Release Date: February 29, 2008
Kennesaw State presents an evening of classical violin and piano
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KENNESAW, Ga.— The Department of Music at Kennesaw State University presents a night of classical violin and piano performance with a recital by Assistant Professor of Music Helen Kim, violin, and Professor of Music David Watkins, piano. The concert is March 18 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The program features three sonatas from the repertoires of Jean Marie LeClair, Beethoven and Brahms. “We are playing a varied program, and are very much looking forward to presenting these pieces at KSU,” said Kim. “Sonata No. 3 in D Major by LeClair includes double stops, double trills and lively ornaments. The ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ of Beethoven is perhaps the most demanding and monumental work written for violin and piano. Brahms' Sonata No. 2 in A Major has a lyrical character and the piano and violin are almost conversational throughout the work; it’s a personal favorite of mine.”
Watkins says he is honored and excited to be performing with Kim. “We are indeed fortunate to have her on this , and the public will not want to miss her performance,” he said.
Kim earned her master’s degree from the Juilliard School and she is the recipient of more than 100 national and international awards. Kim has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops at Boston’s Symphony Hall, as well as with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. She is currently the assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra.
Watkins is an International Steinway Artist who studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He has performed solo recitals throughout the United States and has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Cobb Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Wind Symphony, DeKalb Symphony Orchestra.
The concert is March 18 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Performance Center. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call 770-423-6650.
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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.