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  • Seoul Museum of History Holding ‘The 8th Bukchon Music Concert’ at Baek In-je House

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    The Seoul Museum of History will host a music concert with the subtitle of <Touched> at the modern hanok ‘Baek In-je House’ with 100 years of history, located in Bukchon, Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, from 5pm on May 12, 2018. The stage will be prepared at a sophisticated traditional hanok, and some of the best musicians actively performing around the world will play at a touching concert.

    Professor Seo Hye-yeon, who has worked as a world opera singer of Korea, took position as the producer and music director of the program and plans to present the audience with sophisticated music from Korean traditional music to western classical music. It is anticipated to be a special and touching music festival where the audience could interact with some of the best musicians from Korea at a close distance in the midst of a beautiful atmosphere of a traditional house.

    ‘Bukchon Music Concert,’ which started its first concert in May 2016, will stage a total of four concerts in spring and fall of 2018. The concerts will be held on Saturdays at 5pm, on May 12 (8th), June 9 (9th), September 8 (10th), and October 13 (11th).

    For the first concert of this year on May 12 (Sat), Hornist Kim Hong-park, Clarinetist Cho Sung-ho, pianist Kim Jae-won, Pansori diva Kim Tae-hee, and drum player Jo Yong-bok will play music at the concert subtitled <Touched>. Following this concert, pianist Ilya Rashkovskiy, soprano Son Ji-hye, violinist Baek Ju-young, and pianist Kang Ji-hyeon will give a passionate performance at the June concert, <Subtitle: Passion>.

    Details of Bukchon Music Concerts in May and June can be found on the website of Seoul Museum of History (www.museum.seoul.kr) and Seoul Metropolitan Government (www.seoul.go.kr). Admission tickets can be reserved online or bought on site after 4pm on a First come, first serve basis on the day of the concert.

    ‘Baek In-je House,’ the location of Bukchon Music Concerts, was owned by Han Sang-ryong who was a banker during the Japanese colonial period. The owner of the house has changed numerous times since its first construction. Seoul City bought the house in 2009 from a descendent of Baek In-je, founder of Inje University Paik Hospital, refurnished the house as a historical house museum and has opened the site to the public since November 2015. A modern hanok representing Bukchon, ‘Baek In-je House’ offers a glimpse into the hanok culture of Bukchon, phases of the Japanese Colonial Period, and the lives of the high-class citizens of Seoul.

    Admission to ‘Baek In-je House’ is free of charge. Operation hours is from 9am to 6pm, closing every Monday (16, Bukchon-ro 7-gil).

    The 8th Bukchon Music Concert at Baek In-je House

    (May 12, 2018 (Sat), 5pm, Main Building Garden)

    □ Program

    • ○ Concert Subtitle: Touched
      – To present a touching sentiment filled with flowery scent of spring, along with elegant melodies
    • ○ Content: Horn, piano, clarinet, pansori
    • ○ Duration: 90 minutes (17:00-18:30)
    • ○ Host: Professor Seo Hye-yeon (Vocal Music Department, Seoul National University)
      The 8th Bukchon Music Concert at Baek In-je House
      Order Composer / Name of piece Performers
      1 F. Schubert
      Moment Musical No.3 /  Impromptu D.935 No.3
      Kim Jae-won, piano
      2 E. Grieg
      -Lyric Pieces op.12 no.1, Arietta/ no.6 Norwegian
      -Lyric Pieces op.54 no.3, March of Trolls
      -Lyric Pieces op.65 no.6, Wedding day at Troldhaugen
      Kim Jae-won, piano
      3 Gliere / Four pieces for horn and piano, Op.35
      Romance / Valse triste/ Nocturne/ Intermezzo
      Kim Hong-park, horn
      Kim Jae-won, piano
      4 R. Schumann – Drei romanzen, Op.94
      Schumann, Three Romances, Op.94
      Nicht schnell/ Einfach, innig/  Nicht schnell
      Kim Hong-park, horn
      Kim Jae-won, piano
      5

      Béla Kovács

      • Hommage a Manuel de Falla
      Cho Sung-ho, clarinet
      6

      R. Schumann

      • Fantasiestucke for Clarinet and Piano, Op.73
      Cho Sung-ho, clarinet
      Kim Jae-won, piano
      7 J. Brahms
      – Scherzo in c minor from F. A. E Sonata (Clarinet version)
      Cho Sung-ho, clarinet
      Kim Jae-won, piano
      8

      ‘Ssukdaemeori (disheveled hair),’ from Pansori Chunhyangga
      ‘When The Blind Shim opens his eyes,’ from Pansori Simcheongga

      Kim Tae-hee, Pansori
      Jo Yong-bok, drum

    ※ Performers, pieces and orders of performance may change depending on circumstances.
    ※ The event may be canceled in case of rain.

    The 9th Bukchon Music Concert at Baek In-je House

    (June 9, 2018 (Sat), 5pm, Main Building Garden)

    □ Program

    • ○ Concert Subtitle: Passion
      – Presenting melodies of powerful healing and passion, like that of the burning sun
    • ○ Content: Fantasie for Violin and Piano, Korean songs, Lieds
    • ○ Duration: 90 minutes (17:00-19:30, hosting and performance)
    • ○ Host: Professor Seo Hye-yeon (Vocal Music Department, Seoul National University)
      The 8th Bukchon Music Concert at Baek In-je House
      Order Composer / Name of piece Performers
      1 C. Debussy / Estampes for Piano llya Rashkovskiy,
      solo piano
      2 Paganini-Liszt / La Campanella for Piano  llya Rashkovskiy,
      solo piano
      3 F.Schubert-Fantasie for Violin and Piano in C Major, D934 Baek Ju-young, violin
      llya Rashkovskiy, piano
      4 C. Saint-Saens / Introduction and Rondo
      Capriccioso for Violin and Piano
      Baek Ju-young, violin
      llya Rashkovskiy, piano
      5 P. de Sarasate /Zigeunerweisen for Violin and Piano Baek Ju-young, violin
      llya Rashkovskiy, piano
      6

      V. Bellini / Sei Ariette

      Son Ji-hye, soprano
      Kang Ji-hyeon, piano
      7 Kim Seong-tae / Dongsimcho Son Ji-hye, soprano
      Kang Ji-hyeon, piano
      8

      Lee Young-jo / Arirang

      Son Ji-hye, soprano
      Kang Ji-hyeon, piano

    ※ Performers, pieces and orders of performance may change depending on circumstances.
    ※ The event may be canceled in case of rain.

    Photo Records from Concerts in 2017

    □ The 4th Bukchon Music Concert at Baek In-je House <Eoullim> (May 27)

    Solo Gayageum Solo Voice
    Solo Gayageum Solo Voice
    □ The 5th Bukchon Music Concert at Baek In-je House <Yearning> (June 24)

    Solo Daegeum String Quartet
    Solo Daegeum String Quartet

    Baek In-je House Photo Records

    Baek In-je House Photo Records
    Main Building Garden (performance location) View of Main Building Garden
    Main Building Garden (performance location) View of Main Building Garden