Monday, November 19, 2012

Highlights from the Evening of Korean Pop 2012

We captured the best bits from the evening of Korean Pop.

Pictures from the concert...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sumie Kaneko to perform in TEDxBeaconSt

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Those who come to our Oasis cafe concerts may remember Sumie Kaneko's performance from last August. She impressed us much with very interesting performances of her own music which felt traditional and modern at the same time.

Apparently, it is not just us who share appreciation of this gifted musician. She (and her pupils?) is performing (Sunday morning, Nov 18) in the upcoming TEDxBeaconStreet event to be held in the Lincoln School this weekend. TEDx is the satellite (regional) spinoff from TED talks, which feature leading thinkers and activists in all facets of our society and culture. Many of you may know how prestigious it is to be invited to participate there. Kudos for Sumie!

Here is the speakers list of the event.

Check here for general information about TEDxBeaconStreet. About TED.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Korea Foundation Day at MFA [Nov 16, Friday]

MFA (Museum of Fine Art), Boston's premier art museum, opens the newly renovated gallery for the Arts of Korea on Nov. 16 along with special music performances and talks.

Musical Performance: Gong Myoung, 6-7 pm and 8-9 pm, Remis Auditorium

Insider's Artist Talk: Kang Ik-Joong, 5:30-7 pm, Druker Family Pavilion 159

More information can be found here.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Scenes from the Haffner Sinfonietta Chamber Players' Concert

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Preparing for the Evening of Korean Pop

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Liberty in North Korea

SHIFT has happened at Brookline not once but TWICE!
Over the course of two days -- once on Saturday (3rd) another on Sunday (4th), over 80 people came out to SHIFT their view on North Korea from its political regime to its suffering people. The campaign began with a short introduction to the SHIFT, then screening "The People's Crisis" and ending everything with a Q & A session with the amazing LiNK Nomads, Justin, Chi and Sonny.
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All of us signed a manifesto as well to get directly involved with SHIFT campaign even after the event was over. Of course, as the ECC's tradition, we've enjoyed refreshments afterwards and mingled with each other talking of North Korea's Human Rights Issues. We want to thank LiNK Nomads for giving us this wonderful opportunity, the Brookline Community for coming out and supporting this cause, and our Father for being with us every aspect of the way.
Every view of this embedded video helps the organization and its cause. To find more about it, check it out here. (If you've missed the chance to be part of SHIFT, please contact us and we will personally invite you to be part of its mailing list.)
- Somhang Hope K.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Journey from the Romantics to the Classic

This coming Saturday, three superb classical musicians will give a chamber concert of music by Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. The violinist and maestro J. Park is the conductor of the Haffner Sinfonietta.

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The program for the evening is as follows:

Piano trio in d minor op.49 2nd movement by Mendelssohn Andante con moto tranquillo

Fantasy pieces op 73 for cello & piano by Schumann Zart und mit Ausdruck; Lebhaft, leicht; Rasch und mit Feuer

Piano sonata op.11 f#minor 2nd , 3rd movement by Schumann Aria Scherzo e intermezzo

Violin sonata no.3 in d minor op. 108 2nd movement by Brahms Adagio

Hungarian Dance no.1 by Brahms

Piano trio in D major op.70, no.1 by Beethoven Allegro vivace e con brio Largo Assai ed espressivo Presto

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our musician friends from Aires de Argentina is putting out their debut album

Members of the group Aires de Argentina, most of whom had moved to the Bay area after graduation from Berklee has formed a professional band and putting out their first album. About a year ago, they had presented us with a fabulous concert of World music. Check it out and help them if you can!

To help them fund their venture, check out their kickstarter page!