THE KENTUCKY CENTER AND KENTUCKY MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT PRESTIGIOUS MUSICAL COLLABORATION WITH LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA, THE LOUISVILLE YOUTH ORCHESTRA AND WORLD-RENOWNED GHEENS VIOLINIST JINJOO CHO
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) present Gheens Great Expectations—a musical celebration featuring the Louisville Orchestra, the Louisville Youth Orchestra, violinist Jinjoo Cho, and conductor Jason Seber. Cho is a returning Gheens artist who won the 2014 Gold Medal at the prestigious International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. This concert is free and no tickets are required.
The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall, 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202
Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.
Cho is a returning Gheens artist who recently won the Gold Medal in the prestigious International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Since her performance in Louisville as a Gheens Great Expectations artist in 2008, Cho’s music career has taken her throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe, performing as a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Argentina), Victoria Symphony, and Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Cho has also toured extensively in Canada, Argentina and Korea.
While in Louisville, Cho will also participate in a three-day Gheens Great Expectations Residency to include a one-hour recital at Louisville Public Media’s studio with a live broadcast on WUOL 90.5 FM. She will also visit performing arts schools, within the area, as a guest speaker and performer, as well as participate in a workshop with ArtsReach Studio violin students.
Performances for this year’s Gheens Great Expectations include Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 featuring soloist Jinjoo Cho with the Louisville Orchestra, as well as side-by-side performances by the Louisville Orchestra and the Louisville Youth Orchestra of Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 Finale.
Presented by The Kentucky Center in partnership with the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Youth Orchestra and Kentucky Music Educators Association, with support from the Gheens Foundation, KMEA, the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and from Dr. Laman Gray & Mrs. Julie Gray. Media support from WUOL 90.5.
About The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to provide artistically diverse performances of the highest quality. The Center serves Kentucky through education and initiatives which expand and diversify audiences while enhancing their understanding, appreciation and support for the arts. The Center strives to challenge, stimulate, and entertain while operating in a fiscally responsible manner and acting as an economic and cultural catalyst for the Commonwealth.
About The Gheens Foundation
The vision of the Gheens Foundation, Inc. is to represent Edwin and Mary Jo Gheens in a manner that brings credit to their legacy. We will be mindful of the responsibilities to our communities as the area’s second largest independent foundation. We will be distinguished by addressing the ongoing needs of the Metropolitan Louisville, Kentucky area and Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes in Louisiana while pro-actively seeking new and creative ways to have profound, long-term impact on a few selected projects in chosen fields of focus. This will be done while managing the foundation’s assets in a manner to assure long term viability.