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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 AndersonRapid City Stevens
Jueun NamSioux Falls Roosevelt
Jamie St. Clair-LindeRapid City Central
Calvin MoehlmanRapid City Central
Annika GraberSioux Falls Lincoln
Elizabeth NeslandRapid City Stevens
Benjamin WentzelSioux Falls Lincoln
 

 
2nd Violin
Isabelle BogueSioux Falls Lincoln
Will RaymondSt. Thomas More
Carmen RichardsonRapid City Central
Radiana SimeonovaSioux Falls Lincoln
Faith StevensRapid City Central
Youngeun YangRapid City Stevens
 

 
Viola
Brigit BloteSt. Thomas More
Abbey FalconerSioux Falls Lincoln
Taylor St. Clair-LindeRapid City Central
Maycee WieczorekRapid City Stevens
 

 
Cello
Alec DoyleRapid City Central
Maximus GurathSioux Falls Washington
Ethan JensenSioux Falls Washington
Reagan LarsonRapid City Stevens
 

 
Bass
Nic BensonRapid City Central
Ellie StoneRapid 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