Classic Korea – A Good Will Concert Tour
The 50th Anniversary of the Consulate General of The Republic of Korea in Chicago.
A good-will concert tour sponsored by Korea Foundation.
The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago covers the 13 states in the Midwest, called the “heartland,” and is responsible for the largest area among all the Consulates General in the United States. Moreover, it has been home to more than 28,000 Korean-Americans, students and business people of Korea.
Classic Korea Artists: Jeongeun Joo – soprano, Jennifer Kosharsky – mezzo-soprano, Simon Kyung Lee – tenor, Jinuk Lee – baritone, Sojung Lee-Hong – piano, Sarah Yoon-Mayer – piano, Yoorhi Choi – violin. Bellissima Opera Guest Artists: Christine Steyer – soprano, Isabelle Meyer – soprano, Samantha Gay – mezzo-soprano, and Paul Geiger – Master of Ceremonies.
Repertoire: Koreans and Americans will be presenting a mixture of Korean Folksongs (including Bird Song, Bak-Yon Falls, A-Ra-Ri-Yo), Korean Art Songs (Your Face and Golden Mountain), as well as Opera and Broadway favorites (Hansel and Gretel, Rigoletto, The Merry Widow and Jekyll & Hyde), and the Prelude for Violin and Piano by George Gershwin.