Musical Art Series welcomes Detroit Symphony on Sunday

Mar 2, 2022 | Entertainment, Featured | 0 comments

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra String Trio will be featured at Port Clinton’s Musical Art Series on Sunday, March 6, which includes Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, Eric Nowlin and Wei Yu.

The Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton welcomes back the Detroit Symphony Orchestra String Trio, one of the most popular performing groups of past seasons. The same group of youthful performers who visited Port Clinton in the past will perform the Schubert String Trio in B flat Major, D 471, and the Mozart Divertimento in E flat Major, K563.

The trio will perform at the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Jefferson St., Port Clinton, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.

Sponsors for the concert are Roth & Bacon, Attorneys at Law, in memory of Joy Roth; Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP; and Jack Hilbert.  Admission at the door is $15. Students are admitted free.  The audience is required to wear face masks.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra String Trio will feature Yoonshin Song, acclaimed as “a wonderfully talented violinist whose sound and technique go well beyond her years.” She was born in South Korea, where she began musical studies at age 5.

Making her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 11, she has since built a successful performing career internationally.  Yoonshin has earned many prestigious prizes, including top awards in the Lipizer International Violin Competition in Italy; the Lipinski & Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland; the Henry Marteau International Violin Competition in Germany; and first prize at the Stradivarius International Competition in the United States.

Violist Eric Nowlin has performed extensively throughout the United States as well as abroad. His performance of Berlioz’ Harold in Italy with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin was described by Classical Source as “outstanding . . . his distinctive timbre and sovereign musicianship at one with Slatkin’s perfectly paced account is totally compelling.”

Past accomplishments include receiving second prize in the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg Competition, first prize in the Irving Klein International String Competition; first prize in the Hellam Young Artists Competition; grand prize in the Naftzger Young Artists Competition; and winner of the Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition.

Wei Yu was appointed Principal Cello, the James C. Gordon Chair, of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by Music Director Leonard Slatkin. He made his subscription debut performing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. Before joining the DSO, Wei Yu was a member of the New York Philharmonic for seven seasons. Yu was a prizewinner at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String, Holland American Music Society Cello, Music Teacher National Association (MTNA National Collegiate Strings), Canada’s National Music Festival, Calgary’s Kiwanis Festival and China’s National Cello competitions.

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