Ensemble Collabo at Orvis Auditorium

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Depart­ment of Music will present a per­for­mance by the Seoul-based Ensem­ble Col­labo Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Orvis Audi­to­ri­um on the Mānoa cam­pus. The ensem­ble com­bines the raw emo­tion­al char­ac­ter of tra­di­tion­al Kore­an instru­ments with their West­ern coun­ter­parts, pre­sent­ing a music that con­nects worlds.

photo of Gui Sook Lee

Gui Sook Lee

Found­ed and direct­ed by com­pos­er Gui Sook Lee, Ensem­ble Col­labo per­forms a new reper­toire for haegeum, vio­la, geo­mun­go, piano, and Kore­an drums, rep­re­sent­ing an ele­gant and vibrant fusion of Kore­an and West­ern musi­cal sen­si­bil­i­ties. The pro­gram will include four new pieces by Gui Sook Lee as well as one by UH com­po­si­tion and the­o­ry pro­fes­sor Don­ald Reid Wom­ack.

The vis­it­ing artists from Korea, in addi­tion for direc­tor Lee, are Eun Ja Youn (geo­mun­go), Ha Ram Choi (vio­la), Youn Young Sung (haegeum, In Soo Kim (jang­gu), and Ki Jun Lee (piano).

Tick­ets will be avail­able at the door: $12 gen­er­al admis­sion; $8 seniors, UHM faculty/staff/students; UHM music majors free. The con­cert is eli­gi­ble for Mus 199 atten­dance cred­it. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, tele­phone the Music Depart­ment: 808–95-MUSIC.