Violinist Caroline Goulding has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s premier orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She has appeared in recital at many of the world’s finest halls and is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She received a Grammy nomination for her debut album and has appeared on NBC’s Today, MARTHA hosted by Martha Stewart, and can be heard on NPR’s Performance Today and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Goulding will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 at the Lied Center with the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra (KUSO), and the orchestra will also present selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. KUSO is the premier orchestral organization in the KU School of Music. The special guest conductor for the evening is Jung-Ho Pak. The New York Times says he “radiates enthusiasm,” and the Los Angeles Times describes him as “a real grabber.” And that suits Pak just fine because he firmly believes the orchestra doesn’t exist to simply play notes but to “grab souls.”
As a passionate advocate for arts in education, he is dedicated to making classical music more accessible to the younger generation. Pak currently leads the Cape Symphony and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is also music director emeritus of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.