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presented by
The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Boston
Korean Cultural Society of Boston

Beyond Borders:
An American Composer's Korean Music Diary
the 70th ROK-U.S. Alliance

Friday, June 16th at 7:30pm

Sanders Theatre, Harvard University

45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

The Sanders Theatre requests you to show the registration at the ticket office for a paper ticket prior to entering the Theatre.


Hwangjonggung (황종궁)                                                                    Korean Traditional Court Music

flute, violin, cello, haegeum, gayageum, ajaeng, janggu

with five Dancers


Sonata for Two Violins in e minor, Op. 3, No. 5                           Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)

Sooyun Kim, flute; Jae Cosmos Lee, violin

Haegum Solo: Jinyangjo of Ji Young-hui School Haegum Sanjo     (지영희류 해금산조 중 진양조)                                                                 Junghye


Ajaeng Solo: Yun Yun Seok School Ajaeng Sanjo (윤윤석류 아쟁산조 중 중모리, 중중모리)

Yoona Kim, ajaeng; Ji-won Bang, janggu

Sonata for Violin and Cello                                                                   Maurice Ravel (1875-1837)   


            Très vif


            Vif, acec entrain

Jae Cosmos Lee, violin; Jacques Wood, cello

~~~~ Intermission ~~~~

“Korean Influence”


Gayageum Solo: Choi Ok Sam School Gayageum Sanjo     (최옥삼류 가야금산조 중 자진모리, 휘모리)


Seongeum (성음) for Solo Violin                                                          Richard Carrick (1971-)  

Jae Cosmos Lee, violin; 5 Dancers


Janggu Solo: Korean traditional Seoljanggo rhythm (설장고)

Ji-won Bang, janggu

Sandstone(s) (사암)                                                                                 Richard Carrick (1971-)            

flute, violin, cello, haegeum, gayageum, ajaeng

with five Dancer

Richard Carrick, conductor

Korean and American Folk Songs                                                      arr. by Richard Carrick           

flute, violin, cello, haegeum, gayageum, ajaeng, janggu

with five Dancers

Richard Carrick, conductor


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The Sanders Theatre requests you to show the registration at the ticket office for a paper ticket prior to entering the Theatre.

About the Performers

Richard Carrick co-founded Either/Or, an experimental chamber ensemble in New York City, and composed and conducted in various premiere concerts and festivals including the New York Philharmonic for the NYPHIL BIENNIAL 2014 Festival, the JACK and Mivos quartets, and Nieuw Ensemble. Carrick was awarded Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition, 2015–2016 and received many commission. Carrick studied at Koninklijk Conservatorium (the Hague), Stage d'ete at IRCAM (Paris), and Columbia University, and received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California. He serves as Chair of the Composition Department in Berklee College of Music.

American violinist, Jae Cosmos Lee, whose performances have been acclaimed as “Delicate and beautiful” (Syracuse Post-Standard) and “Bursting with color” (Boston Globe), is Concertmaster of the Cape Symphony (Cape Cod, MA), and co-founder of A Far Cry, the Grammy nominated, resident chamber orchestra of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. He is also Curator & Director of the Nth Degree Chamber Music Series based in Falmouth, MA, first violinist of the Boston based Pedroia String Quartet and the Associate Concertmaster of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Jae has been a guest artist with many ensembles and performed in concert halls throughout Europe, the United States, Canada and Asia. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, and has performed in many of the finest music festivals including Apple Hill, Aspen, Chautauqua, and Salzburg. Jae holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the New England Conservatory.

Noted for his fluency of playing, and expressive warmth, sensitivity, and technical ease (Boston Musical Intelligencer, Melrose Free Press), cellist Jacques Lee Wood is deeply committed to seeking out new areas in music to explore, Wood is a founding member of the Boston-based Antico Moderno, a period chamber ensemble that commissions new works for period instruments and StringLab, a duo with guitarist Simon Powis. Wood is currently cellist in the Pedroia String Quartet, resident musician and cellist in the Sumner Quartet with musiConnects (Boston), and is a principal player with the Grammy-nominated Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Bachsolisten Seoul, the American Baroque Orchestra. Since 2014, Wood has been a visiting artist at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and is a frequent guest artist at the Great Mountains Festival (South Korea),  and the Manchester Summer Chamber Music Festival among others. Dr. Wood holds a BM from the New England Conservatory of Music and a MM and DMA from Yale University.

Sooyun Kim performed with orchestras around the world including the Bavarian Radio, Munich Philharmonic, Munich Chamber, Boston Pops, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestras. She was also presented in recital series including the Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center and Seoul Arts Center, and was the first flutist to present a recital at the Louvre Museum’s “Concert a midi”. A winner of the Georg Solti Foundation Career Grant, Ms. Kim has received numerous awards and prizes including the third prize at the ARD International Flute Competition, and makes regular summer appearances at the Music@Menlo, Spoleto USA, Yellow Barn, Rockport, Olympic, and Chamber Music Northwest festivals. She is currently on the faculty of Longy School of Music of Bard College and teaches summer courses at the Orford Musique. Ms.Kim studied at the New England Conservatory under tutelage of Paula Robison. Praised for her tone that “shone like bright jewel” (San Jose Examiner), Ms. Kim plays on a rare 18-carat -gold flute specially made for her by Verne Q. Powell Flutes.

Hyun Chae Kim gayageum

Hyun Chae Kim graduated from Korean Gugak High Schoo, Seoul National University and the Graduate School, and obtained DMA degree from Seoul National University in 2018. She is a recipient of National Intangible Treasure Number 23, Gayageum Sanjo and ByungChang, and received President’s Award in 2019 at Gurye National Gayageum Competition. She was member and Education Manager of Jung-ga Society (, and now Director of GyeongGi District of Choi Oksam Gayageum Sanjo Society, and members of  Gayageum Performers Society and Asia String Instrument Exchange Society. She also teaches at Seoul National University and Gacheon University.

Jeonghyeon Joo is an award-winning haegeum performer, composer, improviser, and researcher who is an ardent advocate for new and experimental music. Joo’s work explores the somatic, corporeal relationship between musical instrument and body, frequently collaborating with composers, performers, visual artists, choreographers, film directors, and dancers. Her recent projects have been supported by Arts Council Korea and Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. She is a DMA candidate at the California Institute of the Arts and is on faculty at the California Institute of the Arts and Seoul Institute of the Arts

Gagok is a genre of traditional Korean vocal music sung by men and women to the accompaniment of a small orchestra. Yoona Kim was Artistic Director of Modern Gagok from 2016 until 2022, a group dedicated to creating contemporary stories through Korean sounds. She received her B.M. degree in Ajaeng Performance from the Seoul National University in Korea, and is enrolled in the M.M. program of Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory.

Ji-won Bang janggu

Member of Hwarangi of East Coast Gutpan (shamanistic organization), Ji-won Bang, strives for free creative activities based on the essence of tradition focusing on the power of human voices and the special values of instruments with traditional minimalist materials. Jiwon Bang graduated from Seoul National University and is recipient of National Intangible Treasure Number 82-1, Shaman Dance in Korean East Coast. Jiwon participated in production and/or performances including ‘East Sea Universe,’ ‘Next Step’ by National Dance Company of Korea, musical ‘Arirang’ and Harim & Blue Camel Ensemble. He received awards from Soolim New Wave Artists and Seoul Cultural Foundation.

Miro Magloire, the founder and Artistic Director of New Chamber Ballet, has created over one hundred ballets in his signature sculptural style. Magloire and his company have broken many boundaries in classical dance, from using an in-the-round presentation for all performances, to fielding its singular, all-female company of long-legged, virtuosic dancers.
Trained as a composer as well as a choreographer, Magloire is known for his ground-breaking collaborations with musicians and special affinity for cutting-edge contemporary music, as well as for the no-frills, unaffected aesthetic he has pioneered with his company.
Recent commissions include works for the New York Choreographic Institute, the American Academy in Rome, and the Sarasota Opera among others. In 2017 he was one of 25 arts leaders nationally selected for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Leadership Fellows Program. Magloire’s works have been performed at many companies including Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Stage and Ailey/Citigroup Theater.
Born in Munich, Germany, Magloire studied composition with Mauricio Kagel at the Cologne Conservatory of Music before settling in New York City. The recipient of several O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation Grants, he was profiled in a 2008 full-page article in the Sunday NY Times.

Anabel Alpert dancer

Anabel Alpert has been a principal dancer with New Chamber Ballet since 2018, appearing in lead roles in numerous ballets and dance films by Miro Magloire. Prior to joining the company, she was a member of the Sarasota Ballet, Ballet Austin, and the American Contemporary Ballet in Los Angeles, performing featured roles in works by George Balanchine, Sir Frederick Ashton, and Matthew Neenan among others. This past winter, she has appeared as a guest principal in Nutcracker productions of the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective and the Philadelphia Youth Ballet.
Ms. Alpert started her early dance training in South Florida with Boca Ballet Theatre, and went on to graduate from Miami City Ballet's Pre-professional Program.

Megan Foley dancer

Megan Foley has been a principal dancer with New Chamber Ballet since 2018, featuring in five full-length ballets and several revivals by Miro Magloire. Ms. Foley was also a member of the Oklahoma City Ballet Studio Company and the New York Dance Project, where she performed in works by George Balanchine, Kenneth MacMillan, Gerald Arpino, Helgi Tomasson, and Robert Mills.
Ms. Foley received her training at the International Ballet School in Colorado and the San Francisco Ballet School.

Nicole McGinnis dancer

Nicole McGinnis joined New Chamber Ballet in 2021 as a principal dancer, and has since originated roles in four ballets by Miro Magloire. After training in Pasadena, California, and at the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet in Los Angeles, Ms. McGinnis joined the Graduate Program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, where she had the opportunity to perform with the Pittsburg Ballet Theater in works by George Balanchine and Terrence Orr.

Amber Neff dancer

Amber Neff has been a principal dancer of New Chamber ballet for twelve years, during which she originated several dozen roles in works by Miro Magloire, Gabrielle Lamb, and Constantine Baecher. This winter, her appearances with New Chamber Ballet were honored as "Standout Performances of the Year 2022" by the leading American ballet publication, Pointe Magazine. Ms. Neff has danced with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Boston Ballet, Richmond Ballet, the Eglevsky Ballet, Emery LeCrone DANCE, and Claudia Schreier and Company, and the Intermezzo Dance Company.
Ms. Neff began her training in New York at the Dance Design School, where she completed the RAD vocational examinations. She went on to train at the HARID Conservatory in Florida on full scholarship, and later graduated from the the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theater in New York.

Rachele Perla dancer

Rachele Perla has been a principal dancer with New Chamber Ballet since 2017. Since joining the company, she has originated countless roles in ballets by Miro Magloire and Richard Isaac. A native of West Boylston, MA, Ms. Perla received her early dance training at the Boston Ballet School before earning her BFA in Dance at Fordham University/The Ailey School. She has performed works by George Balanchine, Mikko Nissinen, Alvin Ailey, Adam Barruch, Amy Hall Garner, and Robert Hill.

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