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Pianist Jeeyoon Kim blends music, poetry and photography in new concert

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Pianist Jeeyoon Kim poses after a concert in this undated photo.

Award-winning pianist Jeeyoon Kim is debuting a mixed -media concert to coincide with the release of her new album "Siúm" on April 24.

The performance, happening at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla on April 24th at 3pm, is also titled "Siúm." It will incorporate elements of music, poetry and photography to present a unique way to engage and reflect on classical music.

Kim said she made up the word by combining parts of Korean words in a way that reflect her mixed style of performance. "Si" (pronounced "shee") means "poetry," while "úm" is the first part of "úmak," meaning "music."

For Kim, who calls San Diego home, the idea to blend different forms of media is intended to make classical music more accessible to a modern audience.

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"I think a lot of time classical music is known as difficult, and I wanted to make a point to people that it's just everyday experience — it's nothing different," Kim said.

Kim joined Midday Edition to share selections and insights from her upcoming concert.

"Siúm" will debut at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla on Sunday, April 24th at 3pm. Information for tickets can be found here.

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Namus Classics Presents 시음 /si-úm/ with Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim

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Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 3 PM
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
$48
From KPBS:"I think a lot of time classical music is known as difficult, and I wanted to make a point to people that it's just everyday experience — it's nothing different," Jeeyoon Kim said. Kim joined Midday Edition to share selections and insights from her upcoming concert.From the organizer:Join us for an unforgettable musical experience by award-winning classical pianist, Jeeyoon Kim, for her newest project, /si-úm/ which blends classical piano with poetry and black and white photography. 시음 pronounced as /si-úm/ is a made-up word meaning poetry and music in Korean. Kim delights audiences with innovative concert experiences imbued with a sparkling combination of sensitive artistry, broad emotional range, and impeccable technique. A native of South Korea, Kim has inspired a dedicated and passionate fan base by defying conventional wisdom and expanding on the traditional classical concert experience. She is an art activist, educator, podcaster, award-winning performer, and author of her new book “Whenever You’re Ready”. Location - The Baker Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.Visit Jeeyoon Kim on Facebook + InstagramVisit La Jolla Music Society on Facebook + Instagram