Music Director

All concerts start at 2:00 PM and are a family-friendly 1 hour in length.

Fall 2014

The November Program:
Beethoven: Overture
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto #5   Soloist:  David Park            
    Haydn: Symphony #103

   Saturday, Nov. 15, Altadena Community Church,  943 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena
   Sunday, Nov. 16, First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo, Pasadena

DAVID H PARK, "a soloist with extraordinary artistic gifts", (Salt Lake Tribune), "that commands respect," (Le Journal Sud Ouest), started playing the violin at the age of five in Seoul, Korea. Park has studied with two of the most distinguished pedagogues, Josef Gingold and Dorothy Delay. He received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Indiana and Master of Music at the Juilliard School. At the age of 14, he was one of the youngest students of the legendary Jascha Heifetz.  

Park maintains a balance between his engagements as soloist with orchestras throughout the world and his recital and chamber music activities. Park has performed in many of the world's great concert halls including Carnegie Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Sejong Music Center in Seoul. Park has also performed on national television and radio broadcasts in the United States, France, Hong Kong and Korea on CBS 2 News and FOX 13 News, as well as Sirius XM Radio on Bach Sonatas and Partitas. In 2013, Strings Magazine featured Park in an exclusive interview.

Some of Park's highlights include his first return to Seoul, Korea, performing the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole with the Seoul Philharmonic. Park made his New York debut performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Carnegie Recital Hall. Also, making his debut in Aix-en-Provence Music Festival, he performed both solo and chamber music in collaboration with Augustin Dumay which was broadcasted nationally by France Musique, the premier classical radio station in France. In a highly anticipated Cultural Exchange Gala Concert, Park soloed with the Pyongyang State Orchestra of North Korea. He has presented rare series of concerts pairing Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu violins with critical acclaim. In 2014-2015, Park will perform Mendelssohn, which will be released on a DVD, Vieuxtemps, and Beethoven concertos in New York, California, and Virginia. Furthermore, Park will pay tribute to Mozart on his birthday by playing all Mozart program on Sirius XM Radio.      

In 2005, Park held a position of Distinguished Artist at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has served on the jury of the Irving M. Klein International Competition in San Francisco. Park is the Assistant Concertmaster of Utah Symphony and Adjunct Professor of Violin at the University of Utah. In 2013, he was named as the Concertmaster of Blue Ridge Music Festival in Virginia. Furthermore, Park was appointed as the first-ever musician to be the Cultural Ambassador for Mercedes Benz brand. In 2014, Park made his acting debut in the film The Strongest Man.

Spring 2015

    Mozart:  Don Giovanni Overture
    Arias by Mozart and Bellini    Soloist:  Sunjoo Yeo, Soprano
    Gounod: Ballet Music from Faust

   Saturday, March 21,  Altadena Senior Center,  560 E, Mariposa, Altadena
   Sunday, March 22, First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo, Pasadena

Sunjoo Yeo (soprano) received her Master’s Degree in Vocal Arts from University of Southern California. She has been a featured soloist in oratorio, cantata, and opera. Notable solo appearances include Messiah Sing-Along  and Stories from Korea conducted by Grant Gershon at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Clocks and Clouds conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen at Hollywood Bowl, Opera Everyone Loves conducted by Edwin Benachowski at McCallum theatre and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy conducted by Ivan Oak at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. She has performed with Ojai Festival, San Luis Obispo Festival and Mainly Mozart Festival. She received an award from Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival with Honorary Danny Glover in March 2000. In December 2007, she performed Messiah Sing- Along as a soloist conducted by Grant Gershon at Walt Disney Concert Hall. In 2008, she performed a world premiere, A Map of Los Angeles by David O as Heavenly Trio conducted by Grant Gershon at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Other recent solo appearances include Requiem by Faure with Jinju Civic Chorus in Jinju, South Korea, Messiah by Handel with New Choir in San Jose, Moorpark Summer Art Festival and Camarillo Art Festival with Moorpark Symphony Orchestra, and Japan tour concert with Roger Wagner Chorale. She performed as a soloist for Messiah by Handel with Los Angeles Master Chorale 2011-2012 season. She toured with the LA Philharmonic for the European premiere of Gospel According to the Other Mary by John Adams, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. She also made an appearance as a soloist in the LAMC 50th Anniversary Concert. She debuted as the youth director for Independent Opera Company in their production of Midsummer Night’s Dream in the summer of 2014 and is the director of youth choir Laudate. She is a current member of Los Angeles opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Spring 2015

   Brahms: Tragic Overture
   WeberClarinet Concerto  Soloist:  Jim Stanley

   Saturday, May 9,  Pasadena Christian Church,  789 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena
   Sunday, May 10, First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo, Pasadena

We hope you will be able to join us for this seasons series free concerts.

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