In the spirit of camaraderie and cooperation, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) and the Los Angeles Korean-American Musicians’ Association (LAKMA) will join forces to present Friendship and Harmony, a celebration of our shared humanity and strength of community, on August 17, 2019. Dr. Noreen Green, the Artistic Director for the LAJS, and Dr. Im Sang Yoon, Music Director for LAKMA, will share the baton for this concert. LAKMA and the LAJS will be joined by the combined voices of the Los Angeles Korean-American Musicians’ Association Choir and the Jewish Community Chorale.
The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and the Jewish Community Chorale are committed to building bridges of understanding through music. This celebration of the bonds between cultures is a perfect extension of that mission.
“The LAJS is proud to take part in this extraordinary concert celebrating our friendship with the Korean community,” Dr. Green says. “Both of our cultures have a strong commitment to morality, ethics, and building a better world. Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) is our motto, and what better way to express that than through music.”
Maestro Yoon and LAKMA share the excitement of their Jewish partners. “It is such a pleasure to work with the Jewish community!” he says. “The Jewish and Korean communities share much similar history/culture and it is music which could greatly express our relationship – we are 한가족(one family) under God. LAKMA and LAJS are pleased to present this concert together in unity.”
The performance will include the West Coast Premiere of Grammy Award-winning conductor/composer Lucas Richman’s latest piece, Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply, and the US Premiere of Byunghee Oh’s 한국의혼 (The Spirit of Korea). Traditional Klezmer and Korean instruments will be utilized during the program.