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J. LAITEN WEED HIGH SCHOOL HONORS ORCHESTRA

TELEGRAPH QUARTET
November 19, 2017
IRRERA BROTHERS DUO
November 19, 2017

February 24, 2018 7:30 P.M

 

CONCERT INFORMATION


Jungho Kim

Jungho Kim, Conductor

Dr. Jungho Kim is the renowned Conductor selected by the South Dakota String Teachers Association to conduct South Dakota's top 22 string students in their J. Laiten Weed Honors Orchestra Concert.

Dr. Kim was made the director/conductor of the Augustana University Orchestra, Sioux Falls, in 2015. This award winning musician earned two Master Degrees, Violin Performance and Orchestral Conducting, from the University of Cincinnati. He recently studied with Maestro Neil Varon at the Eastman School of Music, where he earned his Doctorate Degree in Orchestral Conducting.

Dr. Kim comes from a family of generations of professors and teachers. He is known as a passionate scholar and musician. As a child he would listen to his father discussing the great philosophers with students. He recalls that the students did most of the talking, his father guiding the discussions. Kim took this method as his own, stressing that teachers must truly care about the development of their students, and guide them in their search for knowledge, not just give them facts. He believes the ultimate goal and purpose of a good conductor is to guide and lead the musicians to “being the music”.


Honors Orchestra

The HONORS ORCHESTRA is made up of the top 22 students from South Dakota All State Orchestra.


ABOUT THE CONCERT

J. Laiten Weed (1917-1989) was one of the first professional string teachers in South Dakota. He was the Director of the Yankton College Conservatory of Music and a Charter Member of the South Dakota String Teachers Association. Dr. Weed believed in promoting and rewarding top string players. His vision was realized when, in 1986-'87 the state-wide, J.Laiten Weed Honors Orchestra became a reality..

Each year, this youth orchestra consists of 22 string students who achieved top scores in the South Dakota All-State Orchestra auditions. These students receive their music in December and begin preparing for the concert. Upon arriving in Rapid City two days before the event, they audition for solo assignments and placement in the orchestra. The two days are then filled with intense rehearsals.

The conductor for each year's concert is selected by the South Dakota String Teachers Association from South Dakota and around the country. This year's conductor is Dr. Jungho Kim. (See Above)

These top string students are an inspiration. Their music is always exceptional.

A reception will follow this concert.

 
 

2018 HONORS ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL

 
1st Violin
Ingrid Anderson Rapid City Stevens
Jueun Nam Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Jamie St. Clair-Linde Rapid City Central
Calvin Moehlman Rapid City Central
Annika Graber Sioux Falls Lincoln
Elizabeth Nesland Rapid City Stevens
Benjamin Wentzel Sioux Falls Lincoln
 

 
2nd Violin
Isabelle Bogue Sioux Falls Lincoln
Will Raymond St. Thomas More
Carmen Richardson Rapid City Central
Radiana Simeonova Sioux Falls Lincoln
Faith Stevens Rapid City Central
Youngeun Yang Rapid City Stevens
 

 
Viola
Brigit Blote St. Thomas More
Abbey Falconer Sioux Falls Lincoln
Taylor St. Clair-Linde Rapid City Central
Maycee Wieczorek Rapid City Stevens
 

 
Cello
Alec Doyle Rapid City Central
Maximus Gurath Sioux Falls Washington
Ethan Jensen Sioux Falls Washington
Reagan Larson Rapid City Stevens
 

 
Bass
Nic Benson Rapid City Central
Ellie Stone Rapid City Stevens
 

2018 HONORS ORCHESTRA TEACHERS

School Music Teachers

  • Karla Chiarello

  • Mario Chiarello

  • William Evans

  • Bruce Knowles

  • Kate Mathews

  • Curtis Peacock

Private Teachers

  • Elizabeth Benusis

  • Doosook Kim

  • Bruce Knowles

  • Carol Knowles

  • Elizabeth Knowles

  • Meghan Knowles

  • Yi Chun Lin

  • Karren Melik-Stepanov

  • Curtis Peacock

  • Maria Peters

  • Martha Robinson

  • Sharon Rodgers

  • Anthony Ross

  • Charlie Savot

  • Ray Sidoti

  • Sue Sidoti

  • Amanda Swartz


 

Concert Repertoire

Dr. Jungho Kim, conducting

 

Holberg Suite (Edvard Grieg 1834-1907)
Praeludium (Allegro vivace)
Sarabande (Andante)
Gavotte (Allegretto)
Air (Andante religioso)
Rigaudon (Allegro con brio)
Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 (Edward Elgar 1857-1934)
Libertango (Astir Piazzola arr. Diego Marani 1921-1992)

 

CONCERT LOCATION

First Congregational Church

  • 1200 Clark Street, Rapid City, SD
 
 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION


Admission

Adults - $20.00
Seniors (62+) - $18.00
Students - $5.00
Child (Grade 8 & Under) - $2.00
For More Information, Call: 605-341-6425

2017-2018 Season Tickets

Season Tickets Available at This Concert:
Adult - $70.00
Senior - $65.00