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Sooyun's Fantasias: Our Mini-Festival Finale!

Sooyun's Fantasias: Our Mini-Festival Finale!

Sun, November 1, 2020 7:30 PM, EST

By the end of our Halloween weekend Mini-Festival, we'll have traveled the world and the ages together, and we've got a finale to settle us into Sunday night, and will ready us for an... unpredictable... week ahead.

Sooyun Kim is one of the leading flutists of our generation. She's played before symphony orchestras the world over, she's won prestigious international awards, she's a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center -- arguably the preeminent chamber music society in the world -- and, lucky for us, she loves Groupmuse! Indeed, many years ago, she brought her titanic and world-renowned talent to the cramped Cambridge, MA apartment that Groupmuse founders Sam and Kyle lived in for a groupmuse we'll never forget.

And now, she's showing up for us when we need her the most, donating this forthcoming performance so that all money raised goes to the Groupmuse Foundation.

She's prepared for us all 12 of Georg Philipp Telemann's Fantasias for Solo Flute. A contemporary of J.S. Bach, Telemann was probably Europe's most celebrated composer in his day. Each Fantasia is in a different key and with Sooyun's breath and in her hands, each Fantasia conjures a different world. Sooyun will pair each Fantasia with images of beautiful art by Brother Thomas Bezanson, a Benedictine monk and world-renowned ceramic artist, who wanted the sale of his work to help other artists, as his friends had helped him.

This performance will be a Premiere, recorded specially for our audience, and Sooyun will join us in the Zoom for the before and after chats.

Instead of purchasing tickets for this event, you can purchase bingo cards for when we play ONLINE BINGO with Sooyun. Why are we playing? To raise money for Groupmuse Foundation and it's a fun way to spend intermission together with Sooyun. We'll have prizes for the Bingo winners!

All bingo card purchases benefit Groupmuse Foundation.

Buy 1 Bingo card to support Groupmuse Foundation. (You can use the same card for multiple games)

If Online Bingo isn't your cup of tea but you want to contribute, you can buy Bingo cards without playing.

To increase your chances of winning, buy 2 or 3 cards. Or, buy 5+ cards!

We'll send you the link in the Zoom chat to play Online Bingo. No printing required! Just click on your phone or computer. (Questions? Please email [email protected].)

Note: The Bingo card serves as your 'ticket' or RSVP!


12 Fantasias for Solo Flute by G.Ph. Telemann

paired with images and quotes by a ceramic artist, Brother Thomas Bezanson

A contemporary of J.S. Bach, Telemann was a people's composer - his works that were commissioned by few selective members of aristocrats for special ceremonies were frequently performed in public concerts where anyone could enjoy.


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Sooyun Kim, about 1 year ago

Dear all,

Thank you so much for tuning into my concert last night!
It was so great to see all of you and I really appreciate your loving support and enthusiasm!
As Eric mentioned last night, somehow this experience felt more intimately we were all sitting across from each other in our living rooms..
There is so much joy in sharing and that's what keeps me going.. So thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my music with you all last night.. You blessed people are all so awesome!
Wherever you are, I hope that you all stay safe and healthy and that we can be together again soon. Until next time!


"People of blessing encourage me to stretch and grow in my work at a time when it is tempting to retreat" - Brother Thomas Bezanson.

Madeleine Downs, about 1 year ago

This was an incredible performance! Thank you so much for sharing! Your playing has a huge amount of energy & you did an amazing job at switching between the different characters in the various movements.
As a violinist I love Telemann! It was great to hear his works actually played on the flute! I’m working on his canonic sonatas for two violas right now - but they were originally written for two flutes! :) My mother and I really loved this performance - it definitely brightened everyone’s evening!


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