Tickets: $20

An Exclusive Event of Music and Social Impact with renowned Violinist and Founder of the Lindenbaum Music Company Hyung Joon Won

The Concert & Panel Event

Classical violinist Hyung Joon Won embodies “art as a language of diplomacy” with his project One Harmony, a first ever combined classical orchestra of Koreans from both the North and the South peninsula. Hear Won perform and speak about his ongoing efforts to reinstate dialogue between the two Koreas through music. Accompanying Won is accomplished pianist Jun Cho - of Julliard and Rice University.

Following the concert will be a panel discussion with the artist, joined by panelists: CEO / Founder of Newsdeeply Lara Setrakian, Author Jieun Baek and CEO / Founder of The Human Rights Network Elias Popa. Learn from this group of artists and activists about the role of art as a vehicle for dialogue, diplomacy, and re-engagement between the two Koreas.

The evening will conclude with a meet and greet with Hyung Joon Won and the panelists and wine and hors d'oeuvre reception.

About the Artist & One Orchestra
Hyung Joon Won is a South Korean violinist widely recognized for his musicianship and national activism. A child prodigy, Mr. Won gave his first solo performance with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of ten. Before enrolling at Juilliard, he won grand prizes at competitions such as Juilliard Pre-College, the Kingsville International and New York Philharmonic. Mr. Won has worked with a number of world-renown orchestras as a soloist, including the Hong Kong Pan Asia Philharmonic, Massapequa Philharmonic, and the Marrowstone Festival Orchestra. In 1990, Mr. Won proudly represented South Korea when he performed at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland. The forum, which celebrated the 1990 reunification of East and West Germany, inspired Mr. Won to think of music as a medium of reconciliation. In 1996, he performed at the UN General Assembly Hall under the theme World Peace. Such performances strengthened his resolve to leverage his musical career for the reunification of North and South Korea.

In 2009, with the hope of creating a joint North and South Korea orchestra, Hyung Joon Won founded both the Lindenbaum Music Company and Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra. From 2009 to now 2016, through the Lindenbaum Music Company, Mr. Won has continuously launched apolitical campaigns that pushes for the inter-Korean orchestra project called “One Orchestra.” The Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra was realized with the preeminent Maestro Charles Dutoit, who is the current Principal Conductor of Royal Philharonic Orchestra. Gaining international recognition for his ambitious project, Mr. Won was invited to speak at Oxford Union in England (Feb 2013) and at Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in the inter-Korean border, Panmumjom, also known as Joint Security Area (Oct 2013). On August 15th 2015, the 70th anniversary of Korean Liberation, Mr. Won planned to hold a joint orchestra concert between the Koreas. Even though the execution of the concert was aborted due to high political tensions, Mr. Won believes that eventually, his dreams will come true. Mr. Won’s relentless efforts towards making his dream a reality is captured in the documentary film named “9 at 38,” soon to be released.

About The Human Rights Network
Founded in 2013, The Human Rights Network is a non profit registered 501 c3, creative engine that focuses on creating long lasting social change. OUR VISION IS UNIQUELY SIMPLE YET DEEPLY PROFOUND. We tell stories that change lives. Using art as a facilitator, we can empower education and awareness, dignify and humanize people and issues, and create opportunities for action towards long lasting systemic change. PROJECT ART AND DIALOGUE is a yearly event that aims to raise awareness of art as an effective medium that fosters a neutral environment for diplomacy, and engages the human element of social justice.

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