Philadelphia Orchestra violinist David Kim will appear in concert at 8 pm on Monday, March 29 at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church. Mr. Kim and friends will perform Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross for string quartet with narration. Joining Mr. Kim will be Philadelphia Orchestra colleagues Lisa-Beth Lambert, Rachel Ku and Richard Harlow. This Holy Week performance is the third of the free “Musical Mondays” concert series at the church.
Besides serving as the renowned orchestra’s concertmaster, Mr. Kim performs each season as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and numerous orchestras around the world. In one review, the New York Times said, “the concertmaster’s superb, delicate solos were gold on gold.” He was featured in the documentary, “Music From the Inside Out,” the first major film featuring a symphony orchestra since Disney’s “Fantasia.” In 1986, he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
His instrument is a J.B. Guadagnini from Milan, Italy, ca. 1757 on loan from the Philadelphia Orchestra.
The performance will be followed by a reception of refreshments, conversation and time with the artists. All are free, but donations are welcome.