ACM Global Connections Concert: Korean Composers

Lecture Series

November 6, 2015


Assembly Hall

Chicago’s Access Contemporary Music teams up with the Seoul-based Korean National Composers Association to present a concert of music from three generations of leading contemporary Korean composers.  This event was named by Chicago Magazine as one of “Fall’s 25 Must-See Performances!"

The music will be performed by ACM’s resident ensemble Palomar, on flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion.  The ensemble will perform music by composers Eunhye Kim, Jiwon Kwon, Do-Won Yu, Eunjae Lee, Jinok Cho, Gowon Choi, Kyungshin Im, and Sangbong Nam.

Meet the Ensemble

The Chicago Tribune names Francesco Milioto “one of the best young conductors working in the Chicago area.” Since his debut in the Chicago area just over a decade ago he now balances a busy career conducting a wide range of orchestral and operatic repertoire while maintaining a full schedule as a pianist and vocal coach.

Alyson Berger, cellist, is an active free-lance performer and recitalist in the Chicago area. A native of New York, she began studying cello at the age of 7 and made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 with New York`s Orchestra de Camera playing the Lalo Concerto.

Sebastian Huydts studied piano in Amsterdam with Edith Lateiner-Grosz at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In addition, he took post-graduate classes with Rian de Waal. He participated in piano master classes with György Sebök, Stephen Bishop, and Earl Wild, and took Chamber Music lessons with Tan Crone. He has performed solo, with orchestra and in chamber music throughout Northern Europe and the Midwestern USA and has appeared on Dutch, Spanish and Chicagoland radio.

Christie Miller is an active freelance clarinetist and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony, CUBE, Access Contemporary Music, Palomar, The Music Institute of Chicago’s Four Score Festival, Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, CUBE and Fulcrum Point New Music Project, among others. She received the Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet from the University of Houston and a Master of Music Performance degree from DePaul University where she studied with Larry Combs. 

Born in Taiwan, violinist Jeff Yang came to the U.S. at the age of eight and grew up in the Seattle area. He gave his first solo performance with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra at age 19 playing the Vivaldi Four Seasons and later became concertmaster of the Emerald City Philharmonic, an orchestra he helped co-found.

Open to the public.  Tickets are $20 at the door, $12 online, and $8 for students and seniors (door only).  Free for students with UCID.

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Sponsored by the Global Voices Performing Arts Series, the National Korean Composers Association, and Suwon University in Seoul.