Kim’s conducting of Copland’s “El Salon Mexico” focused on details and punctuation, and allowed solo voices the space to speak idiomatically.
Kim, a wisp of a fellow physically, took firm command... Kim led the musicians with authority... He also seemed to have absorbed the contents of the score and passed along his understanding to the troops... The performance was excellent!
The performance with Mr. Kim has been one of the most rewarding experiences.
I had the best time with these wonderful musicians of NYCP!
Dongmin has succeeded in forming an amazing ensemble out of some of the best and brightest young musicians on the music scene today. It is a passionate, exciting, flexible and inspiring group.
He designs programs that are imaginative in their scope and strike the perfect balance of known musical favorites to draw listeners to the concerts, paired with unusual, challenging works to inspire his audiences to broaden their knowledge base. I do not know of any other conductor who is so dedicated to making classical music of the highest caliber accessible...