Jo Sumi

As the Olympic flag was passed from Sochi to the mayor of Pyeongchang, it was time for a brief preview of the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. The BBC voiceover was done by sports commentator Hazel Irvine, who had been handed a press briefing but no more. Helpfully, she identified that the bird characters on […]

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A reason to watch the Sochi closing ceremony

by Events Editor 18 February 2014
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A reason to watch the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics as they hand over to Pyeongchang 2018: LKL’s favourite jazz singer Nah Youn Sun will perform Arirang with classical star Jo Sumi and former Boohwal lead singer Lee Seung-cheol. Sounds like a variation on President Park’s inauguration ceremony. Source: Chosun Ilbo You can […]

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Battle of the Divas: Shining K-Classics at the Festival Hall

by Philip Gowman 9 August 2012
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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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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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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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Sumi Jo: totally fabulous singing Mozart

by Philip Gowman 26 November 2011
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Sumi Jo was totally fabulous tonight at the Cadogan Hall with the Academy of Ancient Music. Highlight was the encore – Mozart’s elaborate variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, in a duet with flautist Rachel Brown Keywords: Musicians: Jo Sumi Organisations and venues: Cadogan Hall

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Sumi Jo sings Mozart with the AAM

by Events Editor 4 November 2011
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A treat for Mozart afficionados later this month, as Sumi Jo joins the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr for an all Mozart programme at the Cadogan Hall. Read on for details of how LKL readers get a discount on the tickets: Academy of Ancient Music Sumi Jo sings Mozart Cadogan Hall Friday 25 […]

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Post-olympics celebrity and trivia round-up

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2008
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It’s been so long since I did a round-up of celebrity news, and nowadays my knowledge of what’s hot in the celebrity world is derived from looking at my site’s statistics where I can identify the google search terms which have landing people on my blog.1 So here is a collection of random stories from […]

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