Monday, October 31, 2016

News from our friends - Fall 2016

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Christina Cheon, who introduced many of us to the wonderful music of marimba, and impressed the audience with virtuosity, seriousness of her musical purpose, and mature professionalism, is trying to establish the Southern California Marimba group as a non-profit organization that aims to support artists and educational activities. If you are looking for a good cause to help young musicians work toward good cause, check out their crowdfunding project

Echae Kang, who performed a few years back as the violinist of the Aires de Argentina group, is busy in Korea collaborating with many up and coming artists. Recently, she put out her first solo album “Radical Paradise”.  

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Yu Rang Han, who recently played piano in the B2B show, has also made professional debut with the first CD titled “Gift”. You can check out her music in iTunes store:  

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And the last but not the least - Kiwoong Choi (drums) and Kyumin Shim (piano) who performed numerous times for Oasis Cafe and other concerts are back in Korea performing and teaching in colleges. Seungho Jang (bass), another Oasis Cafe alumni, will fly to Korea during the Thanksgiving week to join them in the Jazz workshop. 

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oasis Cafe & B2B present "Musically Yours on Broadway" [11.5 Sat 7:30 PM]

This Saturday, Oasis Cafe and The Broadway to Boston Theater Company present

“Musically Yours on Broadway - a Musical Talk Show”

at 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s Chapel at the Education & Community Center. 

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In this hilarious musical performance, Hilary Mayer, Ohkyung Kwon, Hugh Cha, and Izzy Taylor (some familiar from earlier Oasis - B2B collaborations) appear as guests in a talk show hosted by Heather Lee.  Guests share and discuss their recent performances and the actor's life as they perform popular musical numbers. This performance also features talented classical musicians Clera Ryu (piano), Soyoung Kwon (Violin), Yumi Bae (Cello), as well as Jihyung Hong (Drum). 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oasis Cafe presents "What is Noise" [10.8 7 PM]

This Saturday, Oasis Cafe presents series continues with What Is Noise, an award winning ensemble described as “precise, expressive, and convincing”* at 7:00 p.m. in the Children’s Chapel at the Education & Community Center. 


What Is Noise (Nicholas Southwick, flutes; Anastasia Christofakis, clarinets; Megan Arns, percussion; Cholong Park, piano; Joshua Burel, violin; Justin Page, cello) is an award-winning ensemble that has performed throughout the United States. The ensemble made its Carnegie Hall debut in May of 2014 as part of their “American Stories” concert tour that included performances in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and New York.

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What Is Noise is passionate about building community by performing culturally relevant music and remains a strong advocate for new music and educational outreach. What Is Noise is associated with Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL and has worked with composers Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Don Freund, Lansing McLoskey, David T. Little, Edward Knight, Tania Leon, Katherine Hoover, and Jennifer Higdon among others. Members of What Is Noise hail from Michigan, Connecticut, North Carolina, New York, Missouri, and South Korea. The ensemble’s name comes from an idea expressed by Jacques Attali in his book Noise: The Political Economy of Music that music has lost some of its inherent social value, as it has increasingly become a commodity. He expresses that there is intrinsic importance in the connection of the composers and performers with their shared community, and this is the way to obtain meaning through new composition.  Free concert and refreshments. Families welcome.