The 9th regular concert of Cantabile was held at the Main Auditorium on Sept. 19. An 81-member orchestra produced beautiful melodies and rhythms to accompany the concert. The orchestra performed “Danse Macabre op.40,” “Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor op. 11,” and “Carmen Suite.” Although the concert was held on Saturday, many people attended. Kim Dae-hwan (School of Architectural Engineering, ’13), the president of Cantabile, said, “It was the largest number of orchestra members and performance compositions ever, thanks to the active participation of freshmen and the assistances of seniors.
There were many percussion instruments, including a xylophone, tambourines, and a base drum, which were not used at the last concert. Brasses, horns, bassoons, and trombones also made the concert rich in sound. Every member rehearsed twice a week during the vacation, and we practiced until the day before to make a high quality concert.” He also pointed out, “We want to perform pieces that people are usually familiar with. ‘Carmen Suite’ is a famous piece. It was pleasant to play these pieces. ‘Danse Macabre op.40’ is the piece that Kim Yun-a used in her skating program. This concert was more exciting than the last, because there was a lot of dance music.”
Cantabile performed their first regular concert in 2006. They now perform at least twice a year: a spring concert and a regular concert. The spring concert is performed to welcome freshmen, and in the regular concert, the current and new club members create harmony together. There is one thing in particular that is special about Cantabile: their supervisor, Yu Ha-jin (Prof. of School of Computer Science), is also an orchestra member. President Kim said, “It is a distinguishing feature of Cantabile. He is not a strict but rather a familiar professor. Professor Yu is always truly an inspiration to us.” He added, “There are a lot of students who cannot play any instruments before they join. We welcome anyone who wants to play with us. It is not a common experience to keep in step with other people through music. How about experiencing it with Cantabile?”