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PyeongChang Winter Music Festival 2016 Classic & Jazz plus
With a lineup of artists of top international stature, the PyeongChang Winter Music Festival proudly presents the second annual edition, from Feb. 15 to 19, in the 2018 Winter Olympic Village of Alpensia, PyeongChang.
It will mark the start of year-long cultural festivities in Gangwon Province leading to the Winter Olympiad.
Pianist John Beasley tops a cast of foremost jazz musicians including the bass player Darryl Jones. Cellist Myung-Wha Chung, pianist Yeol Eum Son and soprano Maggie Finnegan are among the classical music performers offering concertos and chamber music. Come and join us for the five days of musical bliss in the splendor of snow-capped mountains and feel the Olympic spirit.
PyeongChang Winter Music Festival
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Period Feb 15wed – 19sun , 2017
Venue Alpensia Concert Hall, (PyeongChang, Gangwon-do)
Program <Classic Program>
The classical portion of the festival can easily be called a “Parade of Young Stars” as pianist Yeol Eum Son has won high honors at the world’s most prestigious competitions, violinist Ji Young Lim captured the top prize in the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition, the internationally renowned cellist Isang Enders and soprano Maggie Finnegan who is the 2016 winner of International Singers Competition at the Kennedy Center. Yeol Eum Son concludes the orchestral concert with Gershwin’s immortal Rhapsody in Blue, while jazz breezes blow through other music by Ravel, Bernstein and Gershwin. The chamber music concert features melodies from an earlier age, but jazz overtones cannot be missed in songs offered by Maggie Finnegan. Another special rarity is the jazzy cello concerto by Gulda, presented as a keystone of the orchestra concert.

<Jazz Program>
Jazz is a kind of music where you find joy in discovery through the spirit of improvisation. John Beasley will introduce jazz for the first time in the program in a five-concert program featuring the variety and versatility of John Beasley’s musical interests. He will perform absorbing solo piano pieces, Contemporary jazz with his 3 Brave Souls band, showcase modern be-bop with a septet ensemble, and pay tribute to one of jazz legends most innovative composer Thelonious Monk who marks his centennial in 2017.

<Solo Piano>
John Beasley will play a suite of piano pieces that takes you through the arc of his influences and thoughts from classical, blues, be-bop, to modern expressions in jazz

<3 Brave Souls>
With another Miles Davis’s alumni Darryl Jones, John Beasley formed 3 Brave Souls to play contemporary jazz. Beasley and Jones took their jazz sensibilities and injected the music with contagious, penetrating R&B grooves with sweet sounds of southern soul

<Septet>
With 7 master instrumentalists, Beasley will play music from his Grammy-nominated album Positootly! which Jazz Times described as “This is what Jazz is all about: creative, virtuosic musicians with a high level of technique and artistry. People will look back at this album as one of the first Jazz classic albums of the 21th century.”

<MONK’estra>
Pianist jazz icon Thelonious Monk is renowned for his distinctive writing and playing style. Beasley takes Monk’s music, some written 80 years ago and captures his spirit, humor and unbounded swing in fresh arrangements infused with a New Orleans flavor, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban rhythms and atmospheric colors.
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