Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Tongyeong Int'l Music Festival celebrates life of late composer


Tongyeong will be filled with artistic energy in late March with music fans from all around the world in attendance.
The 8th Tongyeong International Music Festival will be held from Mar. 27 to Apr. 2 in Tongyeong, Korea's beautiful port city on the southern coast.
Tongyeong International Music Festival began life in 1999 as a one-time recital to pay tribute to Yun I Sang (1917-1995), a world-famous Korean-born German composer who grew up in Tongyeong, but it has been held every season of each year since 2004.
The title of this latest festival is "East and West," named after Yun's work "Ost-West-Miniaturen" (A short piece of East and West) for oboe & cello (1994).
As the Asian Contemporary Music festival will be also held in Tongyeong during the festival, this spring's event is expected to present a more diverse program and be larger in scale than last year's festival.
The Munich Chamber Orchestra will be on stage to give the opening concert on Mar. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Hall of Tongyeong Arts Center.
Another must-see is the ACL Young Composers by the Asian Festival Ensemble on March 29 to mark the Asian Contemporary Music festival. The Asian Festival Ensemble is composed of young musicians aged under 30.
On April 2 there will be a solo cello recital by Bartosz Koziak and the Tongyeong International Music Festival Ensemble will perform the final concert to close the week-long event.

For more information about the concert schedule, visit here

Written By Yoon Sojung (
Korea.net Staff Writer)

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