March 4, 2014
There are many teenage stars among violinists and pianists, but a 15-year-old classical guitarist with international renown? Californian Jennifer Kim is that rare artist, hailed by Pepe Romero as a "wonderful musician," the Grand Prize Winner at last year's Los Angles Music Center Spotlight Awards, and featured a few months ago on NPR’s At the Top broadcast.
She will be the soloist on the Mill Valley Philharmonic's next free concert series, March 14-16, under the baton of MVP Music Director Laurie Cohen. On the program: Joaquín Rodrigo’s 1939 Concierto de Aranjuez, a work so beloved in Spain that there is a monument to it in the city of Aranjuez.
The Spanish-themed program includes a suite of Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo, selections from Isaac Albéniz' Suite Española, and (born just over the border) Maurice Ravel's Boléro.