Walla Walla Symphony to wrap up season with May 20 concert

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WALLA WALLA — The final concert of the 2013-2014 Walla Walla Symphony season will be 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Cordiner Hall, 46 S. Park St.

The concert will feature some of best pieces composed by three of the most renowned composers of the Romantic time period, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann.

The concert will begin with Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides Overture,” followed by Brahms’ “Symphony No. 3.”

The completion of this trio of romantic music will Schumann’s “Piano Concerto Op. 54 in A Minor” which will be performed by guest pianist David Hyun-Su Kim.

Hailed by Malcolm Bilson as a musician “who will doubtless make an important contribution to the musical life of this country,” Hyun-Su Kim holds degrees from Harvard, Cornell and Yale universities, as well as a doctorate from the New England Conservatory.

He has performed around the globe, with appearances in the U.S., Canada, Austria, Germany, the U.K., South Korea and Australia, and participated in such prestigious festivals as the Banff, Norfolk, ARIA and Eastman’s Young Artist’s International music festivals.

His concerts have been praised as “emotionally expansive” and “idiomatically perfect.”

Hyun-Su Kim joined the faculty of Whitman College in fall 2013 as a professor of music.

A free “Inside the Music” preconcert talk will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Reid Campus Center at Whitman College.

Tickets for the final event of the season can be purchased online at wwsymphony.org; by calling the Symphony office, 509-529-8020; at the Symphony office at 131/2 E. Main St., Suite 201; or at the door on the evening of the concert.

Adult tickets are $28/$23/$16; students with ID are $16/$12/$8; and all youths 18 and under are $5. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

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