Victoria Symphony Wraps Season With Clara-Jumi Kang
I happen to be a fan of all music. As far as I’m concerned, good music is simply good music. Victoria is blessed to have the best of all worlds when it comes to music and art. If you love violin concertos (or, if you prefer, ’concerti’), you’ll want to be at the Victoria Fine Arts Center this Saturday.
Clara-Jumi Kang will make her Crossroads debut with the Victoria Symphony’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor. “The End of a Dark Era” concert will be 8 p.m. Saturday at the Victoria Fine Arts Center. It will be the last concert of the season. The orchestra will open the concert by performing Amadeus Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro Overture’ and closing with Shostakovich’s “Symphony No.10.”
Maestro Darryl One said this selection was one of Mozart’s most popular pieces that was easy to put together with the Russian composer’s work to make for a great season closer. “Shostakovich is one of the great symphonies of all time and tells a very deep and emotional story,” One said to the Victoria Advocate. Kang was born in Mannheim, Germany, in 1987 into a musical family. She began playing piano and violin when she was 3 and made her symphony debut two years later. To pay for her first bow, the musical prodigy modeled cosmetics.
Some of her accolades include winning the Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition and performing at Carnegie Hall.