- April 13, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ORMACO, in collaboration with the Akron-Summit County Public Library, presents Jin Hi Kim, innovative komungo virtuoso and Guggenheim Fellow composer. Kim has performed as a soloist in her own compositions at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, Asia Society, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Royal Festival Hall (London) and around the world.
She is known as a pioneer for introducing komungo (geomungo) to American contemporary music scene and for extensive solo performances on the world’s only electric komungo with live interactive MIDI computer system in her large-scale multimedia performance pieces. She has developed her compositional concept “Living Tones” emerging from Korean traditional music in cross-cultural chamber and orchestral compositions. The New York Times wrote, “…virtuoso, Jin Hi Kim promises thoughtful, shimmering East-West amalgams in combinations that are both new and unlikely to be repeated.”
Kim will be joined by students from Fairlawn-Copley High School and others (TBA) in an evening of both traditional Korean komungo music, and innovative cross-cultural pieces.
This is an evening not to be missed!
The concert is free, but seating is limited. For more information call 330-722-2541.