Windows on the World: David Kim: Concert Violinist, with President Ron Matthews on Piano
| 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
March 19, 2021: David Kim: Concert Violinist, with President Ron Matthews on Piano
Windows on the World (March 19th at 10 a.m.): “Meditation: Beauty and Truth in a Politicized World”. Keats famously mused "Beauty is truth, truth beauty." What kind of music do we find so soul-stirringly beautiful that it seems to echo Truth? Would it surprise you to know who wrote an exceptionally stirring sonata or concerto? In a time and world where the so-called fight for truth has turned very ugly before our very eyes, a deeper look at what some of us may consider beautiful, particularly in the genre of classical music, may help shed some light on Truth.
Violinist David Kim was named concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. He is also a soloist in many other orchestras around the world. He appears as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra on PBS stations across the United States and online at the Kahn Academy. Mr. Kim has been awarded honorary doctorates from Eastern University, the University of Rhode Island, and Dickinson College. His instruments are a ca. 1757 J. B. Guadagnini made in Milan, on loan from The Philadelphia Orchestra, and a ca. 1754 Michael Angelo Bergonzi from Cremona. Learn more about David Kim.