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Violinist David Kim Performs Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Punta Gorda Symphony


Sunday evening will mark the Punta Gorda Symphony’s first performance of the new year with a program featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s famous Violin Concerto in E minor performed by guest soloist and concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra David Kim.  We’ll talk with Kim about his life in music from his violin studies that began at the age of three to becoming the first Korean-American concertmaster of a world class orchestra.

John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.