and the Kennedy Center, as well as residencies at the University of North Carolina and Cornell University. 



Danny Kim

Violist Danny Kim joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2016-17 season. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, he earned his master of music degree in viola performance from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Samuel Rhodes. Having begun his musical studies at a young age on the violin with his mother, Ellen Kim, he transitioned to the viola in high school under Sabina Thatcher. Mr. Kim completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied with Sally Chisholm, receiving a B.A. in viola performance and a certificate in East Asian Studies. An alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, where he won the Maurice Schwartz Prize, he has participated in such festivals as the Pacific Music Festival, Lucerne, Aspen, and Marlboro; he toured with Marlboro in 2016 and will do so again in 2018. As a teacher, he was in residence with El Sistema in Caracas and the Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute in Ely, Minnesota. Mr. Kim has performed with such distinguished ensembles and artists as the Metropolis Ensemble in collaboration with Questlove and The Roots, and the New York Classical Players. He appeared on Sesame Street with conductor Alan Gilbert and participates in the BSO's Concerts for Very Young People at Boston Children's Museum. As a chamber musician, he has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Pro Arte Quartet, and collaborated with artists including Joseph Silverstein, Peter Wiley, Marcy Rosen, Richard O'Neill, Charles Neidich, Anthony McGill, and Nathan Hughes, among others. Mr. Kim toured South Korea in 2014 with his string quartet, Quartet Senza Misura, and violist Richard O'Neill, and was also a tenured member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra.


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