Pianist Alpin Hong and violinist Jun-Ching Lin are the featured soloists in a free collaborative concert this Thursday called A Night of Musical Promise, which will include over 170 young performers who participate in a variety of regional music programs.
Mr. Hong and Mr. Lin talk about the year-long process of putting the concert together and finding interesting music for different age groups and abilities. They also talk about the role music has played in their lives. Mr. Lin says that participating in this concert reminds him that it's the "reason I got into music." The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Jane Rooks-Ross, a leading organizer of A Night of Musical Promise, believes that bringing together a wide demographic of young musicians with two accomplished musicians will have lasting results for the children and the community.