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