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KPO has been a representative institution in the cultural life of the Korean-American community for the past 43 years. KPO’s primary aim has been to strive to foster a mutual respect of different cultures, and a meeting of minds through a joint appreciation of music. Recognizing that music is, indeed, the universal language, KPO is committed to bridging the gap and stimulating dialogue between groups of different ethnic backgrounds as well as different generations across and within those ethnic groups. KPO also seeks to provide the City of Los Angeles with a forum to showcase exceptional musical talent, to develop the talents of aspiring musicians and to give musicians the opportunity to collaborate with fellow musicians. The quality of our presentations together with the dedication of the Board of Directors and our community, allow KPO to thrive and develop into legitimate interpreters of both Asian folk and classical, and Western classical music. Under the direction of Maestro Raymond M. Cho, KPO has explored the many aspects of both Asian and Western cultures. KPO is dedicated to identifying and presenting new and different ways to introduce culturally significant works.
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The History of LAKPO
KPO was established in 1969 and incorporated in 1993 under the leadership of Maestro Raymond M. Cho. Maestro Cho is the 1991 recipient of the prestigious “Prix de Martell” which honors champions of classical music and is the dean of the Eubanks Conservatory of Music and Arts. Since its inception, KPO has presented two to four concert per year ranging from Asian Folk Music to Western Classical Music including fully staged opera productions. KPO performs regularly at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles, but have also performed in churches and other venues across Los Angeles and Orange County. The venues include such notable landmarks and concert halls as the Hollywood Bowl, the Wiltern, UCLA Freud Playhouse, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and Spreckels Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park in San Diego.
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KPO has presented over 108 concerts featuring some world renowned soloists such as pianist, Ju Hee Suh and violinist, Dong Suk Kang, and choirs from Korea and from our local community. KPO has been invited to perform at functions such as the Inaugural Korean Festival in San Diego, the Annual Korean Festival in Los Angeles and the Easter Sunrise Service at the Hollywood Bowl. KPO has presented innovative concerts such as the “Friendship Concert” which was a joint effort between the Korean-American and African-American communities in the wake of cultural turmoil and civil unrest in Los Angeles during the riots, featuring soloists representing both communities performing music of their respective cultures accompanied by KPO and an 80-member combined choir from both communities. And with coaching in language and diction provided by KPO, the “Night of Korean Lyric Songs” featured two non-Korean vocalists singing Korean Lyric Songs in the Korean language with much acclaim.
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Raymond M. Cho, Founder & Emeritus Conductor
The genius behind the activities of the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra and its founder is its director, Raymond M. Cho. Maestro Cho, a flutist by training, received his early musical education in his native country, Seoul, South Korea. As a young man, he was a flutist for the Korean Army Symphony Orchestra. He received both his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees at the California Institute of the Arts. Maestro Cho has taught at the Sherman School of Music as well as in the Compton High School District. Currently, he serves as dean of the Eubanks Conservatory of the Music and Arts in Los Angeles.
 
He has performed in goodwill concerts throughout Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Formosa, the Philippines, Okinawa and Vietnam. In 1985 and again in 1989, he was invited to China to conduct the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and was appointed the permanent guest conductor of the Shen Zhen Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra in the 71st Annual Easter Sunrise Service at the famed Hollywood Bowl. Maestro Cho has performed on television and radio several times throughout his career.
In October 1991, Maestro Cho was awarded the prestigious “Prix de Martell,” whose recipients include such notables as Sir George Solti and Zubin Mehta, and in December 1991, he was recognized by the government of the Republic of South Korea for his outstanding contribution to the Korean-American community in Southern California.
 
 
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The History of LAKPO

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"The History of LAKPO"

KPO was established in 1969 and incorporated in 1993 under the leadership of Maestro Raymond M. Cho. Maestro Cho is the 1991 recipient of the prestigious “Prix de Martell” which honors champions of classical music and is the dean of the Eubanks Conservatory of Music and Arts. Since its inception, KPO has presented two to four concert per year ranging from Asian Folk Music to Western Classical Music including fully staged opera productions. KPO performs regularly at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles, but have also performed in churches and other venues across Los Angeles and Orange County. The venues include such notable landmarks and concert halls as the Hollywood Bowl, the Wiltern, UCLA Freud Playhouse, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and Spreckels Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park in San Diego.

KPO has presented over 92 concerts featuring some world renowned soloists such as pianist, Ju Hee Suh and violinist, Dong Suk Kang, and choirs from Korea and from our local community. KPO has been invited to perform at functions such as the Inaugural Korean Festival in San Diego, the Annual Korean Festival in Los Angeles and the Easter Sunrise Service at the Hollywood Bowl. KPO has presented innovative concerts such as the “Friendship Concert” which was a joint effort between the Korean-American and African-American communities in the wake of cultural turmoil and civil unrest in Los Angeles during the riots, featuring soloists representing both communities performing music of their respective cultures accompanied by KPO and an 80-member combined choir from both communities. And with coaching in language and diction provided by KPO, the “Night of Korean Lyric Songs” featured two non-Korean vocalists singing Korean Lyric Songs in the Korean language with much acclaim.

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Choral Fantasy, Op. 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven

LAKMA with Los Angeles Korean Philharmonic Orichstra

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1969년 창단되여 108회 연주를 베토벤의 밤을 연주하는 LA 코리안 필하모닉 오케스트라 (LAKPO)는 창시자 초대 지휘자의 조민구씨는 끊임없는 노력으로 지휘자로 최고의 상인 “Prix de Martell,” (수상자, Sir George Solti and Zubin Mehta등) 지휘자상을 1991년 10월 수상하였고 음악을 통하여 다수민족이 살아가는 LA County에서 이웃들과 문화의 교류를 증진하고 한인 음악인을 육성하고 신인발굴 및 우수한 음악인들에게 수많은 연주기회를 주었습니다.

LAKPO는 언어는 달라도 서로 이해 할 수 있는 음악의 장을 통하여 세대의 차이와 인종간의 격차를 해소하고 문화적 자극을 통하여 미주사회를 밝게 하고 특히 미주 한인사회에서 최다 105회 연주회수로 미국사회 소수민족의 문화정서를 높이고, LA 코리안 필하모닉 오케스트라와 협연한 연주자들이 이제 미국 주류음악계인, 뉴욕 필하모닉 오케스트라 부악장, 음악대학 교수 및 연주자등으로 미 주류사회에서 역량을 보여주고 있으며, 현재 상임 지휘자인 윤임상교수는 월드미션 대학교(WMU) 음악학과 과장으로 미서부 한인사회 음악계는 물론 미국과 한국 음악계에서도 초청 강의와 연주를 하는 인정받는 지휘자입니다. 

최근 2009년 8월 베토벤의 9심포니 합창을 LAKPO와 디즈니 콘서트홀에서 성공적으로 공연하였고 2009, 2010 사랑의 쌀 자선음악회 공연을 대부분 단원들이 음악을 전공하는 전문가들로 구성된 합창단원들이 교포사회에 헌신하는 아름다운 연주를 하였습니다. 
음악인들이 한마음으로 이웃사랑을 실천하는 MPAK과 더불어 불우아동을 돕는 108회 자선음악회를 통해서 한마음으로 함께 이웃을 도우며 한인사회의 문화 정서와 한인사회 더 나은 품격을 지키고저 합니다. 이제까지 이웃돕기 연주회가 계속이어질 수 있도록 도와주신 여러분들에게 감사드리며 뜻있는 분들의 보다 적극적인 참여를 기대합니다.
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IM SANG YOON Conductor 지휘자 소개

 IM SANG YOON is the director of the Music Department and a Professor of Choral Conducting at the World Mission University (WMU). He is well known for his passionate interpretations, and outstanding performances of major choral works with orchestra. He is also a clinician and lecturer, who has conducted master classes and seminars in America and in South Korea. He lectured at the Epochal Choral Seminar, the largest choral seminar in Korea, and was also a lecturer and a clinician at the Jubilate Press seminar.
He has been involved in numerous benefit concerts involving the Korean-American communities. Some of his benefit concerts were: Food for Needy, 2009, 2010, -Oratorio Messiah by Handel, Elijah by Mendelssohn, WMU Scholarship Concert 2009 – Walt Disney Hall, Symphony #9 by Beethoven, Na Num Mission – Youth drug prevention center, 2011 – A Mid-Night Summer Dream by Mendelssohn, Korean War Veteran Memorial Concert, 2008 – Requiem by Verdi, and Korean Festival Day, 2007 – Gun, Gon, Gam, Ri by Hyo Won Woo.
He holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Chung Ang University in Seoul. Since moving to the United States, he continued his studies in Choral and Instrumental Conducting at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, where he studied under William Dehning and Hans Beer, and completed the Master of Music program in Choral Conducting. He subsequently received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting at American Conservatory of Music (ACM) in Chicago, where he studied with Dr Richard Schultz, a former chair of the Telemann Society.
He established the School of Music at the Shepherd University and served as a professor there, and then moved to the World Mission University and founded its music department. Currently, he serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles Korean Philharmonic Orchestra (LAKPO), the Los Angeles Korean Musicians Association (LAKMA), and the Music Director of WMU Chamber Choir.


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