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!

THE WORLD OF US
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 http://www.ticketor.com/belmontworldfilm/event/the-world-of-us-24366?treferrer=SJK

For more information visit www.belmontworldfilm.org or call 617-484-3980.
 
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