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Seoul Festival with the LA Phil: Night 2

Seoul Festival

Sat / June 7, 2025 - 8:00PM

Unsuk Chin’s haunting Clarinet Concerto and a Brahms showpiece for two rising South Korean stars.



About this Performance

South Korea is home to an ever-expanding cohort of inventive composers with fresh ideas and talented performers who have made names for themselves at many of the world’s finest concert halls. In the second of two Seoul Festival programs with the LA Phil, composer Unsuk Chin curates a night showcasing Korean composers and artists who are shaping musical culture and building connections from Seoul to Los Angeles. Herbert von Karajan Award-winning conductor Hankyeol Yoon leads the LA Phil in a world premiere by Whan Ri-Ahn followed by Han Kim performing Unsuk Chin’s Clarinet Concerto, which was called “a musical, out-of-body experience” by the Financial Times.

Violinist Inmo Yang and cellist Jaemin Han embody a young generation of South Korean performers who have turned major international competition wins into thriving careers. Yang and Han—the 2022 Jean Sibelius Violin Competition winner and top prize at the 2021 George Enescu International Competition respectively—combine forces for Brahms’ Double Concerto, which offers a musical conversation for its two soloists moving between joy and turbulence.

This performance is generously supported by the Bernice and Wendell Jeffrey Fund.

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