Monday, October 23, 2017

Concert "We are One" [Sat. 7 PM, 10.28.2017]

We are living in the days of divisive suspicion and hatred. KCB  presents “Hana - We are One - Concert” to support Gateway Presbyterian Fellowship and the Kenyan Immigrant Community.

The organizers of the concert that include several musician friends who performed in our Oasis Cafe concerts, invite the Brookline community to come and enjoy music together! 

Saturday, October 28th, at 7 pm at The Korean Church of Boston, Main Sanctuary, 32 Harvard St. Brookline (Street Parking is available & at 20 Kent St.) The ticket may be purchased via or at the entrance on the day of the concert. 

The program includes chamber and vocal music by Mozart, Grieg, Debussy, Brahms, Bernstein, Piazzolla, Jazz arrangement of Gospel music as well as Korean and Kenyan songs!


Monday, September 4, 2017

"Autumnal Melacholy" - Oasis Cafe [September 16, 7 pm]


Oasis Café Music Night presents “Autumnal Melancholy,” an evening concert featuring violinist Kina Park and pianist Hee Yeon Chi performing music by Mozart, Grieg, and Stravinsky.

Violinist Kina Park received her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. She is currently a violin faculty member at The Concord Conservatory of Music and performs regularly with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Hee Yeon Chi received her Master of Music degree and a Graduate Diploma degree at the New England Conservatory, and the Doctor of Musical Arts at Boston University. An internationally acclaimed pianist, Ms. Chi is currently a member of the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Continuing Education.

Music from "Songs my mother taught me"

Videos from the Oasis Cafe last May. (Note: Due to malfunction of our main video camera, part of the higher quality footage was lost and we ended up with low resolution videos.)

"Dream with Me" by L. Bernstein for his musical 'Peter Pan' performed by Yeongeun Kim (sp), Yumi Bae (c) and Clera Ryu (p)

Three Schumann Songs transcribed for cello and piano performed by Yumi Bae (c) and Clera Ryu (p)

"Songs My Mother Taught Me" performed by Yumi Bae (c) and Clera Ryu (p)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Songs My Mother Taught Me - Featuring two cellos, two piano and a voice [5 - 21 Sunday 5 PM]

It is Spring and the month of Family and Mothers! Boston based musicians Yumi Bae, Hwakyung Jang (cellos), Clera Ryu, GaYoung Bae (pianos) and Yeongeun Kim (soprano) are preparing a program of Dvorak’s famous piece “Songs my mother taught me” arranged for cello, Debussy’s cello sonata and the waltz from Shostakovich’s Five Pieces for Two Cellos. It will also feature two cellos collaborating with Berklee jazz pianist GaYoung Bae on a famous folk melody from Korea, and more including several vocal pieces. Please note that this Oasis Cafe concert will be held on Sunday afternoon (5-21, 5 PM). 

May21 poster letter


Several Oasis Cafe friends featured in a recent CJ/Berklee tribute video

This year, the Korean rock pioneer Joon Hyun Shin, the “God Father” of Korean Rock, is receiving the honorary Doctor's degree from the Berklee College of Music. For the occasion, several young Korean Berklee alumni gathered and recorded a tribute rendition of one of his best known songs "Beautiful Rivers and Mountains".

There, we are excited to spot several Oasis Cafe alumni, too. Kyumin Shim and Yu Rang Han on pianos, Sung Huh on vocal, and Ki Woong Choi on drums. We really appreciate that these creme de la crop of young Korean musicians have graced our stage over the years!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Some Assembly Required - Oasis Cafe This Saturday [4.22.Sat 7 pm]

Mixed chamber ensemble Some Assembly Required will be presenting their biggest and most ambitious program to date in the upcoming Oasis Cafe concert. Dedicated to providing one-of-a-kind events for a wide range of audiences, Some Assembly Required aims to reinvent the format of a “classical" concert. The group is excited to invite seven of Boston's best wind players to assist in "Theme and Variations," a program featuring Oliver Caplan's Krummholz Variations, Stravinsky's Octet for Wind Instruments, and Schubert's "Trout" Quintet.

Schubert's "Trout" Quintet will be performed in a nontraditional manner. Instead of violin, viola, cello, and double bass with piano, the "Trout" will be performed with flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano. Fitting into our concept of theme and variations, the variation movement of this quintet quotes a melody from Schubert's Lied "Die Forelle" (The Trout). Stravinsky's aesthetically beautiful Octet for Wind Instruments is not programmatic, but what Stravinsky protégé Eric Walter White calls a "rediscovery of sonata form."

SAR poster

Krummholz Variations was commissioned in part by SAR from Oliver Caplan, a composer we featured back in October on our "Metal, Voice and Strings" program. From Caplan: "'Krummholz,'" German for 'crokked wood,' are twisted trees that serve as gateways to the alpine zone... High altitude landscapes are a paradigm for beauty in the face of harshness."
To present this series of concerts, Some Assembly Required will be joined by many of the Boston area’s finest professional wind musicians.

Musicians:Nicholas Southwick, fluteWolcott Humphrey, clarinetAndrea Baker and Lauren Landry, bassoonJason Huffman and Phillip Sullivan, trumpetJesse Metzler, tromboneJustin Croushore, bass trombone, Justin Stanley, horn, Cholong Park, piano

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

East Coast premiere of the Korean film THE WORLD OF US

Belmont World Film will screen the East Coast premiere of the Korean film THE WORLD OF US as part of the 14th Annual Family Festival on Saturday, January 14, at 3:15 PM at the Studio Cinema in Belmont, MA.

According to the organizer of the Festival, it is one of the most beautiful films ever about childhood friendship and not to be missed!

Saturday, January 14, 3:15 PM
Studio Cinema,
 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA
Directed by Ga-eun Yoon
South Korea | 2016 | 95 min. | Korean with subtitles | Age 8+ ($9)

Sun, a 10 year-old girl from a poor family, is an outcast at school. During summer vacation she meets wealthy Jia, who moves to town to live with her grandmother because her parents are too busy to care for her. The two become best friends, but when school starts, Jia starts to hang out with the cool girls and distances herself from Sun. The two girls eventually realize they have more in common than they think. A rare vivid and delicate portrayal of the life of children. 

Tickets: $9. Purchase in advance at

For more information visit or call 617-484-3980.