From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 15, 1973:
A front-page article this week highlighted young Lawrence resident Sarah Kwak, who at nine years old already had an ambition to become a concert violinist. Sarah, who had been playing for about four years, was to appear as guest soloist for the summer concert of the Kansas City Youth Symphony, playing Max Bruch's "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26" on a three-quarter-size violin. According to the article, Sarah was not a member of the orchestra, which was composed of musicians aged 14 to 21, but had been asked to audition and had been chosen as soloist. Sarah came from a musical family; her mother, a pianist, had received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Sarah's brother Larry, 14, had "followed Sarah into music three years ago" and had settled on the viola as his instrument. The Kwak family was planning to spend the next year in Vienna while Sarah and Larry's father (a Kansas University professor of physics) took his sabbatical; while there, Sarah hoped to pass another audition and a difficult entrance exam in order to attend the Vienna Music Academy.