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.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.