Symphony by the Sea: Double Your Pleasure with soloists Yoo Jin Jang and Jonah Ellsworth$35.00 Buy Tickets
Symphony by the Sea is an all-professional chamber orchestra, under the direction of Donald Palma, performing classical symphonic music ranging from Baroque to contemporary for audiences North of Boston. The orchestra was founded when Royston Nash, conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony and former Music Director of London’s D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, assembled a group of local and Boston area musicians and began weekly rehearsals at Marblehead’s Old Town Hall. After playing informally together for several months, the orchestra made its public debut at the Peabody Essex Museum in June 1981.
Yoo Jin Jang, violin
Yoo Jin Jang is a powerful young violinist who has been praised for her “fiery virtuosity” and sensitive interpretation. She has been performing with top Korean orchestras such as the KBS Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra since the age of 9. An active international soloist, Yoo Jin has appeared with Ivan Fischer’s Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Bulgaria National Radio Symphony Orchestra under Emil Tabakov, the Sofia Philharmonia Orchestra under Ljubka Biagioni, the Erato Ensemble with Sholomo Mintz, the Exremadura Orchestra led by Jesus Amigo, and the Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo. Yoo Jin’s past seasons included the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert in Chicago, the Munetsugu Competition Gala Concerts in Tokyo and Nagoya, a recital at Jordan Hall in Boston, and an appearance with the Nagoya Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra. Her past season featured her with the Caramoor Rising Stars, Ravinia Steans Institute on Tour, a recital at the infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, another recital in Jordon Hall in Boston, soloist with the NEC Philharmonia with conductor Josh Weilerstein, and her first CD release titled “Korean Young Musicians” under KBS (Korean Broadcast System) label, Aulos media & KBS Classic FM.
Jonah Ellsworth, violincello
Critics have certainly taken notice of cellist Jonah Ellsworth after solo performances with the Boston Symphony, Akron Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, and New Bedford Symphony, among others. Ellsworth has been referred to as “a kind of unrepentant Tannhauser” and “a player to watch,” by The Boston Globe and Clevelandclassical.com. The Boston Musical Intelligencer wrote that he is “fearless [with a] complete range of expressive richness.” Both of these quotes were earned after performances of the Saint-Seans Cello Concerto with the Boston Philharmonic, the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Akron Symphony and his performance of Strauss’ Don Quixote and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
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