Open Space: Musical Families (bilingual event in English and Korean)
October 17, 2020 8:00PM EST
Presented in partnership with Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music
Two married couples, violinist Hyeyung Yoon and cellist Gregory Beaver, co-founders of Open Space Music, and pianists Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank, will come together from their respective homes in Jersey City and Cincinnati to present a program of solo and duo works. They will traverse many musical landscapes performing works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, Ravel, Texu Kim, and more. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Sonata Serrana No. 1 for piano four hands is inspired by the distinctly Andean concept of mestizaje as championed by Peruvian folklorist José Maria Arguedas whereby cultures can co-exist without one subjugating another. Texu Kim’s Pali-Pali, duo for violin and cello, is inspired by a common Korean expression, which is similar to ‘chop-chop’ in English but much more present, almost as a lifestyle – hard working AND efficient. Come and share the new realities of family and musical life of artists during the pandemic, and how we all have to draw inspiration from the Pali-Pali spirit!