Amidst the heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, what role can music play in realizing the reunification of North and South Korea? Activist, entrepreneur, and violinist Won Hyung Joon has dedicated the past decade to building the Lindenbaum Orchestra, an ensemble of young musicians who promote a vision of peaceful reunification and harmony through music. On Monday, October 9 they participated in an open rehearsal with the Yale Symphony Orchestra in Woolsey Hall. The program consisted of Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 "The Year 1905," IV. Allegro non troppo, and "Arirang Fantasy," arr. Sung Hwang Choi. The performance was conducted by Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada.
This event is co-sponsored by ThiNK (There's Hope in North Korea), Korean American Students at Yale, Korean Graduate Student Association at Yale, the East Rock Institute, and the Asian American Cultural Center.