David Kim To Perform At Nakashima Studios For Concordia Chamber Players Benefit

Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster To Team Up with New Hope’s World Renowned Cellist, Michelle Djokic in Unique Studio Setting

Violinist David Kim, concertmaster for the Philadelphia Orchestra, will perform in New Hope on October 27, 2002 for the first time since April, 2000 shortly after his prestigious appointment to one of he world’s greatest orchestras. Kim had been featured as part of the Concordia Chamber Players ensemble until he began his duties as concertmaster about two years ago.

In what has been billed as the premier classical entertainment program in Bucks County this year, violinist Kim and Michelle Djokic, cellist, both graduates of the Juilliard School of Music, will feature brilliant works by Bach, Ravel and Handel-Halvorsen in an elegant and historic setting at the George Nakashima studio in New Hope where the master artist and craftsman created such magnificent works of art using a wide variety of wood. Kim and Djokic have collaborated on many outstanding performances since they met at the Juilliard School. They are leaders of a consistently sold out annual festival at the University of Rhode Island.

Michelle Djokic, Artistic Director of the Concordia Chamber Players, expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming event. “Performing with David Kim is always thrilling,” she said. “But this opportunity for us to play Bach, Ravel and Handel in such a stunning and historic location is truly rare. I think the audience will be treated to a very memorable afternoon.” Djokic noted that proceeds from the concert will help the Concordia Chamber Players expand their outreach to children in area schools and provide regular season concerts in New Hope.

Part of the special event will feature a tour of the Nakashima production facilities that are seldom accessible to the public. A champagne reception will follow the concert performance. Seating for the benefit are limited and tickets that are fully tax deductible can be purchased for $150 by calling 215-297-5972. The event which begins at 3 PM will be sponsored by the Nakashima Foundation for Peace.