David Kim to Host Masterclass; Mark Reformation Anniversary at BJU

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Violinist David Kim. Image copyright Ryan Donnell.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 16, 2017) — Violinist David Kim will return to Bob Jones University October 18-20 for a teaching residency in the Division of Music. In addition to coaching students in the school’s orchestral program and teaching private lessons, Kim will hold a masterclass and perform an all-Bach concert marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with the University Chamber Orchestra and Chorale.

Kim is the concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, a position he has held since 1999.

“We’ve been able to collaborate with Mr. Kim for four years now,” said Dr. Michael Moore, conductor of the BJU Symphony Orchestra. “We’re particularly excited to do an all-Bach concert with him this year.”

The concert will open with a performance of Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 under Kim’s leadership after which he will step into the role of soloist for the Violin Concerto in E Major. The evening will conclude with the Reformation Cantata No. 80 “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” under the direction of Moore, with Kim in the concertmaster chair again.

The masterclass will be held Wednesday, October 18, from 4:30-6 p.m. and the Reformation Concert will be held Friday, October 20, at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. They will be held in War Memorial Chapel on the BJU campus.

Photo credit: Ryan Donnell