Johnson City Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Fire and Fury’


On February 9, the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra will present Fire and Fury with guest artist Chee-Yun Kim, violin. Chee-Yun has performed with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors, and on numerous syndicated and local radio programs across the world. Her first public performance at age eight took place in her native Seoul after she won the Grand Prize of the Korean Times Competition. At 13, she came to the United States and was invited to perform Vieuxtemps’ Concerto No. 5 in a Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic. Two years later, she appeared as soloist with the New York String Orchestra under Alexander Schneider at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. In 1989, she won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and a year later she became the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Chee-Yun has received exceptional acclaim as a recording artist since the release of her debut album of virtuoso encore pieces in 1993. Strings Magazine says her “technique is brilliant and utterly secure, her tone like butter, smooth, rich and flawless.” Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music. Do not miss this opportunity to see and hear this international talent!

The concert will be held at Milligan College, Seeger Chapel beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for students and $35 for adults. For more information, call 423.926.8742 or visit