Release Date: March 26, 2008
Classical concert features internationally and nationally renowned musicians
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Department of Music at Kennesaw State University presents a concert by the KSU String Trio and Friends. The concert will take place on March 31 at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The group is composed of Assistant Professor Helen Kim, violin; Sou-Chun Su, violin; artist-in-residence Cathy Lynn, viola; artist-in-residence Charae Kruger, cello; and artist-in-residence Ted Gurch, clarinet.
The concert’s program includes two pieces: Serenade in C Major, Op. 10 for Violin, Viola, and Cello by Ernst von Dohynanyi and Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.V. 581 by Mozart.
Violinist Helen Kim has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops as well as with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. She earned her master’s degree from the Julliard School where she served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, with which she also appeared as a soloist. Kim is the recipient of more than 100 national and international awards and has appeared with many leading orchestras in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Poland, touring extensively throughout the United States and Canada. She is currently the assistant concertmaster for the Atlanta Opera Orchestra.
Violinist Sou-Chun Su, a native of Taiwan, was concertmaster for both the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra. While attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, Su served as concertmaster. He has also been a member of the Kosumast String Quartet and worked extensively with the members of the Juilliard, Guarnieri and Tokyo string quartets. He is currently the associate principal second violin of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which he joined as the orchestra’s youngest member in 1990.
Violist Cathy Lynn has performed with the Rosseels String Quartet and was a frequent guest violist with the Michigan Chamber Players. She served as principal viola of the Flint Symphony Orchestra in Michigan. Lynn was also a finalist in the 1999 William Primrose International Viola Competition and is now in her sixth season with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Chamber Players.
Cellist Charae Kruger was principal cellist for 10 years with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra in Boston and also performed with the Vermont Symphony, Nashua New Hampshire Symphony and the New England Chamber Orchestra. She was also a founding member of the Arden String Quartet. Krueger is currently the principal cellist of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and frequently performs with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Tennessee.
Clarinetist Ted Gurch also plays the saxophone and has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on both instruments. He served for three seasons as the principal clarinetist of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Gurch is a member of the contemporary music ensemble, Thamyris, and coaches the clarinet section of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. He is also currently the associate principal/E-flat clarinetist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1989.
The trio and friends concert is March 31 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Performance Center. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20,000 from 132 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
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.