Symphony Thursdays @7pm - Bach's Concerto for Violin & Oboe
Hal & Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Virtual Classical Series
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Dennis Kim, violin
Ted Sugata, oboe
BACH: Suite No. 3 in C Major for Solo Cello, Bouree I and II
BACH: Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor
Concertmaster Dennis Kim and Pacific Symphony Oboist Ted Sugata take center stage in Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe.
The program opens with Principal Cellist Warren Hagerty playing Bouree I and II from Bach's Suite No. 3 in C Major for Solo Cello.
This performance will be available for FREE streaming through May 21.
Dennis Kim is concertmaster of Pacific Symphony. A citizen of the world, Mr. Kim was born in Korea, raised in Canada and educated in the United States. He has spent more than a decade leading orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia. Most recently, he was concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in New York. He was first appointed concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22. He then served as the youngest concertmaster in the history of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, before going on to lead the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland.
As guest concertmaster, Mr. Kim has performed on four continents, leading the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Montpelier Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Western Australia Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of Navarra. He served as guest concertmaster with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra on their 10-city tour of the United Kingdom and led the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in their BBC Proms debut in 2014.
After making his solo debut at the age of 14 with the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Kim has gone on to perform as a soloist with many of the most important orchestras in China and Korea. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale School of Music, Mr. Kim's teachers include Jaime Laredo, Aaron Rosand, Peter Oundjian, Paul Kantor, Victor Danchenko and Yumi Ninomiya Scott. He plays the 1701 ex-Dushkin Stradivarius, on permanent loan from a generous donor.
A native of southern California, Ted Sugata is currently second oboist with Pacific Symphony and Professor at Chapman University. Previously, he was a member of the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida, and principal oboist with the Lyrique-en-Mer Opera Festival in Belle-Ile, France. He performs regularly with the Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and the Pasadena Symphony. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Calico Winds, a resident woodwind ensemble with the Glendale Noon Concerts. In 2000, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2002. Dr. Sugata recently completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in oboe performance at USC in 2014. In addition to Chapman, he is also on faculty at Pepperdine University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Long Beach College and the Colburn School of Performing Arts.
Principal Cellist Warren Hagerty joined Pacific Symphony in 2019. An avid chamber musician, Warren was the founding cellist of the Verona Quartet. As a member of the quartet, he was awarded top prizes in international chamber music competitions on four continents, including the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Concert Artists Guild’s Victor Elmaleh Competition. The Verona Quartet was featured as “New Artist of the Month” in Musical America in May 2016. Warren has performed at many of the world’s most renowned venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House. Warren holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music; his primary mentors have included members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, Eric Kim and Sharon Robinson.
Warren has collaborated with many great musicians including Renée Fleming, David Shifrin, Cho-Liang Lin and Orion Weiss. He has appeared at numerous festivals such as the La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, Indiana University String Academy, Chelsea Music Festival, McGill International String Quartet Academy and the New York String Orchestra Seminar, where he was principal cellist in 2010. A strong proponent of new music, Warren was involved in commissioning and premiering composer Michael Gilbertson’s first string quartet, which was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in music. He has also premiered works by Richard Danielpour and Sebastian Currier. Among Warren’s many teaching engagements have been Teaching Assistant positions at The Juilliard School and Indiana University, as well as faculty roles at Indiana University String Academy and Oberlin String Quartet Intensive and Festival, and Teaching Artist positions with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles and Caesura Youth Orchestra. Warren is the Director of Junior Chamber Music Los Angeles.