Schedule of Events


  October 25 – October 29, 2017  |  Music Center Recital Hall, UCSC

   Free Admission for all 5 concerts!

1. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

Opening Concert: FROM THE ROOT

Traditional Court Music, Folk Music & Dance

Korea National Gugak Center (National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts)
Creative Traditional Orchestra

2. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM

Premiere Concert I: INTO BLOSSOMING

Borromeo String Quartet

National Gugak Center Chamber Ensemble

Festival Ensemble Korea

Guest artists

Conductor: David Milnes

New works by Cindy Cox, Sebastien Currier, Andrew Imbrie, Hi Kyung Kim,

LEE Young-ja, Vedran Mehinovic, Kurt Rohde, and Theodore Wiprud

3. Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:30 PM

Premiere Concert II: INTO BEING

New York New Music Ensemble

Festival Ensemble Korea

Conductor: Eduardo Leandro

New works by Benjamin Carson, Chaya Czernowin, CHOE U-Zong, David Cope,

Karlton Hester, Larry Polansky, Laurie San-Martin, LIM Jun-Hee, and Richard Carrick

4. Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:30 PM

Premiere Concert III: SPROUTING INTO

Young Composers’ Edition

Borromeo String Quartet

New York New Music Ensemble

Festival Ensemble Korea

Conductors: Nathaniel Berman, Eduardo Leandro

New works by Graduate Student Composers from UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Columbia University, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul National University:

Addie Camsuzou, BAE Seung-Hye, Ed Garcia,  Jon Yu, Pablo Rubio, Samuel Fibich Yulsman, Sanguk Kim, Sarang Kim, and SONG Jung

5. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:00 PM


Creative Traditional Orchestra of National Gugak Center

Conductor: CHUNG Chi-Yong

New works by BAEK Dae-Ung, Chinary Ung, David Evan Jones, Edmund Campion, George Lewis, LEE Geonyong, Shih-Hui Chen, and New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composer’s program: Madeline Schmidt and LEE Sangjin



 All concerts are FREE and open to the public.No tickets required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before advertised start time.

Parking permit required. You may purchase a permit from an attendant at the event. $4

Additional patron information on the Arts Division events web pages