Rehearsal on Thursday October 5th will start at 7:00 for those who are playing the Mozart Concerto. We appreciate your hard work and time!
Happy Fall! We are hard at work getting ready for our 79th season. We’re looking forward to seeing all of our great audience members on October 19th!
Night on Bald Mountain by M. Mussorgsky
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A major K.622, featuring Clarinetist
Paul Won Jin Cho
Glazunov Symphony No.5 in B flat major Op.55
Fall Concert featuring clarinetist Paul Won Jin Cho
October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Norman Thomas Auditorium, 111 East 33rd Street, 2nd floor
Paul Won Jin Cho Bio
Hailed a “stylish clarinetist” by the New York Times, Paul Won Jin Cho is serving his second year as the principal clarinetist of the Binghamton Philharmonic. An active soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, Mr. Cho’s performances have reached audiences throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Recent highlights include performances on the prestigious Naumburg Orchestral Series in Central Park with Ensemble LPR, and a performance and recording of Philip Glass’ Fifth Symphony at Trinity Wall Street Church to celebrate the composer’s 70th birthday.
Mr. Cho has held principal clarinet positions with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, American Youth Symphony and Asian Youth Orchestra. His solo appearances include the Harbison Concerto for Oboe and Clarinet with Cornell Chamber Orchestra, the Nielsen Concerto with Yale Philharmonia, Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie with Torrance Symphony Orchestra, the Mozart Concerto with Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra and the same piece on historical basset clarinet with The Sebastians (a period instrument ensemble).
Mr. Cho is a core member of Decoda, the first ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. He will travel with Decoda to Korea right after the performance with DOSNY to have 10 days country tour. As a fellow of the renowned Ensemble Connect (formerly known as Ensemble ACJW), Mr. Cho performed at Carnegie Hall more than a dozen times, collaborating with Sir Simon Rattle, David Robertson, Jessica Rivera Shafer, Timo Andres, and Andrew Norman. In addition, he is the clarinetist of Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet who received the 2015-16 Chamber Music America Residency award (presenting many concerts in the Rockaways, reaching communities affected by Hurricane Sandy).
During the summers, Mr. Cho has toured throughout Europe with Youth Orchestra of the Americas collaborating with Placido Domingo, Gabriela Montero and Benjamin Zander. In 2007, he was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow, performing under the baton of James Levine, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Stefan Asbury. In recent summers, Mr. Cho has played in Lincoln Center Summer Festivals, Geneva Light Opera, MostArts Festival, and Nesin Cultural Arts Summer Music Academy.
Besides playing the clarinet, Mr. Cho enjoys his resident conductor tenure with Albano Ballet where he directs Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet every December. On Sundays, Mr. Cho conducts the choir at New Frontier Church, a Korean church in NYC, and plays at Redeemer Presbyterian Church as a solo clarinetist.
Mr. Cho’s instrumental influences come from Dong-Jin Kim in Seoul, South Korea, Yehuda Gilad at University of Southern California, and David Shifrin at Yale School of Music.
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