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“TIMF Ensemble Sound on the Edge 2 - Oboe +”: Ensemble TIMF said it will showcase modern classical music featuring the oboe as part of its “Sound on the Edge” project on Sept. 7 at Ilsin Hall in Hannam-dong in Seoul. It is the second of the three-phased “Sound on the Edge” project. The performance will include not only solo oboe pieces but a duet with cello and a performance with a string trio as well. Oboist Chun Min-kyung and Ensemble TIMF will stage Witold Lutostawski Epitaph for Oboe and Piano, Isang Yun OstWest-Miniaturen fur Oboe und Violoncello, Antal Dorati Duo Concertante for Oboe and Piano, Luciano Berio Sequenza VII per Oboe and Harrison Birtwistle Oboe Quartet. 
Oboist Chun Min-kyung (Ensemble TIMF)
Oboist Chun Min-kyung (Ensemble TIMF)

“Hyundai Capital Invitational Jo Su-mi Park Concert”: Hyundai Capital is to hold an Invitational Jo Su-mi Park Concert on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at an outdoor stage of the Olympic Park’s 88 Jandi Madang. Since 2007, the financial company has been holding its Invitational performance series. Last year, BBC Symphony Orchestra was invited. Soprano Jo’s concert program will be a variety of opera arias under the theme, “songs of gypsy and bohemians.” The arias include “Gypsy Carmen” in Bizet opera “Carmen,” “I Hear the Sound of Cymbals” in Lehar operetta “Gypsy Love” and “Oh Lovely Maiden” in Puccini’s “La Boheme.” Conductor Steven Mercurio, tenor Joseph Calleja, violist Richard Yongjae O’Neill and the Korea Symphony Orchestra will collaborate. Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won. Children under 5 will not be admitted. For tickets, visit privia.hyundaicard.com, www.clubbalcony.com or www.interpark.com. Tickets will open on Aug. 16.

“Seven Stars”: Seven classical music stars will gather in Daegu, Jinju and Incheon in early September to perform together. Led by maestro Chung Myung-whun, cellist Yang Sung-won, pianist Son Yeol-eum, violinist & violist Lee Yu-ra, violinist Shin Ara, cellist Young Song and guitarist-composer Lee Byung-woo will stage chamber music. The program includes de Fossa Guitar Trios No.1 in A Major Op. 18-1, 4, Schubert Piano Trio No.1 in B flat Major, D. 898, Paganini Medley and Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor Op. 60, “Werther.” The performance will take place at Suseong Artpia in Daegu on Sept. 4, Gyeongnam Arts Center in Jinju on Sept. 6 and Incheon Culture and Arts Center in Incheon on Sept. 8. Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won. For more information, visit www.cmikorea.co.kr or call (02) 518-7343.

“Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra’s Russia Sentimental”: A special concert featuring Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky is to be held at the Seoul Arts Center’s Concert Hall on Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. With new artistic director and conductor Geum No-sang, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra will deliver the unique sounds of the Russian symphony with pianist Suh Hai-kyung on Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. The second part of the program will be Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Geum studied conducting at Wien Music Hochschule, under Professor Otmar Suitner, the general music director and conductor of the Staatoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, from 1980 to 1985. He has been invited to conduct orchestras in Austria, Macedonia, Italy, China, Taiwan and Japan. On returning to South Korea, he conducted the prestigious KBS Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won. For details, call (042) 610-2262.
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