Sinfonietta brings centennial season to an end Sunday

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will end its Centennial season of performance on Sunday, Aug. 13 with “Finally Triumphant” at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. and all seating is reserved. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under, and are available through the box office, which can be reached at 518-523-2512 or online at

In programming this final concert of a momentous season, Music Director Ron Spigelman said, “This evening will be a look back into history to celebrate the many works by well-known composers that did not enjoy immediate success. Some of these selections were not even performed until years after the composer’s death and yet, they have all become classical favorites.” Included in the evening’s offerings are Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, (“Tragic”), Rossini’s “Overture to the Barber of Seville” and violinist Soovin Kim performing Beethoven’s magnificent “Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61.” The concert will end with the final movement of the “Farewell Symphony” by Haydn, which has for years been the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s way to close out the summer.

Violinist Soovin Kim is an exciting player who has built on the early successes of his prize-winning years to emerge as a mature and communicative artist. After winning first prize at the Niccolò Paganini International Competition, Mr. Kim’s artistry was affirmed by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award. Today he enjoys a broad musical career, regularly performing repertoire such as Bach sonatas and Paganini caprices for solo violin, Mozart and Vivaldi concerti without conductor, big Romantic concerti, sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven, Brahms, and Ives, string quartets, and new world-premiere works almost every season.

Soovin Kim has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center. He has been a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Accademia di Santa Cecilia of Rome, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and the Seoul Philharmonic.