“2011 Ensemble DITTO Encore Recital”: Male ensemble group Ditto will hold an encore recital tour to thank fans for coming to their annual summer festival. Violist Richard Yongjae O’Neill, violinist Stefan Pi Jackiw, pianist Jiyong and cellist Michael Nicolas will hold the concert on Sept. 4 at the Seoul Arts Center’s Concert Hall on 2 p.m. The program includes Mozart Duo for Violin and Viola in G major, K. 423, Ravel Piano Trio in a minor, Massenet Meditation from Thais and Faure Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor op. 15. The same concert will be held on Sept. 2-18 in Seosan, Daejeon, Suwon, Gimcheon, Jeonju, Incheon and Pohang. Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won. For details, call 1577-5266 or visit www.clubbalcony.com.
Poster of 2011 Ensemble DITTO (Encore Recital)
“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.
“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.