June 13, 2024
Annapolis, US 82 F

Music and Meaning: A classic concert at UUCA

kim pianist 2On Friday, July 22, at 8 pm, classical pianist Sungpil Kim will perform “Music and Meaning” a concert featuring contemporary composers Dong-chang Lim and Youngmin Choi along with composers from the 1800s including Frederic Chopin, Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt.  The artist will also engage the audience in exploring how imagination plays a role in both music and in listening.  Rising artist Kim has performed with the Moscow Symphony, across the U.S., in the U.K. and in his native South Korea. This 4th Friday concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA), 333 Dubois Road. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/UUCA-concerts or call 410-266-8044 Monday – Thursday.

The concert will present a mix of classical music by European greats from the 1800s along with Eastern and contemporary influences.  You will enjoy Did the Dawn Lighten the East Window by Dong-chang Lim; Ballade No. 4 in F minor by Frederic Chopin; Franz Schubert’s sublime Sonata in B-flat major followed by Franz List’s spectacular Mephisto Waltz and culminating with Variations on a theme of Paganini by Youngmin Choi. Kim will share his thoughts along the way and explore how imagination plays a role in music inviting audience participation.

A prodigy of piano, Sungpil Kim won top prizes in six national competitions in Seoul during his first year of piano study including a grand prize at age 12. Recently he performed with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra followed by a recital at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. He is a guest artist and faculty member at the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy and has appeared as soloist with the Manchester Camerata in England, appeared on the Yamaha Rising Artists Series in Seoul and performed with the Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea. In 2015 he was heard by thousands in the New York metropolitan area live on WWFM. He has won prizes in international competitions as a Young Artist in Colorado, in a Manchester England International Piano Competition and in an International Music Competition in Tongyeong, Korea. 

Concert pianist Brian Ganz was the inspiration of the 4th Friday series, is Artistic Director and periodic performer.  All concerts are offered at 8PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA). Individual tickets are $15, and a Friday Five Pack can be obtained at the door for $60 ($12 per ticket). The next concert is August 26 and will feature Music and Poetry with Poets Michael Glaser and Deanna Nikaido joined by pianist Brian Ganz. See www.tinyurl.com/UUCA-concerts for future programming.


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