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Event news: Korean Sounds Christmas Concert, at Kings Place

The final Korean Sounds concert of the year brings some seasonal music into the programme:

Korean Sounds – Christmas Concert

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 – 7:30pm
Hall Two | King’s Place | 90 York Way | London N1 9AG |
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Korean Sounds 6

Daeung Baek Monggeumpo Taryeong for Five Instruments
Byungki Hwang Soyeopsanbang for Geomungo Solo
Daesung Kim Darangswi for Haegeum Solo
A Christmas Carol Collection I: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, Merry Christmas for Everyone, We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Tchaikovsky The Seasons for solo piano, Op. 37a January and Op. 37b December
Tchaikovsky March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Trepak from ‘Nutcracker Suite’ arr. for String Quartet
Leroy Anderson A Christmas Festival for Piano Quintet
A Christmas Collection II: O Holy Night for tenor, Panis Angelicus for soprano, Adeste Fideles (Oh come all ye faithful) for tenor and soprano

The Contemporary Gugak Orchestra

Eunjung Lim Gayageum (Korean zither with twelve strings)
Sunhee Lee Geomungo (six-stringed Korean zither)
Myunghoon Lee Daegeum (bamboo transverse flute)
Joonhyung Lim Sogeum (small bamboo transverse flute)
Sewon Hwang Piri (double-reed oboe)
Sora Lee Haegeum (fiddle-like string instrument)
Jaechun Yang Janggu (double-headed drum)

Piano Quintet

Grace Yeo piano
Nicolas Dupont violin
Ivo Stankov violin
Ugne Tiskute viola
Yoon-Kyung Cho cello

Jihyun Kim tenor
Yerim Hyun soprano

Korean Sounds: East Meet West returns for its final instalment of 2016, with a rare opportunity to hear traditional Korean and classical music in one place. This Christmas concert gives people the chance to listen to a selection of carols re-interpreted with traditional Korean instruments.

The Contemporary Gugak Orchestra

Since its establishment in 2004, the Contemporary Gugak Orchestra of the National Gugak Center has steadily expanded its musical programme. With over 90 periodical concerts and 150 planned performances to date, the company has rapidly made a name for itself in Korea and beyond. Whilst inheriting the creative spirit of traditional music, it has embraced the history of Korea’s creative music and developed a diverse programme of events. With a constantly evolving programme, the company strives to reflect the trend of the times, playing a key role in developing and expanding the base of creative Gugak music.

Grace Yeo

Grace Yeo studied at Guildhall School of Music & Drama for her master studies as a scholarship student. Recently she completed Advanced Diploma course (Doctoral level 8) with Prof. Christopher Elton at Royal Academy of Music. Since winning the Beethoven Society of Europe’s Piano Competition in 2009, She has given recitals and concerto performances throughout Great Britain, as well as in France, Italy, Germany, Finland and South Korea. The Independent Newspaper celebrated the “sparkling authority” of Grace’s return recital at the Wigmore Hall in December 2013, “displaying her talents across a wide variety of styles.” by. Her forthcoming engagements include appearance of piano concerto at Royal Albert Hall in April 2017 and solo recitals in Provence, France and South Korea.

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