Park Place Church of God in Anderson will be the setting for the Anderson University School of Music Chamber Orchestra’s fall concert. The one-hour concert on Sunday, November 13, 2011, at 3 p.m. will feature several string chamber works including, Bartόk’s Romanian Folk Dances, Mozart’s String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, and Lucas Drew’s arrangement of Shostakovich’s Sinfonia for String Orchestra Op. 110.
Professors Gert Kumi and Kyung-Nam Oh serve as co-directors for the string chamber ensemble in concert. Kumi started playing the violin at the age of eight in his native country of Albania. He immigrated to the United States and was accepted at the Juilliard School in New York City as a scholarship student of Stephen Clapp. He graduated from Juilliard with his master’s degree in 2003. Kumi has performed across the United States, Europe, China, South Korea, and Africa.
Kyung-Nam Oh was born in Seoul, South Korea. Oh is currently an adjunct cello faculty member at Anderson University. He has served as the director of the Master’s Youth Orchestra and the MYO Young Artist’s Competition. Oh holds a master’s degree from Ball State University and a performance diploma from Indiana University. He is currently completing his Doctor of Arts degree in music at Ball State University.
“The Chamber Orchestra’s fall concert will reflect the growth within Anderson University’s string program. You will not want to miss this wonderful afternoon of chamber music,” said Dr. Jeffrey Wright, dean of the College of the Arts.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.