Orchestra Concert Featuring 2017 Concerto-Aria Winners
Date: April 9, 2017
Times: 3 p.m.
Location: Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Ave. in downtown Sioux Falls
Ticket Info: Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID.Tickets at washingtonpavilion.org
The Augustana Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jungho Kim, will present the annual Concerto-Aria Concert, featuring the 2017 Concerto-Aria winners, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, at the Washington Pavilion, located downtown at 301 S. Main Ave.
Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. Tickets are available at washingtonpavilion.org.
The concert will feature the 80-piece orchestra performing two of Anton Dvorak’s "Slavonic Dances," along with Ottorino Respighi’s "Pines of Rome."
In addition, the Orchestra will accompany four AU students who have won the opportunity to perform a solo work with the ensemble through the Concerto-Aria competition held earlier this year.
2017 Concerto-Aria Winners
Josh Jaton, piano
Jaton is a junior majoring in physics, music and classics. He is from Sioux Falls and studies with Dr. Rick Andrews.
He will perform the first movement from "Piano Concerto in Db major, op. 38" by Aram Khachaturian.
Joscelyn Schipper, soprano
Schipper is a sophomore majoring in psychology and music. She is from LeMars, Iowa, and studies with Judith Schreck.
She will perform "Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from "The Marriage of Figaro."
Matt Watt, trombone
Watt is a junior majoring in computer science. He is from Yankton, South Dakota, and studies with Vance Shoemaker.
He will perform "Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra" by Gordon Jacob.
Jonah Kistenmacher, baritone
Kistenmacher is a sophomore majoring in music education. He is from Holstein, Iowa, and studies with Dr. Russell Svenningsen.
He will perform "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from "The Magic Flute."
About the Orchestra Conductor
Dr. Jungho Kim's professional career started out as a violinist in the Kyung-Ghi philharmonic orchestra in Seoul, Korea. It was in 2001 when he came to the U.S. to further his studies in violin performance and conducting. After completing two Master’s degrees at the University of Cincinnati in 2005 — one in violin performance and another in orchestral conducting — he earned the attention of Xian Zhang, former associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic and current music director of the La Verdi Orchestra in Milan, Italy. Zhang recruited Kim to serve as the associate conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, a 90-year-old organization carrying out a major role in the cultural enrichment in Northwestern Iowa.
While gaining precious experience in the professional world which included collaborations with world-famous artists such as Phil Smith (former principal trumpet, New York Philharmonic, Artunian’s Concerto) and Huang Ruo (composer and faculty member at SUNY Purchase), engagements with other organizations were also a large part of his work. Kim has conducted the Northwestern Iowa Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, South Dakota All-State Orchestra, and the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada (Pinchas Zukerman, Music Director). He has also led workshops, master classes and guest conducting engagements.
Kim studied with Maestro Neil Varon at the Eastman School of Music and has had opportunities to study and work with other conductors including Kenneth Kiesler, Kurt Mazur, and Mark Gibson in the past. He completed his D.M.A., in Orchestral Conducting at the Eastman School of Music in May of 2015.
He is married to violinist Eunho Kim and has two sons.