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Jeeyoung Kim <Self Portrait: Music, Culture, and Literature>

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Jeeyoung Kim <Self Portrait: Music, Culture, and Literature>

Time: September 2, 2016 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Korean Cultural Center New York
Street: 460 Park Ave Fl 6.
City/Town: New York
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Event Discipline: music
Organized By: Korean Cultural Center New York
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2016

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Tickets : Free (w/ online RSVP)
Online RSVP will be open on Monday, August 15.


“...The most fascinating and beautiful segment came after intermission, a commissioned piece by Jeeyoung Kim called "Tryst. In this piece, Korean musician played Kayagum and sang, according to Yo-Yo Ma, of "the yearning and anguish of courtly love." Yo- Yo Ma and oboist accompanied her, offering delicate melodic counterpoint to the music's main thrust. Even to the untrained ear, there was no mistaking the elegance and poignancy of this music. The delicate, plangent tones of the Kayaagum, with their contrast between sharp attack and sinuous decay, were mesmerizing, and the singer's forceful, sometimes guttural singing lent urgency to the music's air of refinement.” - San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman

“...The most striking was the premiere performance of a work commissioned by Ethos with Jerome Foundation Funding, Jeeyoung Kim's "Man Follows the Earth." Spare and airy in some passages, Kim's composition is fiery in others. From skin instruments like drums to clanging, pinding metal materials, Ethos elicited a balanced universal a soothing heartbeat gave way to universe: a soothing heartbeat gave way to urgent signals, gradually melting into the joyous rhythms of raindrops and, by implication, the primal stew. Elements met and merged in the work that drew on Korean court and folk music for its subtle statement of mankind's place in time, and in the universe.” - Daily Journal, Laura Stewart

Jeeyoung Kim / Composer & Producer
Rami Seo / Gayageum player
Sooyeon Lyuh / Haegeum player
Dongmin Kim / Conductor
Yunah Lee / Soprano
Eunjoo Lee-Huls / Mezzo-soprano
Yong Kyung Park / Mezzo-soprano
Alex Boyd / Baritone
Michael Fennelly / Opera Coaching & Conductor


1. Engraft for Haegeum and string Orchestra
2. Tryst for Oboe, Cello, and Gayageum with female voice
3. Lullaby of the Waves for String Orchestra
The opera "From My Mother's Mother"  


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