Join Us for Our Summer Concert Series

The community is welcome to enjoy two free summer concerts at Glen Mar in 2017. The concerts will be held on Sunday, July 23 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served during intermissions at both events. Childcare for preschool children will be provided.

The July 23 concert will feature Duo Arca (pianist Dr. Sophie Hong and violinist Dr. Ahreum Kim) as well as cellist Peter Kibbe. They will perform dance music, popular music and more. All three instrumentalists have delighted audiences with performances around the world.

The August 17 concert will feature opera singers.

“We want to serve the community with the blessing of music,” said Dr. Hong, who is Glen Mar’s music director as well as the director of both concerts, and a performer at the first summer concert. Dr. Hong hopes the concerts will delight the attendees senses and refresh their spirits.

Fliers and More Information

For a flier for the July 23 concert, click here.

For information about being a sponsor or a patron of both concerts, download the sponsorship letter and the sponsorship card. The deadline is June 30.

More information about the August 17 concert will be posted here as it becomes available.

SophiePianist Sophie Hong

Korean-American Dr. Sophie Hong is an accomplished and versatile soloist and chamber musician. She has performed to great acclaim at numerous venues throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Hong has performed solo with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and the Georgia All State Orchestra.

Dr. Hong has won prizes in numerous competitions, including the Margaret A. Guthman International Keyboard Competition, National Clara Wells Competition, Kawai Piano Competition, Atlanta Music Club Competition, and Music Teachers National Association Piano Competition. In addition, she is a recipient of Korean Embassy Honorary Scholarship in Performing Arts, Choson Scholarship, Sejong Scholarship, and John H. Dorminey Jr. Piano Scholarship.

In May 2014, Dr. Hong received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where she worked with Benjamin Pasternack. In the course of her studies, Dr. Hong had the privilege of working with many renowned musicians, including Leon Fleisher, Robert McDonald, Julian Martin, and Dominique Weber.

Dr. Hong is currently the music director at Glen Mar Church.

AhreumKimViolinist Dr. Ahreum Kim

Since The Baltimore Sun remarked “glamorous start as a violinist” in her solo debut with the Columbia Orchestra at age 17, violinist Dr. Ahreum Kim has been a frequent solo, chamber, and orchestral performer.

Dr. Kim is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of the The Johns Hopkins University where she earned her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts under the tutelage of Herbert Greenberg, previous concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Her studies were partially funded by the Maryland Distinguished Scholarship in Arts, Sejong Scholarship Foundation of America, and merit scholarship. At Peabody, Dr. Kim received the J. C. Van Hulsteyn Award in Strings, Career Development Grant, and the Diversity Recognition Award from JHU President Ronald J. Daniels and the JHU Diversity Leadership Council for outstanding contributions to diversity.

Dr. Kim is currently an assistant professor of High Strings/Musicology at the State University of New York at Oswego and violinist at the Society for New Music in Syracuse.

Peter KibbeCellist Peter Kibbe

Pete Kibbe, a native of Los Angeles who lives in Baltimore, enjoys a career as an orchestral and chamber musician in and around Baltimore. He is currently a member of several ensembles in Charm City, including The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, which performs a diverse range of classical and romantic era pieces. Mr. Kibbe is a founding member of both The Pique Collective, and Mind on Fire, collectively founded chamber groups dedicated to new and cutting edge works. He commands a diversity of styles, both modern and classical.

Mr. Kibbe has performed in orchestras for capacity audiences across the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, and parts of Europe. In addition, he has worked with numerous musical giants, including Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Kent Nagano.

He completed studies with premier cellist Alan Stepansky at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Mr. Kibbe plays on a 2004 Cremonese instrument made by Robert Collini.

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