Carlson Center announces next presentation


Posted by Bob Evans


Johnson County Community College’s

Carlsen Center Presents

 Bomsori Kim

Jan. 18 at Polsky Theatre


Bomsori Kim, violin


Overland Park, KS (Jan. 3, 2020) – The 2019 – 2020 season of the Carlsen Center Presents Series continues with internationally acclaimed violinist Bomsori Kim on 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, in Polsky Theatre. High res photos with IDs can be found here.  Video can be found here

 Violinist Bomsori Kim, internationally regarded as one of today’s most vibrant and exciting instrumentalists, is no stranger to awards. Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, she is also a prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International, Queen Elisabeth, International Jean Sibelius Violin, Joseph Joachim International Violin Hannover, Montreal International Musical, and the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin competitions. She has performed around the world and brings her talents and—with the support of Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation—her 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini to the Polsky Theatre.

Appearing with Kim will be pianist Amy Yang, hailed by the Washington Post as a “jaw-dropping pianist who [steals] the show … with effortless finesse.” Passionate about chamber music and an advocate for new music, Yang has performed across the United States and around the globe. She is the founder of The Schumann Project, a special series of concerts to present Schumann’s major solo piano and chamber works. She also serves as Chamber Music Mentor at Curtis Institute of Music and Chamber Music Coach at The University of Pennsylvania.


Robert Schumann: Sonata in A minor, Op. 105
Jean Sibelius: Three Pieces (Souvenir/Tanz-Idylle/Berceuse)
Karol Szymanowski: Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94bis
Franz Waxman: Carmen Fantasie

Ticket Information

Tickets may be purchased online or by phone (913) 469-4445. Prices start at $25. Season ticket packages which include a purchase of five events (or more) are available for a 10% discount. Donors to the Friends of the Carlsen Center (starting at $50) receive a 15% discount off season ticket packages.

 For more information about the 2019-2020 the Carlsen Center Presents Series at Johnson County Community College, and a full list of performers, visit

 Remaining Carlsen Center Presents 2019-2020 Season At A Glance

 Jan. 18             Bomsori Kim, Violin—In Recital*

Jan. 19             Winterlude—Eboni Fondren*

Feb. 7               Anderson & Roe—Piano Duo*

Feb. 9               Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5: circlesongs

Feb. 14-16       Mrs. Krishnan’s Party +-a partnership with Johnson County Parks and Recreation

Feb. 15-16       An American in Paris (matinee and evening performances) 

Feb. 21             The Choir of Man

Feb. 23             Winterlude—Gerald Spaits Sax & Violins*

Feb. 26             Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! The Musical!

Mar. 6              Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait*

Mar. 7              Danú St. Patrick’s Celebration

Mar. 11            SEEDS*

Mar. 15            Winterlude—Nate Nall Quintet*

Mar. 19            Quartet San Francisco*-Masters of Pop: The Beatles and Beyond

Mar. 20-21       DRUM TAO 2020

Apr. 2              The Reminders*

Apr. 3              Piff The Magic Dragon (magic and comedy)

Apr. 24            Les Ballets Trockadero des Monte Carlo

May 9              Alonzo King LINES Ballet

 * Events held in Polsky Theatre, JCCC

+ Event held at Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212

 About Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College

The Carlsen Center is Johnson County’s performing arts center. Early on, the founders of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) dreamed of building a world-class performing arts venue in Johnson County, Kansas. In 1990, that dream was realized, and the center soon became a cultural hub for the rapidly growing county. The Carlsen Center’s growth parallels that of Johnson County, expanding from 50 events the first season to around 150 annually today. Events include Carlsen Center Presents (CCP), the annual series of around 25 events presented by JCCC that feature professional, internationally known artists in a wide variety of genres; academic branches of JCCC; and community groups who rent the space.

 Since 2000, with the development of the Carlsen Center Arts Education program, the Carlsen Center also addresses cultural and art-related program needs in K-12 education. The CC Arts Education programs include school performances at the Carlsen Center, and engagement activities with artists performing in schools. Master classes, lecture/demonstrations, workshops and other opportunities for interaction with students happen throughout the year. CC Arts Education  also offers support materials for programs, study guides, concert previews, plus professional development – creative skills workshops and curriculum-building seminars for teachers in arts integration.

 The CC Arts Education had a leadership role in the re-establishment of the Kansas Alliance for Arts Education, and in 2014 was named a Kennedy Center Partners in Education site, teamed with the Shawnee Mission School District. An expansion of the Kennedy Center Partnership occurred in 2018 with the addition of the Liberty Schools, making it one of two cross-state Kennedy Center Partnerships in the US. CC Arts Ed is the only Kennedy Center Partner in the state of Kansas.

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