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Music at St. John's
St. John's Presbyterian Church
San Francisco, CA
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Music at St. John's
Program

Beethoven
Sonata in G minor Op. 5 No. 2

Schumann
Fantasiestücke Op. 73

intermission

Shostakovich
Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 (1934)

Saint-Saëns
*Le Cygne (The Swan) from "Carnival of the Animals"

Jonah Kim, cello
Roy Bogas, piano

*special guest Tamara Mudarra, ballerina


"Think Lang Lang, think Yuja Wang. [Jonah Kim] is cut from the same cloth... Kim can do pretty much what he wants on a cello. He played with a lot of finesse and a lot of intensity... across a fair spectrum of styles. He flirted with the line, shaped it, wrapped it around his fingers, pulled it out in a new dimension, all with practiced ease. Kim showed that he has all the goods to excel and to entertain."
Anne Midgette, Washington Post

Jonah Kim made his solo debut with Wolfgang Sawallisch and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2003. The same year, he also appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra in DC where the Washington Post said, "he flirted with the line, shaped it, wrapped it around his fingers, pulled it out in a new dimension, all with practiced ease." Mr. Kim graduated from the Juilliard School then the prestigious Curtis Institute in spring of 2006 while only 17 years old, and has soloed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia, Symphony of the Americas, Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional and many others. Mr. Kim has performed recitals at the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), the Kravis Center (West Palm Beach), and the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.). His recordings and live performances air on national and local radio and TV programs such as NPR and PBS. This summer, Jonah performs at the Atlantic Music Festival at Colby College, Bari International Music Festival in Italy and the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio among others. He records for many pop artists and has performed live in concert with the Beach Boys, Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey, Cristian Castro, Vic Damone, Regis Philban, Kenny Rogers, and the Tran-Siberian Orchestra.

Pianist Roy Bogas received his training in New York and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 14, and at age 19 he became the accompanist to the famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin, playing over a hundred concerts with him throughout the Americas. He has also played with Joseph Szigeti and many other well-known artists. In 1962 he was a prizewinner at the second Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He has performed as soloist with virtually every orchestra in Northern California and with many other orchestras in this country and abroad. Mr. Bogas is Professor of Music at Holy Names University in Oakland, and is also Principal Solo Pianist for the San Francisco Ballet.

Tamara Mudarra is a Cuban ballerina trained at the National School of the Arts in Cuba. Since 2006, she has danced as soloist for Laura Alonso's company in Cuba and as principal for the National Ballet of Ecuador and the National Ballet of Panama. A prizewinner of the International Ballet Competition of Havana, her performances of the Nutcracker, Don Quixote and Sleeping Beauty have been met with critical acclaim.

Erected in 1866, St. John's Presbyterian is a beautiful church on the corner of Arguello and Lake. St. John's was used as a location in the 1993 movie, "So I Married an Axe Murderer" starring Mike Myers, Paul Madonna's "All Over Coffee" cartoon, the 1998 movie, "Little City" starring Jon Bon Jovi, and has an exterior "cameo" role in the 2007 movie, "Zodiac" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr.

Post-concert wine reception - "meet the artists" - free with concert ticket.

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Location

St. John's Presbyterian Church (View)
25 Lake Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Music > Classical
Music > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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