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[The 16th Regular Concert of FOCUS Percussion Ensemble] Held the Music Concert of Maestro Dong-uk Park

  • 14.12.04 / 박차현

Kookmin University held the 16th Focus Percussion Ensemble in the Concert Hall of Seoul Arts Center last October 13th. This regular concert was held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the music career of Maestro Dong-uk Park who is a pioneer of the classic percussion as well as a living legend of the musical circle in Korea.

Maestro Dong-uk Park Park who was a percussionist, composer, and conductor majored in western classical percussion for the first time among Koreans and after graduating from Mannes College of Music in New York, he studied conduction in University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Then, he worked as an instructor in the Mannes College of Music while establishing and conducting in the first percussion ensemble in Mannes College of Music. Also, he taught in Finch College in New York and University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and worked as the chief timpanist in the Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra.

Maestro Dong-uk Park came back to Korea upon taking the position as chief timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra in 1974. He laid the cornerstone for the Korean percussion, which was unexplored during that time, and contributed to the development of modern music. Moreover, his influence to creative music circle inspired and stimulated the composition of new works including percussion.

In this concert, ‘Mast I (1979),’ ‘Circular Cone (1980),’ ‘Sound, Light, and Joy (2014),’ and ‘Mast II (1998)’ were introduced. Especially, ‘Sound, Light, and Joy’ was premiered this time. Regarding this work, Maestro Park said, “When I look back at the 60 years of my music career, ‘sound’ has always been the goal of my quest” and added, “When I find new sound and focus on that ‘sound,’ I can listen to ‘the sound’ that starts from tiny vibration to reverberate the great universe. The fine vibration spreading from ‘the sound’ meets ‘light’ as if finding the mystery of the universe.”

Focus타악기 앙상블의 16회 정기연주회 개최 포스터

[The 16th Regular Concert of FOCUS Percussion Ensemble] Held the Music Concert of Maestro Dong-uk Park

Kookmin University held the 16th Focus Percussion Ensemble in the Concert Hall of Seoul Arts Center last October 13th. This regular concert was held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the music career of Maestro Dong-uk Park who is a pioneer of the classic percussion as well as a living legend of the musical circle in Korea.

Maestro Dong-uk Park Park who was a percussionist, composer, and conductor majored in western classical percussion for the first time among Koreans and after graduating from Mannes College of Music in New York, he studied conduction in University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Then, he worked as an instructor in the Mannes College of Music while establishing and conducting in the first percussion ensemble in Mannes College of Music. Also, he taught in Finch College in New York and University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and worked as the chief timpanist in the Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra.

Maestro Dong-uk Park came back to Korea upon taking the position as chief timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra in 1974. He laid the cornerstone for the Korean percussion, which was unexplored during that time, and contributed to the development of modern music. Moreover, his influence to creative music circle inspired and stimulated the composition of new works including percussion.

In this concert, ‘Mast I (1979),’ ‘Circular Cone (1980),’ ‘Sound, Light, and Joy (2014),’ and ‘Mast II (1998)’ were introduced. Especially, ‘Sound, Light, and Joy’ was premiered this time. Regarding this work, Maestro Park said, “When I look back at the 60 years of my music career, ‘sound’ has always been the goal of my quest” and added, “When I find new sound and focus on that ‘sound,’ I can listen to ‘the sound’ that starts from tiny vibration to reverberate the great universe. The fine vibration spreading from ‘the sound’ meets ‘light’ as if finding the mystery of the universe.”

Focus타악기 앙상블의 16회 정기연주회 개최 포스터

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