Department of Music Students performing Symphony Orchestra at Seoul Art Center
UOS Symphony Orchestra performed on September 21 at Seoul Art Center. Students from the Department of Music participated in this orchestral event. They hold diverse kinds of recitals every semester. In the first semester, the orchestra and a soloist performed The Night of Concerto. In the second semester, the students from the Department of Music put on regular concerts and operas biennially. This year, they offered a concerted singing and an orchestra recital as a regular concert.
First of all, the mixed chorus performed “Te Deum, H.146,” “Dreadful Hours,” and “Seashall” as a concerted singing. While “Te Deum, H.146” was composed in the 17th century as a song of praise, “Dreadful Hours” and “Seashell” were composed by a professor Lee So-yeon from the Department of Music. The composer wanted to describe about fear to die of Yun Dong-ju in “Dreadful Hours.” And the professor tried to express nostalgia about memory of peaceful childhood of poet in “Seashell.”
After the concerted singing was finished, the orchestra played their own instruments. They performed “Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture,” composed by Mikhail Glinka, and “Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95” and “From the New World,” composed by Antonin Dvorak.
Kwon Hyuk-jin (Dept. of Music, ’13), a piano major, said that “the most important thing in the recital is listening. That is because the orchestra songs are not just played by yourself. Each musician has to listen carefully to the others, so that they can be in harmony. This is more important than playing your own instrument well. The musicians performed the songs with empathy, so they hope the audience could sympathize with their sentiments.”
Note that “The Night of Concerto” has been planned for May of 2019 and “The Opera” will be performed in the second semester.