London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Shining K-Classics at the Royal Festival Hall

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 … [Read More]

Korean Music Ensemble Baramgot at the Purcell Room

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 … [Read More]

Pansori Project ZA at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

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 … [Read More]

Gong Myoung: Walkabout at the South bank

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 … [Read More]

Korean Music: Tradition, Innovation, and Identity

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 … [Read More]