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South Korea tour with the Mina Cho quartet and guests

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Seoul - South Korea tour

-5/25/16 (Wed) 5pm-6:30pm Black Gospel Master Class@Seoul Jazz Academy, Seoul, Korea (Black Gospel Master Class) http://www.sja.co.kr/xe/index.php?document_srl=594873

-5/26/16 (Thur) 7:00pm-8:30pm Jazz-Gospel Concert "When the Wind Blows"@Far East Broadcasting Company Art Hall, Seoul, Korea https://www.facebook.com/febcnet/?fref=nf&pnref=story https://docs.google.com/…/10Mwk_BEd5bfZ9gCDPKVjiK…/viewform

-5/27/16 (Fri) 7:30pm-8:30pm / 8:50pm-9:50pm Performance@Jazz Club, Once in a Blue Moon, Seoul, Korea (Jazz and Originals from Mina Cho's Album "Love Transformation") http://www.onceinabluemoon.co.kr/schedule/schedule_pop.php

-5/29/16 (Sun) 9:00am & 11:00am Performance@Christian International Church, Daejeon, Korea http://toc.or.kr/work/

-5/29/16 (Sun) 9pm-11pm Concert@Club Evans, Seoul, Korea (Mina Cho's Album "Love Transformation" Showcase) http://clubevans.com/

Othello in the Seraglio

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 39 Main Street, Rockport MA

Othello, a uniquely powerful coffeehouse opera, tells an age-old story of passionate love and murderous jealousy. Sümbül, a Black slave in the 17th century Ottoman Court, rises to power and riches, only to come to a tragic end. The opera is performed on European period instruments and traditional Turkish instruments by an ensemble of 12 instrumentalists, singers and a storyteller. The story focuses on Othello in the Seraglio and is scaled to the intimate, informal setting of a coffeehouse in seventeenth century Istanbul (Constantinople). The storyteller spins out a well-known tale, a historically-based legend of love and jealousy, intensified by the crossing of boundaries between the free and the enslaved, white and black, Muslim and non-Muslim, East and West. The opera intertwines three different tales, including The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare, Un Capitano Moro (A Moorish Captain) by Giovanbattista Giraldi (Cinzio), and Kızlarağası’nın Piçi (The Bastard of the Chief Black Eunuch) by Reşad Ekrem Koçu.

The multi-layered script is by New England Conservatory music historian Robert Labaree, while the stunning score, by Boston composer and Grammy nominee Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, weaves together Italian Baroque and Turkish sources with his own newly-composed music into a tapestry of uncanny beauty. You have never heard anything like this before – because nothing like it has existed until now.

Sanlıkol’s “music is colorful, fanciful, full of rhythmic life, and full of feeling. The multiculturalism is…sophisticated, informed, internalized.” -Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

“brings timeless enchantment to this age-old tragedy…Gorgeous music.” Boston Musical Intelligencer

Esthema Live

The LilyPad, 1353 Cambridge Street , Cambridge MA

Join Esthema for an evening of classic Esthema compositions as well as pieces never before heard.

The performance begins at 7:30 at the Lilypad Inman (https://lilypadinman.com/) located at 1353 Cambridge Street (Inman Square) in Cambrdige.

The cover is $10.00 ($5.00 with student ID).

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an unforgettable night.

Details can be found at www.esthema.com.

Floyds Row - Concord MA

Main Streets Market & Cafe, 42 Main Street, Concord MA, 01742

FLOYDS ROW

for “sophisticated folkies” - Cambridge Day

Emily Noël - soprano & autoharp Asako Takeuchi - fiddle Andrew Arceci - viola da gamba, double bass & cittern Chris Ferebee - mandolin, guitar & cittern George Lykogiannis - accordion George Lernis - percussion

"In addition to the superb instrumentalists (a couple of bagpipes made a delicious appearance along the way), Peabody-trained soprano Emily Noël offered deftly sculpted singing. A classy enterprise all the way." Baltimore Sun

"Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing." New York Times

“...his modernistic approach to drumming, Lernis expands upon the restrictive role of timekeeper, playing a naturally flowing amalgamation of shifting rhythms that distinguishes his work from more typical mainstream jazz while maintaining an appealing sound.” Drumhead Magazine

Floyds Row - New York - NY

Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, New York, New York 10002

FLOYDS ROW

for “sophisticated folkies” - Cambridge Day

Emily Noël - soprano & autoharp Asako Takeuchi - fiddle Andrew Arceci - viola da gamba, double bass & cittern Chris Ferebee - mandolin, guitar & cittern George Lykogiannis - accordion George Lernis - percussion

"In addition to the superb instrumentalists (a couple of bagpipes made a delicious appearance along the way), Peabody-trained soprano Emily Noël offered deftly sculpted singing. A classy enterprise all the way." Baltimore Sun

"Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing." New York Times

“...his modernistic approach to drumming, Lernis expands upon the restrictive role of timekeeper, playing a naturally flowing amalgamation of shifting rhythms that distinguishes his work from more typical mainstream jazz while maintaining an appealing sound.” Drumhead Magazine