In Sunday’s (4/18) New Haven Register (Connecticut), Donna Doherty writes, “Not to be left out of the city’s great week for spotlighting new works and talented composers, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Thursday will sandwich ‘Monk Dances,’ a commissioned work by composer-in-residence Jin Hi Kim, between two of Beethoven’s arguably most popular works, Symphony No. 6 and Symphony No. 5. … Kim’s work was a 2007 commission by the symphony, which she played during that season, astounding the audience with her virtuoso work on the Korean komungo. It should prove interesting for Thursday’s audience to hear the work under the baton of [current music director William] Boughton, as opposed to his predecessor Jung-Ho Pak. … Kim is in the final year of a two-year residence, which was supported by a $100,000 Music Alive grant from Meet the Composer and the League of American Orchestras.”

Posted April 21, 2010