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Music & Morsels: Impromptuo - Piano & Violin

Presented by Osher Marin JCC and National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance at Streaming Arts

Oct 04 2023
Music & Morsels: Impromptuo - Piano & Violin

Music &Morsels: Impromptuo - Piano & Violin

Concert debut of Impromptuo — an innovative improvisation-focused duo made up of violin & piano

* Wednesday, October 4, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT

Don’t miss the Alliance concert debut of Impromptuo — an innovative improvisation-focused duo made up of violinist Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim and pianist Joey Chang, who use their classical training and improvisation as a means to present programs full of spontaneity.

This also questions the classical tradition, whether it be open-score works or pieces of the classical canon with added improvisations, while remaining true to its identity and background.

Impromptuo blurs the borders between musical styles with the intent to strip away perceived hierarchies in today’s musical traditions. Their program includes:

  • Bach – Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor (BWV 1017)
  • Still – Pieces for Violin and Piano
  • Audience-suggestion improvisations
  • Mozart – Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-flat Major, (K. 454)

Save! Get “Early Bird” pricing before Oct 2nd.

About Impromptuo
Based in New York City, Impromptuo is an innovative improvisation-focused duo made up of violinist Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim and pianist Joey Chang. The duo has been commissioned and presented by Metropolis Ensemble, House of Yes, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Fifth Wall Performing Arts, and National Arts Diversity Integration Association in 2020.

They have also performed as part of the Variousound Sessions 2020 Residency, and co-founded Muzosynth Orchestra (formerly the Moving Orchestra) in 2019. Though primarily trained in European classical music, Impromptuo draws influence from traditions of free jazz, experimental electroacoustic music, etc., and suggestions from you!

Lim’s and Chang’s paths as improvisers crossed as the two began jamming together at the start of 2019. Having both undergone training at The Juilliard School, they looked beyond the world of European classical music and came to the practice of free improvisation.

As the duo performed more and especially into the COVID-19 pandemic with countless live-streamed concerts together, free improvisation became an essential part of their programming, presenting music eschewing labels and rather combining the duo’s multitude of influences.

Impromptuo was a recipient of a Chamber Music America 2021 Ensemble Forward Grant, made possible with generous support from the New York Community Trust, which has allowed them a prodigious opportunity to work with composer/multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey.


Tickets & Notes:
"Early Bird" Ticket: $12.50; available until 48-hours prior to the performance.

"Regular" Tickets: $15; available until the performance begins.

All tickets are 1) are per device, not per person on Zoom, and 2) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.

Program subject to change; refunds are not available if a program takes place.


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Additional time info:

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm