The DuPage Symphony Orchestra continues its 60th Anniversary Season with “DSO: By Request, a concert featuring two works specifically requested by the audience and the orchestra for the DSO's Diamond Anniversary Season. Music Director Barbara Schubert conducts the DuPage Symphony, honored by the Illinois Council of Orchestras as the 2013 Community Orchestra of the Year, in a performance at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue in Naperville, on Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 PM.
The DuPage Symphony’s third subscription concert of its 2013-2014 concert season showcases both an audience favorite and an orchestra pick. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s effervescent Overture to The Magic Flute, the audience-requested selection for the evening, opens the performance.
Celebrated violinist Hye-Jin Kim joins the DSO for the Violin Concerto in A minor of Antonin Dvorák, a rarely heard treasure by the nineteenth-century Czech master. Winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild Competition, Hye-Jin Kim is praised by The Strad for the “heart-stopping and unrivalled beauty” of her playing. Born in Seoul, Korea in 1985, Hye-Jin Kim began her violin studies at the age of 8. At 14, Ms. Kim entered The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and subsequently earned a Master of Music degree as a scholarship recipient at the New England Conservatory. Ms. Kim is currently on the faculty of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and plays a Gioffredo Cappa violin, crafted in Saluzzo, Italy in 1687.
The performance concludes with an orchestra favorite: Johannes Brahms’ masterfully crafted and emotionally compelling Symphony No. 3 in F Major – a work that boasts the great composer’s most affective harmonies, intricate rhythms, and subtle nuances of expression.
Tickets for the February 8 performance by the DuPage Symphony are $35 balcony/$30 main floor for adults, $31 balcony/$26 main floor for seniors (65+), and $17 balcony/$12 main floor for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the North Central College Box Office at 630.637.SHOW (7469) or online at www.dupagesymphony.org.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2013-2014, the DuPage Symphony is a 90-member ensemble of talented area musicians dedicated to the orchestra’s mission of “Surrounding Our Community With Music”. The DSO presents a season of five subscription programs and a family holiday concert at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville, a series of intimate chamber music concerts in Wheaton and Lombard, and outreach performances throughout DuPage County. For more information, call the DSO office at 630.778.1003 or visit the orchestra’s web site at www.dupagesymphony.org