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Sejong Music Competition Winners Concert and Award Ceremony


Sejong Music Competition
Winners Concert and Award Ceremony
January 10, 2010 (Sunday)
3 PM - 5 PM

Open to public - Free admission

Ganz Hall
Ganz Hall
Roosevelt University

(430 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, (312-341-3780)
As the Michigan Ave door is closed on Sundays, please use the Wabash Enterance
Enterance: 431 South Wabash Avenue, 7th Floor, Chciago

Performances by the winners from the 6th Sejong Music Competition
(Competition - December 6, 2009, Fine Arts Building PianoForte Studios).

Past Sejong Music Competition Winners Concert - January, 2009

Nathan Noh, Piano Senior Div 1st place
Nathan Noh
Piano Senior division 1st Place

Milyang by Heeyoung Yang

Transecendental Etude No.8

George Hyun, violin senior division 1st place
George Hyun
Violin Senior division 1st Place

Concerto in D minor by Aram Katchachurian

Johannes Gray
Johannes Gray
Cello Senior division 1st Place

Lullaby by Chan Ji Kim

Concerto for cello by Antonin Dvorak

Jennifer Cha
Jennifer Eugena Cha
Violin Junior division 1st Place

Joy of Ong-He-Ya by Misook Kim

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saens

Seung Joon Kim
Sung Joon Kim
Piano Junior division 1st Place

Ongheya by Jean Ahn

Ballade by Frederic Chopin

Sejong Music Competition

Ganz Hall
January 18, 2009

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2010 Korean American Day Cultural Celebration



2010 Korean American Day Cultural Celebration

January 13, 2010 (Wed)
Richard J. Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL. 60602
12:00pm-1:00pm - Opening Ceremony
Flag-Raising Ceremony with R.O.K. Marine Veterans Association of Chicago

Dance and music performances

  • Chung Ang University - Dance Department of Art College/ Korean Ballet, Seoul, Korea
  • The SeJong Cultural Society - Music Recital Performed by prize winners of the Sejong Music Competition: Laura Park, violin
  • Choom Sa Rang Korean Dance Group-Korean Traditional Music & Dance
  • Kyung Yong Lee, tenor
  • Yesoe Yoon, soprano
  • Hee Yeon Kim,soprano


January 10, 2010 (Sun)
Skokie Public Library-Radmacher Theatre
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL. 60077 
3pm-5pm Korean Cultural Presentations and art exhibition

  • Chung Ang University - Dance Department of Art College, Seoul, Korea
  • The Sejong Cultural Society - Music Recital Performed by prize winners of the Sejong Music Competition: George Hyun, violin and Christina Yeji Yoon, piano
  • Choom Sa Rang Korean Dance Group-Korean Traditional Music & Dance
  • Kyung Yong Lee, tenor
  • Yesoe Yoon, soprano
  • Bultasa Chorus



January 12, 2010 (Tues)
Morton Grove Public Library
6140 Lincoln Ave, Morton Grove, IL. 60053
11:30 - Film - Korea Travelog:
12:30 - Film - The Way Home (Korean with subtitles, 2003, PG, 88 min.):


More Information..



The Lincoln Trio 

The Lincoln Trio
will play Bloch 3 Nocturnes, a premiere by Conrad Tao and Chopin Pian Trio

Lincoln TrioJanuary 16 (Sat) and 17 (Sun), 2010

performance at Music In The Loft
1017 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
Phone 312-243-9233 / Fax 312-243-8440
E-mail to MITLoft@aol.com

Desiree Ruhsrat, violin
David Cunliffe, cello
Marta Aznavoorian, piano

Formed in 2003, the Lincoln Trio has emerged as Chicago’s most celebrated chamber ensemble.  Their recent release of  Jalbert’s Trio  received  rave reviews and  was hailed by Strad magazine as “sensational,  bewitching”.

The Lincoln Trio Website www.LincolnTrio.com.

More information on the concert at Music In The Loft website



2/21/2010 Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra - "Fantasy"

Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm


The Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra performs at:

Anne & Howard Gottlieb Hall
Joy Faith Knapp Music Center
(home of the Merit School of Music)
38 South Peoria Street


From the masterful Disney classical music animation, Fantasia, enjoy music by Bach and be spellbound by the fantasy of the mythical and magical Firebird of Stravinsky.

Nuiko WaddenBach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Pierne: Concertstück for Harp and Orchestra

Nuiko Wadden, Harp

Mussorgsky: Prelude, Khovantchina

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite


"On February 21st, the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Russell Vinick will be performing works of Stravinsky, Bach, and Mussorgsky, and will feature harp soloist Nuiko Wadden in the Gabriel Pierné Concerstück for Harp and Orchestra. The Concert will begin at 3:00 in the Merit School of Music, 38 South Peoria, here in Chicago. Nuiko Wadden is the principal harpist with Pittsburgh Opera, the Pittsburgh Ballet, and the Des Moines Metro Opera..."
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Tickets are available on concert days at the box office,
located just outside of Gottlieb Hall.
Adults: $15
Students and Seniors: $10
Tickets available prior to each performance. Advance sales through an Orchestra member.


3/28/2010 Serenade to Spring - Scholarship Benefit Concert

Scholarship Benefit Concert for Korean Young Artists


An Evening with Chamber Music-

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 6:00 PM
Herrick Chapel,
Judson University
1151 North State St., Elgin, IL 60123 


Program includes
Trio for piano, clarinet, & cello in B flat major by Beethoven
“Shepherd on the Rock” for soprano, clarinet, & piano by Schubert
Korean and Italian Art Songs


Sojung Lee Hong, piano
Nazar Dzhuryn, cello
Yoonjoo Rachel Song, clarinet
Eunsil Ra Kim, soprano

more information...




4/9/2010 Sijo Writing workshop

Sijo Writing WorkshopSejong Cultural Society and UIC English Department present
Sijo Writing Workshop for English teachers.

Professor David McCann, Korean Literature, Harvard University

April 9, 2010
10am - 3pm

at University of Illinois
Student Center East

Room #613
750 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 606012


Sijo is a Korean classical poetic form
(over 1000 years old).
It is like haiku. Three characteristics of Sijo:1. Its basic structure: 3 lines (14 - 16 syllables each line total 44-46 syllables):
line 1 of the 3 line pattern introduces a situation or problem.
line 2 develops or "turns" the idea in a different direction,
and line 3 provides climax and closure. - the first half of the final line employs a "twist"; a surprise of meaning, sound, or other device. 2. musical/rhythmic elements

3. the twist


more information on the Sijo Workshop. . . .

more information on sijo at www.SijoPoetry.com ...

download brochure



4/10/2010 Introduction to Sijo at Harold Washington Library

Harold Washington LibrarySejong Cultural Society and Chicago Public Library present
"Introduction to Sijo" by David McCann

April 10, 2010 (Saturday)
11 am - 1 pm
Chicago Authors Room (7th Floor)
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 948-8939

Free Admission - Open to Public

  David McCann

Learn about the traditional Korean poetic form known as the sijo
from Professor David McCann of Harvard University.


download brochure

more info ...






4/10/2010 Enchanted evening with Sijo, Wine, and Arts

Andrew Bae GalleryEnchanted Evening with Sijo, Wine, and Arts
at Andrew Bae Gallery
(Sejong Cultural Society event)

Wine & Korean Appetizers

April 10, 2010 (Saturday) 6 pm - 8 pm

Admission Fee - $30 per person (pay online)
(All proceeds go to Sejong Cultural Society)


Download brochure
Evening of Sijo, Arts and Wine

more info...




May 6 & 7, 2010  The Beethoven Project Trio

1The Beethoven Project Trio
George Lepauw  Sang Mee Lee  Wendy Warner

Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL


1With special guest

Larry Combs
Former Principal Clarinet
of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

In a program of Beethoven's Trios Opus 11 and Opus 38,
written with the option of clarinet OR violin: both versions will be performed!


FRIDAY  MAY  7  at  7 PM


The program will include all three Beethoven works recorded on the Cedille Records CD which will be available at the performance before its official May 25th global release date!

In addition, the BPT will perform the beloved "Archduke."

A reception will follow after the concert.

$20 for all. Free for students and children!
Questions? Purchase by phone? - 312-772-5821


May 8, 2010  Sejong Cultural Society presents Benefit Concert "East Meets West"

1Sejong Cultural Society Benefit Concert

Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wilmette Community Recreation Center
3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091

Preconcert reception at 7pm
Concert begins at 7.30pm
SilentAuction during intermission

The internationally renowned Lincoln Trio is performing Beethoven, Smetana, Chopin and Korean lyrical songs. Enjoy classical music and find hidden gems or delightful bargains at our silent auction.

Last year's benefit concert video clips index



12009 Sejong Music Competition
piano junior division winner
Seoyun Baek.

more info & reservation for the Benefit Concert ...



Seminar - Wisdom in Raising and Educating Children

love and classicChicago Classical Philharmonic presents
a Spring Concert  "Love & Classic"

Music Director: Choonnam Chung
Soprano: Patricia Rhiew

Sunday, May 16, 2010
5 pm

Salvation Army Mayfair Community Church
5020 N. Pulaski Rd. Chicago, IL 60630

Tickets: $30
(312-401-2224, 847-331-0987)

more info...








Seminar - Wisdom in Raising and Educating Children

지혜로운 자녀 교육 (한국어 강의) - Open to public (free) Lecture in Korean

May 22, 2010
5 PM - 8 PM

Glen of Glenview Park District - Lakeview Room
2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview, IL

James Choi, Ph.D,
  (Co-founder of SabioAcademy.com, and the president of iSabio.com)
Sun-Oak Choi, M.D., (Psychiatrist)
Kyuil Kim, Ph.D, P.E.
  (Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University)

james choi  sun ok choi   kyuil kim

Detail Info ...

Joyce Yang, piano at Ravinia Festival - American Masters: Bernstein / Copland / Gershwin

Joyce Yang, pianoRavinia Festival -
American Masters: Bernstein / Copland / Gershwin

Commemorating 20th anniversary of the deaths of  Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland

Sunday, July 11, 2010
5:00 PM

200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, Conductor
Joyce Yang, Piano
Orion Weiss, Piano

Reserved $25
Lawn $10

Gates open at 3:00 PM


Watch video at youtube - Joyce Yang talks about Leonard Bernstein


September 11  - Music In The Loft presents an evening of Jazz


Photo by Andre LaCrou 

more information...



September 25 - Pansori Project "ZA"  - Pansori Brecht SACHEON-GA

1Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's A Good Woman of Setzuan,
Pansori Project ZA reimagines this epic drama in Pansori Brecht SACHEON-GA. Pansori performance by Jarim Lee

Performance at MCA Stage:

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 7:30 pm

at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660 | 312.397.4010

Free with suggested donation of $15 at the door
Order ticket at MCA Ticket Office 312-397-4010

MCA Stage joins the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in presenting the 12th Annual World Music Festival: Chicago. This multi-venue, one-week festival showcases both traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures across the world. The festival line-up features a wide array of events throughout the city and the full schedule is at World Music Festival: Chicago

Pansori Project ZA
Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's A Good Woman of Setzuan, Pansori Project ZA reimagines this epic drama in Pansori Brecht SACHEON-GA. This work endeavors to create a modernized pansori whose narrative style integrates western dramatic elements. Performed mainly by a Sorrikun this genre of Korean traditional music uses humor and satire to translate Brecht's world into contemporary times.

More info at

Info in Korean

시카고 총영사관 웹사이트에 게시된 내용
제목 : “판소리 자” World Music Festival 참가

한국의 대표적인 현대 판소리 전문팀인 "판소리 프로젝트 자 " 가 주시카고총영사관과 국제교류재단의 후원으로 시카고시가 주관하는 World Music Festival에서 공연합니다.

판소리 자 팀은 아역스타 예솔이로 유명한 판소리꾼 이자람이 중심이 되어 공연하는 현대판 판소리 공연팀으로서 2007년도에 판소리 브레히트 사천가를 초연한 이후 국내외에서 호평을 받으며 명성을 높이고 있습니다.

특히 2009년 10월 서울아트마켓 Pams choice에 선정되고 2010년 5월 폴란드 콘탁 국제연극제에 공식 초청된데 이어 이번 시카고 월드뮤직페스티벌에 초청되는 등 국제무대에서 그 예술성을 높이 인정받고 있습니다.

판소리 브레이트 사천가는 9.25(토) 오후 7시에 시카고 다운타운 현대미술박물관에서 공연을 가질 예정이며, 9.24(금)에는 시카고 라디오 방송과 인터뷰를 갖습니다.

Source: Chicago Consulate General - Bulletin Board

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September 25 - 26  - Music In The Loft  - 2010-2011 season opening performance

September 25 (Sat) 8 pm and 26 (Sun) 3 pm
Music in the Loft
1017 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago


Desiree Ruhstrat, violin,
David Cunliffe,
Anna Steltenpohl,
Kristin Figard,
viola and
Tracy Figard,

2010 -2011 season opening performance .


Nocturne for Viola and Piano by Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Suite 1919 for Viola and Piano, Molto vivo by Ernest Bloch

Nielsen Romances for Oboe and PIano
Gliere Duo for Cello and Violin
The Catherine Wheel - - - - - - David Ludwig

more info at music in the loft website


September 11 - October 15 "Fortitude" Korean Artists Exhibition


Sep 11 - Oct 15

Skokie Public Library
East Gallery, 1st & 2nd Floor
5215 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077
847. 673. 7774

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 9:00pm
                        Sat.: 9:00am – 6:00pm
                        Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

36th Bi-Annual Exhibition of The Chicago Korean-American Art Association

Curated by Sun H. Choi,Younghak Kim, Sunggyun Moon, Seulgee Shin
Opening Reception: September 11, 2010, 3-5pm

변의숙, Uisuk Byeon            차민정, Minjeong Cha      최미강, Mi kang Choi     최선혜, Sun H. Choi
정용현, Yong Hyun Chung    홍인표, Inpyo Hong         홍정표, Jungpyo Hong
인은주, Eunjoo Rhea In         김문, Moon Kim              김주성 , Sung Ho Kim
김영학, Younghak Kim         이창렬, Chang Y. Lee       이강주, Kang Joo Lee  
이수연, Soo Youn Lee           이예승, Ye Seung Lee      문성균, Sunggyun Moon
오인정, Injung Oh                 신슬기, Young in Yang       유월은, Wouleun Yoo
윤일원, Ilwon Yoon                윤지원, Jiwon Yoon


more information and photos


October 9 - 10 North Park Art Walk

1North Park Art Walk

October 9 & 10, 2010
5500 Block of N. Kedzie


The 1st North Park Art Walk will take place October 9 & 10, 2010 from 12pm-6pm in Chicago's newest emerging art zone. Dozens of professional Chicago artists will display their works at galleries and warehouses along the 5500 block of N. Kedzie and in studios and storefronts on the 3200-3300 blocks of N. Bryn Mawr Avenues. An Artist's Opening will take place on Friday evening, October 8th from 5-9pm at the Koh-Varilla Guild, 5518 N. Kedzie.


    Over 40 local artists of various medium along with filmmakers will participate in this free event. Families are invited to bring their children to the North Park Art Walk. There will be a children's art project sponsored by Northeastern Illinois University. Documentary film screenings will be held on Saturday October 9th at Northside College Preparatory High School, 5510 N. Kedzie. For more info, visit www.northparkartwalk.org or call (773) 478-0202 ext. 25.




October 15 - Music In The Loft - Old City String Quartet

October 15th, 2010

1Old City String Quartet

Music In The Loft
1017 West Washington Blvd, Chicago IL 60607
Phone (312) 243-9233
Fax (312) 243-8440
E-mail: mitloft@aol.com


GRAND PRIZE WINNERS of the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. Old City String Quartet from the Curtis Institute of Music will play Mendelssohn and Bartok.

ticket info




October 17 - Music In The Loft - Ning An, piano

Sunday October 17th, 2010

Music In The Loft
1017 West Washington Blvd, Chicago IL 60607
Phone (312) 243-9233
Fax (312) 243-8440
E-mail: mitloft@aol.com

1Ning An

Ning An, piano has won top prizes from many of the most prestigious competitions, including the William Kapell, Queen Elisabeth, Santander and Cleveland International Piano Competitions. He will play works by Bach, Schumann and Chopin.

ticket info




November 13, 2010 - "Wine and Arts"

1Wine Tasting Event
6pm on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Andrew Bae Gallery, Chicago

A wine tasting and art exhibit to benefit the Sejong Cultural Society.

1Wine Tasting with Mr Marcel Flori
Marcel Flori, former maitre d' for Le Titi de Paris and noted wine expert will be our guide to a better understanding of matching wine with food. For this occasion, he has selected three wines to pair with popular Korean appetizers.

Bring your friends and enjoy a relaxing evening with excellent wine and food. Andrew Bae, owner of the gallery, will be in attendance to answer any questions about the artist and his work.

Andrew Bae Gallery
300 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

more info


November 14, 2010 - Wendy Warner, cello

Camerata Chicago Presents
1Wendy Warner

Chicago's most celebrated cellist
performing Haydn's Cello Concerto in D major.

When: Sunday November 14th, 3:00pm
Where: College Church, Wheaton.

Free will Offering
For more details please visit




December 2 - January 3, 2011 - Art Exhibition at Chicago Cultural Center " In & Out Fiber"

In & Out Fiber Art by Hyangsook ChoIn & Out Fiber Art by Hyangsook Cho

at Chicago Cultural Center
Renaissance Court Gallery
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

December 2, 2010 - January 3, 2011

Opening Reception
Friday, December 3, 2010
5:00 - 7:30 PM


Hyangsook Cho



Hyangsook Cho
recent awards:
Award of Best  Art of Show, Cultural Center of Chicago, Illinois, 2009
Awards of Excellence, Cook County of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 2007,2008



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