All concerts start at 2:00 PM and are a family-friendly 1 hour in length.
The November Program: Beethoven:
Overture Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto #5 Soloist: David Park Haydn:
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.
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.
Brahms: Tragic Overture Weber: Clarinet ConcertoSoloist: 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.
These concerts are made possible, in part,
by private donations from our supporters. If you are
interested in sponsorship or donation opportunities, please see our Support page.