Artistry and Dance
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 7:30 PM
Hammer Theatre, San Jose
101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose
Free Admission/Donations Accepted
Suggested Donation $25 Per Adult
Dances from "Estancia" - Alberto Ginastera
Dances in the Canebrakes - Florence Price
Violin Concerto - Ludwig van Beethoven
Ariana Kim, violin
Noted by The New York Times for giving “the proceedings an invaluable central thread of integrity and stylishness,” violinist Ariana Kim made her New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall during her doctoral studies at Juilliard and is now a tenured professor at Cornell University. At 16, Ariana made her debut with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and at 24 was appointed acting concertmaster of the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans; she has since become one of the most respected artists of her generation.
As a violinist of the Aizuri Quartet she was awarded the 2017 Osaka International Competition Grand Prize, the 2018 M-Prize, and a 2019 GRAMMY® nomination for the album Blueprinting. During her tenure, the ensemble served as a Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and presented recitals at Suntory Hall Tokyo, the University of Toronto, the Caramoor Center, National Sawdust, Princeton University, and the Kennedy Center. Equally devoted to contemporary and long-established literature, Ariana held a 10-year position with the New York new music ensemble Ne(x)tworks and is currently in her 17th season with The Knights; their 2016 recording …the ground beneath our feet… on which Ariana is a featured soloist alongside Guillaume Pirard in Steve Reich’s Duet, was chosen as NPR’s “Songs We Love” for the year.
Recently having returned from a sabbatical year in South Korea, Ariana spent seven months studying the gayageum (an ancient zither-style instrument), performing throughout the country, and presenting master classes at Seoul National University. She was appointed co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and Paesaggi Musicali Toscani in Siena, Italy in 2019. Current season highlights include the premiere of a new double violin concerto by Laura Schwendinger with the Dubuque and Madison Symphonies, serving as the host for the live PBS broadcast of This Is Minnesota Orchestra, and a solo recital at The Clark Art Institute. Her upcoming solo album – exploring improvisation through the lens of Mozart and Beethoven sonatas alongside world folk music – is set for release in the fall of 2023.
Artwork for our flyers and programs is generously donated by Suhita Shirodkar
The sketches that Suhita Shirodkar created during our Frontiers concert are available for purchase here. Proceeds from the sales of the sketches created at the concert will benefit the Cambrian Symphony.
Our upcoming season is supported, in part, by SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara.
Cambrian wins Best of the Bay 2016-2017 for Best New Music Performance and Best Discovery
Our heartfelt thanks go to Tamami Honma, Luis Andrei Cobo, and the Awesome Foundation San Jose for their collaboration and support!