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East Meets West: Spring

Korean Sounds
Music / Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - 7:30pm / Hall One
£16.50 – £12.50 | Savers £9.50*

Cheonnyeongmanse
Saenghwang and Danso Byeonju ‘Yeomyangchun’
Ujo Sijo ‘Nabiya (Butterfly)’
String ensemble ‘Dodeuri’
Cheongseongjajinhannip
Gasa ‘Chunmyeongok (Spring Indolence)’


Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
Piazzolla (arr. Clint Edwards) Primavera Porteña (Spring) for piano quartet

Members from the Korean National Gugak Centre:
Gun Hoy Lee piri – double-reed oboe
Gap Su Han haegeum – fiddle-like string instrument
Seung Yeop Lee daegeum – bamboo transverse flute
Sung IL An janggu – double-headed drum
Yun Jung Ko gayageum – Korean zither with 12 strings
Sung Hye Yoon geomungo – blank crane zither
Oh Hoon Lee danso – vertical bamboo flute
Sung Joon Kim saenghwang – 17 bamboo pipes
Jee Young Chung yanggeum – hammered dulcimer
Il Ha Cho Sijo - Traditional three-verse Korean poem


Members from the London Philharmonic Orchestra:
Jeongmin Kim violin
Emmanuella Reiter viola
Pei-Jee Ng violoncello
Chiao-Ying Chang piano

The theme of the first concert in this East Meets West series is Spring. In the first half of this concert the Court Music Orchestra of the National Gugak Center will perform Korean music depicting a sense of the season. From ‘Cheonnyeongmanse’ (literally meaning a long period of time, referring to the eternal spring), a classical instrumental chamber suite, to ‘Chunmyeongok’ (Spring Indolence) for voice and instrumental quartet, the programme is full of lively sounds which evoke the beauty of nature and the season when life begins.

In the second half of the concert members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Chiao-Ying Chang have been invited to perform Fauré’s first piano quartet and an arrangement of Piazzolla’s Primavera Porteña (Spring). Fauré was barely 30 years old when he wrote the C-minor Piano Quartet, and going through an emotionally challenging period due to his broken engagement to the singer Pauline Viardot. The intense beauty and energy of this piece reminds us that there are seasons in a composer’s lifetime and career too. Fauré’s creativity began to bloom in this period and the piano quartet is certainly one of the best examples of his early years’ work, along with his first violin sonata.

 

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