PERFORMANCES & NEWS
A second performance of Accents Catalans (2016), a Symphonic overture based on Catalonian folk, will be performed by the Bucheon Philharmonic with Maestro Youngmin Park at a subscription concert in Bucheon on September 30, 2016. Accents Catalans (‘Catalan accents’), a Symphonic overture based on Catalan folk commissioned by the Bucheon Philharmonic of South Korea and Maestro Youngmin Park, was premiered to an enthusiastic audience at the Concert Hall of the Seoul Arts Center during the Orchestra Festival Series on April 10, 2016.
[Check Maestro Park’s new CD on SONY Records featuring Mahler’s 6th Symphony!]
This June, Elisenda’s Symphony #1 for Symphonic Band was recorded for Naxos by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona with maestro Salvador Brotons. On July 15, two movements of the Symphony were performed at the annual summer concert at the Plaça del Rei in Barcelona.
The Ensemble La Mer et L’île has commissioned Blue and black for piano quartet to raise awareness of Dokdo Island and the East Sea. This piano quartet is based on Korean folksongs, including Jeongseon Arirang. The second movement of this work (The song of ancient peoples) will be premiered at Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore on October 2, 2016, and performed at the Concourse in Sidney, Australia, on October 15, 2016. The entire quartet will be premiered on November 27 at Hongkong Academy for the Performing Arts. On May 12, 2016, this ensemble performed Voces de mi tierra for violin, cello & piano in Ulleung Island and at IBK Hall, Seoul Arts Center on June 3. La Mer et L’Ile is non-profit organization
composed of renowned artists and scholars.
This foundation aims, among others, to raise awareness of Dokdo Island and the East Sea through
music, art, dance, litterature and other scholarly works.
Wandering Spirit (2013) for violin and piano was recently performed several times in Barcelona by Heriberto Fonseca, violin, and Keiko Ueno, piano, at the Museu National d’Art de Cataluña (MNAC) (July 2, 2016), at Puig Pianos (June 27 ), and at Sole Luthiers (April 30).
On May 27 pianist Jinha Park performed Homenatge a Mompou in Kumho Art Hall in Seoul along with piano works by Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann. Homenatge a Mompou was premiered in 2006 by Dutch pianist Marcel Worms and was written as an homage to Catalonian composer Federico Mompou. The score is available from the publisher Friedrich Hofmeister.
Pianist Mijung Im performed Mirage for piano at her Korean tour this spring, including her recital at IBK Hall at the Seoul Arts Center on March 29, 2016, 8 pm. Other locations included Mokpo National University, Concert Hall, on March 22, 5PM; Geochang Concert House Inc. on March 23, 7;30PM; Wonju Space Sammu, on April 2, 7;30PM; and Busan Cinema Center, Haneulyeon Theater on April 7, 7:30 PM. (Her recital also included works by Phillip Glass, W. L. Gillock, and Piazzolla. In 1998, Mijung Im premiered Mirage at Merkin Hall in New York City after winning the Gold Medal at the San Antonio International Piano Competition in 1997 where Mirage was the commissioned work.