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New faculty member performs for Linfield College

The newest music faculty member of Linfield College gave his faculty recital on Sept. 28 in Ice auditorium.

Dr. Albert Kim joined the Linfield College music department this August as an assistant professor of music.

Currently, he teaches music theory and keyboard classes and applied piano lessons.

He also recently received his doctoral degree on piano performance from Eastman School of Music in New York.

In his recital, he first performed Ave Maria by French Renaissance composer, Josquin des Prez. This is a piano arrangement of vocal work.

Then, he played Patita No.2 by J.S. Bach, and Sonata No.8 by Sergei Prokofiev.

The second half, he performed Notturno by Italian composer, Ottorino Respighi and several Scherzos by Chopin.

At last, and also the climax of the recital, Kim performed his original transcription and arrangement of La Valse by French composer, Maurice Ravel.

The recital was a big success, and many people spoke highly to this recital and the talented skills of Kim.

I fortunately had a chance to have a short interview with Kim.

When talking about his first impression of Linfield, he cannot hide his excitement.

“It is amazing how much activities go on in this music building, which is something I’ve already really love, and the other part is that all of students who are studying music here bring energy every day,” Kim said.

Kim emphasizes the passion of teaching at Linfield.

“When I was younger, I thought about what I could be doing or what I have to do, but it’s neither of those –it’s what I want to do, and I want to teach,” Kim said.

He expects his students in Linfield work hard and have fun with music.

“For the students, work. That’s all you can do,” Kim said. “Also enjoy it, that’s the other part of it. What’s wonderful I think about music is while you enjoy the study it, you past it on when you perform and teach. Remember, work hard and why you’re working.”

Yucheng Zhang / Senior photographer

YuCheng Zhang can be reached at linfieldreviewculture@gmailcom

YuCheng Zhang/Senior photographer

Dr. Albert Kim, assistant professor of music, performs the Patita No.2 by J.S.Bach, piano sonata No.8 by Sergei Prokofiev, several Scherzos by Chopin, and his piano arrangement of La Walse by Maurice Ravel. Kim recently received his doctorate degree from Eastman School of Music.

Linfield Chamber Orchestra conducts final performance

The concert on March 15  ended in tears for many of the members of the Linfield Chamber Orchestra, but none more so than that of the conductor.

Michael Gesme has conducted the LCO for 10 seasons, and for his tearful farewell, he recited a poem dedicated to each member of the LCO. Gesme was given a three-minute long standing ovation.

“Emotions were high. For everyone on stage, it was hard to hold back the tears. We knew what the last few measures meant to us and to the entire orchestra,” sophomore Christian Santangelo said in an email. “I will hold that experience and those final moments close to my heart for the rest of my life.”

The concert featured the five Concerto Competition winners. The winners included juniors Zach Davis and Jaimie McDonald and sophomores  Tabitha Gholi, Kelsey Garrett and Santangelo. Each musician performed a solo.

The first to perform was Santangelo. He played a percussion number titled, “Concerto for Percussion and Small Orchestra,” by Darius Milhaud.

Santangelo said that the piece he performed incorporated many different percussion instruments and “it [was] a piece that Maestro Gesme had never heard of so he was very excited to be able to conduct that piece.”

Davis was second to play his piano piece. He performed W. A. Mozart’s “Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466.”

Garrett performed third and she played “Marimba solo” by Ney Rosauro.

Fourth to perform was McDonald, who sang a song from the opera “Carmen.” Additionally, she performed “Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante” by Georges Bizet.

The final soloist was Gholi, who played the violin. She played “Csardas” which was originally by Vittorio Monti.

For the final number the entire LCO performed Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36.”

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