Loved Oakland Symphony's "Notes from Korea" at The Paramount Friday night!
Everything a community symphony should be. And pure joy as members of the Oakland Symphony (ever-so-musically) rustle paper, slap ￼their instruments, pop balloons, and blow bubbles. "Notes from Korea" is an ￼ambitious celebration of who makes Oakland that embraces young Korean artists, local and international. That's what Musical Director Michael Morgan does. Watch for these! Pianist Chang-Yong Shin shines in Fauré and Grieg. ￼Local composer Jean Ahn's work for the traditional Korean two-string haegeum and ￼orchestra spotlighted Soo Yeon Lyuh, the instrument's range and thrilling vocal capacities. Composer Texu Kim incorporates everyday sounds as he explores the complex roots of modern Korea.