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The Augusta Symphony Orchestra plans to kick off the 2022-23 season with a fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St. in Augusta. Musical selections for this concert include the Rosamunde Overture by Schubert, and Symphony No. 1 in C major by Bizet. The orchestra also will also perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, featuring Boston based cellist Hyun-ji Kwon as soloist.

The cellist currently maintains an active schedule as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea; Master of Music and Graduate Diploma at New England Conservatory in Boston; Doctor of Musical Arts at Boston University, in the studio of Rhonda Rider. Her other teachers have
included Natasha Brofsky, Il-hwan Bai and Sungwon Yang.

Kwon has performed in master classes for renowned cellists such as Natalia Gutman and Anner Bylsma. She has performed as guest alumna along with the celebrated Muir Quartet and violist Michelle LaCourse, with the Convergence Ensemble, ArtiQue in Boston Ensemble, Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and many more Boston area ensembles. Kwon taught at Boston University as a lecturer, Boston University Tanglewood Institute(BUTI) as a Co-director of Cello Workshop and cello coach at BUTI’s Young Artist Orchestra Program, as well as Walnut Hill School for the Arts as a chamber instructor. Currently, she serves as a cello faculty at Colby College, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Project STEP. She is a member of the Meadowlark Trio,Echobridge Cellos, and Korean Cultural Society of Boston.

The Augusta Symphony Orchestra’s conductor and music director is Jinwook Park. Born in South Korea, Park is an accomplished conductor and violinist who received his Bachelor of Music from Busan National University and then moved to the United States to pursue his graduate studies. He received a Master of Music degree in violin performance at the Boston Conservatory. He further continued his Doctor of Musical Arts studies at Boston University.

He is the founder and music director of Haffner Sinfonietta, music director of Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra, and conductor of the Boston Korean Chorus. As a violinist, Park engages in chamber music and solo recitals and has performed with several orchestras as a soloist and member in South Korea and the U.S. In addition to working with the ASO, Park serves as conductor of the Colby College Symphony.

Concerts are free to the public. Donations are accepted.

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