Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Sep 10 2017 4:00 PM

Ensemble Ari

Jean Ahn’s Archimedes’ Principle plus works by Bartók, Dohnányi, and Schumann.

Jean Ahn, Director & composer; Heeguen Song, violin; Jiwon Evelyn Kwark, violin; Caroline Lee, viola; Sarah Hong, cello; Sharon Lee Kim, piano
with special guest Sooyeon Lyuh, haegeum

Béla Bartók Rhapsody No. 1
Ernst von Dohnányi Marcia from Serenade for String Trio
Jean Ahn Archimedes’ Principle
Robert Schumann Piano Quintet

“Ari” is a Korean word with multiple meanings: big river, wisdom and beauty. Ensemble Ari is a group of Korean American musicians in the Bay Area who wants to share this quality with the community. Our mission is to bridge Korea and other communities through western instruments while honoring Korean history and culture. Their program for Old First Concerts includes Jean Ahn’s Archimedes’ Principle, which uniquely blends the ancient sound of the haegeum with a piano quartet. The ensemble gave its debut concert in October, 2014 and has been a guest ensemble at UC Berkeley Noon Concert, St. Mary’s College Faculty Concert, Phos Concert Series, and Maybeck House Series among others. More information and recordings can be found at