February 20, 2014

The Norman Annenberg Memorial Concert

Sibelius, Chausson and Dvorak

Sean Lee, Violin

Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson, 2012.

Thursday Evening, February 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Norman Thomas Auditorium

111 East 33rd Street
NE Corner of Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Program includes:

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26

Ernest Chausson: Poème, Op. 25
         Sean Lee, Violin

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony #9, Op. 95 “From the New World”


Conductor and Music Director: Kyunghun Kim

Soloist: Sean Lee

With performances described by The New York Times as “breathtakingly beautiful,” violinist Sean Lee is quickly gaining recognition as one of today’s most talented rising artists, having received prizes in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. His debut album featuring the Strauss Violin Sonata was released by EMI Classics exclusively for iTunes in February 2012 and reached the Top 20 of the iTunes “Top Classical Albums” list. Highlights of the 2012-13 season include concerto performances with the Jerusalem Symphony and Utah Symphony and a recital in the Wiener Konzerthaus. In recent years he has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra Del Teatro Carlo Felice, Westchester Symphony, Peninsula Symphony, Torrance Symphony, Redlands Symphony, and the Juilliard Orchestra, and as a recitalist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. In addition to his solo engagements, he has given chamber music performances at venues including the Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, Americas Society, and Le Poisson Rouge. After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as a student of Itzhak Perlman, Mr. Lee became a teaching assistant to Mr. Perlman at The Juilliard School, and also teaches as a faculty member of the Perlman Music Program, where he was a student for 6 years. He is a member of Chamber Music Society Two. Lee performs on a 1799 Nicolas Lupot violin.



THE DOCTORS ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK is celebrating its 76th Anniversary Season. It was founded in 1938 by physicians interested in performing symphonic music. In recent years it has added community musicians representing the diverse professions in the metropolitan area. The Doctors Orchestra performs four to six concerts annually, often donating its services for benefits. Depending on the music, the orchestra performs concerts with between 50 and 60 members. The orchestra has performed in New York’s major concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.