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Orchestra celebrates Dr. Kim

Orchestra celebrates Dr. Kim Orchestra celebrates Dr. Kim

LW Orchestra members celebrated the birthday of their conductor, Dr. Samuel Kim, after rehearsal on April 4 at Hof ’s Hut. About 30 of the 50 musicians were able to attend, marking a high for the size of the orchestra and for one of its celebrations. Kim treated the group to a powerful solo performance of a Korean song that carried throughout the room at the restaurant.

The orchestra continues to grow, having just completed the brass section with the addition of a French horn player. An oboe player is still urgently needed, and the group would like to add another clarinet player.

Among the exciting and challenging new music the orchestra will present at its Spring Concert on May 7 is the Ukrainian National Anthem. Scheduled for 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, the concert will also feature the Leisure World Korean Community Church Choir. Expected highlights include “Bugler’s Holiday,” by Leroy Anderson; the second movement from Haydn’s Sym- phony No. 84 (“Surprise”); “The Sound of Music,” by Richard Rodgers; and two Korean songs arranged by Kim. The performace is free and includes postconcert refreshments.

The orchestra rehearses on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons in the Amphitheater. Anyone interested in joining should contact Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 or

Dr. Samuel Kim

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