The Sejong Cultural Society will hold a concert of Korean-themed music on Sunday, February 4 at 2 p.m. with a 4 p.m. reception, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The concert will be comprised of required pieces used in the Society’s annual music competition.
The Society has commissioned numerous composers to craft pieces with Korean themes, and it has collected more than 150 pieces over the two decades since its founding. The concert is a tribute to the contributions of composers, past competition participants, their teachers and families, and to the supporters of the organization.
The performers are the past winners of the Sejong Music Competition, with two special guests: Kyung Sun Lee, a violin professor at Indiana University, and Sojung Hong, a piano professor at Judson University. The keynote speaker will be David Ludwig, Dean of the Julliard School of Music in New York City.
The Sejong Cultural Society, a non-profit organization in Chicago, fosters awareness and understanding of Korea’s cultural heritage in the U.S. through outreach to youth and young adults through creative and fine arts. It holds musical composition and musical performance contests annually, as well as annual Korean poetry (sijo) classes and competitions, and an annual essay writing contest.
Tickets are $30 (students $10). Location is the Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois.