As part of Kingston Welcomes Korea, a series of concerts at All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP.
Series directors: David Sutton Anderson and Avril Anderson
Consultant and Presenter: Keith Howard
This concert series will provide selected members of an outstanding generation of young Korean musicians with their first recital opportunities. The crossover concerts will bring together leading musicians and composers in the performance of works that combine and illustrate the strengths of both British and Korean musical traditions.
The concert season starts with an evening cross-over concert on Saturday, August 1. There will be a concert of Korean music on Thursday, August 6 and an evening crossover concert on August 8, to celebrate Korean independence. There will four lunchtime recitals during the week, featuring outstanding young Korean musicians.
Concert directors: David Sutton Anderson and Avril Anderson are composers and musicians with a keen interest in Korean music. David taught composition at the Royal College of Music and is a member of the music staff at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. His work is featured on many record labels. Avril is an award-winning composer and together they run the remarkable avant-garde wind ensemble, Sounds Positive. Professor Keith Howard is an etno-musicologist, who teaches at SOAS, University of London. He is a world authority on traditional and contemporary Korean music.
Ticket prices: Midday recitals – £15 (Full), £10 (concessions). Evening concerts: £25 (Gala invitations, which include a drink and meeting the artists), £15 (full) and £10 (concessions). Concessionary rates for students, senior citizens and those with a Rover card.
Saturday, August 1, 1310 – 1400
Lunchtime Choral recital
Sally Mays and Simon Desorgher
The Choir of the Korean Catholic Church of London
Choirmaster: Brian Yoon.
Conductor: Maria Kim.
Saturday, August 1, 1930 – 2130
Anglo-Korean Crossover Concert
With the Choir of the Korean Catholic Church of London
And the London Ensemble, Sounds Positive.
Conductor: David Sutton Anderson
Including the world premieres of Korea Garden by David Sutton Anderson, sponsored by the British Korean Society, and new works by Avril Anderson and Slavko Zagorak.
“The positive thing about Sounds Positive is that it stands up for what it believes in, delivering it with skills and understanding that reflects the closeness of the performers and writers.” The Independent
Monday, August 3, 1310 to 1400
Lunchtime Piano Recital
The programme includes words by Josef Haydn and Unsuk Chin
“He plays with an unostentatious authority and his performances have a polish and poise, combined with a warm musical response”. Philip Fowke
Tuesday, August 4, 1930 – 2130
Rising Stars of Korea
Grace Yeo, piano, and Marisol Lee, violin
With works by
Thursday, August 6, 1930-2130
Anglo-Korean Crossover Concert
Hyelim Kim (taegum), Dennis Lee (changgu), Melanie Henry (saxophones and clarinet) and Sally Mays (piano)
Saturday, August 8, 1930-2130
Independence Day Concert
With SANI, traditional Korean music ensemble,
Featuring: Kim Heesun (gayageum), Lee Ji-young (gayageum), Huh Yun-jeong (geomungo), Lee Tai-baek (ajaeng), Lee Seok-ju (piri), Kim Seong-a and Im Hyeon-bin (pan’sori)