January 2, 2019

Violinist David Kim Headlines Youth Orchestra

Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim will perform Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor by Max Bruch with the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) on Sunday, January 20, at 2:30 p.m. in Kendall Hall at The College of New Jersey.

Kim’s performance is the featured event of the annual YOCJ winter concerts. The afternoon concert will also include YOCJ’s Saxophone Choir, which will perform Gran Partita, commissioned by YOCJ and written by noted composer David Noon. A later concert, at 7:30 p.m., will include the String Preparatory Orchestra, Pro Arte Orchestra, and Wind Symphony. All tickets are good for both concerts.

The YOCJ Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by John Enz, will accompany Kim at the 2:30 p.m. concert. Kim has been concertmaster at the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1999, and appears as a soloist each season. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City.

The Saxophone Choir, a rare group for any youth orchestra, is led by Jordan Smith.

YOCJ has performed since 1978. New student auditions are planned for Tuesday, January 29. See YOCJ.org for details. YOCJ is composed of about 230 student players who seek to improve and play at a higher level. Players must be privately taught, and must continue to work with their school orchestras and bands.

Tickets will be available starting on January 4 at tcnj.edu/boxoffice or the Kendall Hall box office on the day of the concert. Kendall Hall is located behind Park Drive on the TCNJ campus, 2000 Pennington Road in Ewing.

(The snow date for the earlier concert, featuring David Kim, will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South. The snow date for the later concert will be 3 p.m. Sunday, January 27, also at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.)