K-music 2012

Maestro Seigerstam eased himself onto the platform looking like a cross between Brahms and a benign troll, long white beard resting on a generous stomach, long white hair reaching down the back of his tailcoat. With a waggle of his baton, the woodwind started playing Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Overture and the Shining K-Classics concert […]

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Concert notes: Be-Being’s Korean Masque Music Project at the QEH

by Philip Gowman 7 August 2012
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Be-Being (비빙) was the first of the five musical events of the All Eyes on Korea festival on the South Bank and set the scene well for the remainder. It was an evening of fusion: contemporary music on traditional instruments, with some of the numbers accompanied by traditional mask dances from a variety of traditions. […]

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Concert Notes: All Eyes on Baramgot at the Purcell Room

by Matthew Jackson 30 July 2012
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I had expected the five-piece ensemble Baramgot (바람곶) to provide a solid evening of traditionally folk-inspired Korean  music. Having attended a number of traditional Korean music performances before, I had a fairly clear idea of what I was in for, and I was looking forward to it. The 75 minute programme consisted of seven items, […]

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Shining K-Classics at the Royal Festival Hall

by Events Editor 22 July 2012
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The last of the All Eyes on Korea musical events is of Western classical music, featuring two of Korea’s best-loved classical stars: Shining K-Classics Date: 31 July 2012, 7:30pm Venue: Royal Festival Hall Violinist Sarah Chang and soprano Sumi Jo, Korea’s foremost classical musicians, will perform with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Leif Segerstam at the […]

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Korean Music Ensemble Baramgot at the Purcell Room

by Events Editor 22 July 2012
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LKL is a great fan of Baramgot, and they return to the South Bank with the added attraction of crossover haegeum player Ccotbyel. Not to be missed. Korean Music Ensemble Baramgot Date: 29 July 2012, 7:45pm Venue: Purcell Room Baramgot return to Southbank Centre led by Won Il, bringing a fresh approach to the mystical […]

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Pansori Project ZA at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

by Events Editor 22 July 2012
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This event should be the highlight of the All Eyes on Korea concerts at the end of July. Pansori Project ‘ZA’ performs Sacheon-ga Date: 30 July 2012, 7:30pm Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall Pansori, with its themed stories, is a form of musical theatre recognised by UNESCO, and Pansori Project ‘ZA’ bring these Korean songs of […]

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Gong Myoung: Walkabout at the South bank

by Events Editor 22 July 2012
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The second of the music performances in the All Eyes on Korea festival is Gong Myoung – at heart a percussion band, but the genres range much more broadly than that: Gong Myoung: Walkabout Date: 28 July 2012, 7:45pm Venue: Purcell Room GongMyoung, meaning ‘resonance’, is a quartet that presents traditional Korean music with a […]

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Be-Being presents Yimyeongongjak at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

by Events Editor 22 July 2012
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The first of the music performances as part of the All Eyes on Korea festival is a fusion of up-to-date music on traditional instruments combined with traditional mask dance: Be-Being presents Yimyeongongjak Date: 23 July 2012, 7:30pm Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1 8XX Mask cultures are some of the oldest forms of entertainment in […]

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Korean Music: Tradition, Innovation, and Identity

by Events Editor 16 July 2012
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For those not going to HJ Lim’s barnstorming debut at the Wigmore on Friday evening, there’s the last of this month’s All Eyes on Korea / Global Korea Lectures on aspects of Korean culture. Wish I could do both. If you’ve heard Keith Howard lecture before, you know you’re in for a fascinating evening at […]

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All Eyes on Korea: mark your diaries for the concerts at the end of July

by Events Editor 26 June 2012
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There’s some very special events coming up in a month’s time. Jennifer has raved about Gong Myoung before, and I rave about Baramgot whenever I can, they are so amazing. If the rest of the line-up matches these two acts, you’d be mad to miss any of them. Buy those tickets now. All Eyes on […]

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