Orchestral Ensemble Seoul 

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"... stylish, alert, warm, and transparent with so much of the counterpoint

beautifully revealed in the most natural way. ..."

- Michael Fine (GRAMMY Award winning world-famous Classical Producer)

Orchestral Ensemble Seoul (OES) has since achieved unprecedented growth with extraordinary musicianship, developing a flexible repertoire from chamber music to classical symphonies and been considered one of the most promising chamber orchestras in Korea. OES is a non-standing festival orchestra founded in January 2014 by alumni of the College of Music at Seoul National University who are engaged in outstanding careers in Europe with the aim to create an authentic chamber orchestra. OES brings the highest quality of a chamber music through more than two subscription concerts a year in collaboration with both masters and globally beloved young Korean artists. From 2018 to 2020, celebrating 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, OES begins its three-year project to the "Beethoven Complete Symphonies & Piano Concertos Series". The history written by OES opens up the new potential for independently-run organizations in the Korean musical world and presents a role model for its successors. OES is managed by a flexible and democratic method that all the orchestra members accommodate musical opinions with the music director on an equal footing, and participate in the administrative and decision-making processes for the orchestra. Since 2016, forming partnership with the Social Cooperative EEUUM, OES has been continuously expanding opportunities for participating in culture of the underprivileged. Since 2017, OES has signed a contract with the NCM Klassik, a professional label for classical analogue recording.

This is footsteps of Orchestral Ensemble Seoul.

Thursday 2 January 2014

Founded as the SNU Chamber Orchestra

Appointed Gyu-Seo Lee as the 1st Music Director & Chief Conductor

Orchestra Studio at College of Music, Seoul Nat'l University, Korea

Thursday 8 May 2014

1st Subscription Concert

SNU Chamber Orchestra & Violinist Bomsori Kim

J. Sibelius Impromptu for String Orchestra

W. A. Mozart Concerto in B♭ for Violin and Orchestra, KV 207  | Vn. Bomsori Kim (winner of the 62th ARD Int. Music Competition)

W. A. Mozart Divertimento in D for Strings, KV 136

E. Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings, op. 47

20:00 Chamber Hall at Sejong Centre, Seoul, Korea

Monday 29. December 2014

2nd Subscription Concert

Violinist Kyung Sun Lee's Four Seasons

A. Vivaldi Violin Concertos "Four Seasons"  | Vn. Prof. Kyung Sun Lee (Music Director of Seoul Virtuosi)

H. Wolf Italian Serenade for small Orchestra

G. Verdi Quartet in e for Strings (Orchestra Version)

20:00 Chamber Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Expanded to a chamber orchestra

Thursday 3 September 2015

3rd Subscription Concert

Flutist Hyeri Yoon's Mozart Concerto

W. A. Mozart Laudate Dominum, KV 339 (Orchestra Version)

W. A. Mozart Concerto in G for Flute and Orchestra, KV 313  | Fl. Prof. Hyeri Yoon (prize winner of the Geneve Int. Music Competition)

F. Haydn Symphony in f#, Hob.I:45 "Abschiedssinfonie"

20:00 Chamber Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

Tuesday 12 January 2016

Renamed as
Orchestral Ensemble Seoul (OES)

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Established a partnership with the Social Cooperative EEUUM

Thursday 3 March 2016

4th Subscription Concert

Special Concert "Best loved Serenades"

E. Elgar Serenade in e for String Orchestra, op. 20

W. A. Mozart Serenade in G for Strings, №13, KV 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

A. Dvořák Serenade in E for String Orchestra, op. 22

20:00 Chamber Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

Friday 2 September 2016

5th Subscription Concert

OES presents Mozart Symphony No. 40

W. A. Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, KV 314  | Fl. Sunghyun Cho (Solo Flute of Gürzenich-Orchester Köln)

W. A. Mozart Symphony No. 40 in g, KV 550 (1st Version)

20:00 Chamber Hall of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

Monday 26 September 2016

Signed an exclusive album contract with the NCM Klassik

Saturday 25 February 2017

6th Subscription Concert

OES presents Schubert Death and the Maiden

J. C. Bach Viola Concerto in c, W.C77  | Va. Samuel Seungwon Lee (Former Violist of Novus String Quartet)

F. Schubert Quartet №14 in d for Strings, D 810 "Der Tod und das Mädchen"

20:00 Chamber Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

Friday 11 August 2017

7th Subscription Concert

OES presents Tchaikovsky String Serenade "Romantic Night"

F. Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in d, MWV O 3 | Vn. Yoojin Jang (winner of 2016 Sendai Int. Music Competition)

P. Tchaikovsky Serenade in C for String Orchestra, op. 48

20:00 Chamber Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

 

Monday 22 January 2018

Released 1st Studio recording album

Mozart Symphony No. 40 & String Serenade [label: NCM Klassik]

Friday 2 March 2018

8th Subscription Concert

OES presents Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht

A. Webern Langsamer Satz for String Orchestra

Byungdong Paik/Sangjick Jun Passacaglia for Strings (1997/2006)

A. Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, op. 4

20:00 Chamber Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
 

Thursday 16 August 2018

9th Subscription Concert

Beethoven Cycle <2018-2020> I : OES presents Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6

L. van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21

L. van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15 | Pf. Prof. Jinsang Lee (Korea National University of Arts, Winner of the Geza Anda Competition)

L. van Beethoven  Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 "Pastorale"

20:00 Chamber Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

Sunday 7 October 2018

Sir Neville Marriner Memorial Concert in Seoul

Yeol Eum Son & Amadeus

W. A. Mozart Divertimento in B-flat major, KV 137

W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, KV 246 | Pf. Yeol Eum Son (Prize Winner of the Tchaikovsky, Van Cliburn Competition)

W. A. Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, KV 551 "Jupiter"

W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV 467

17:00 Concert Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

 

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Sir Neville Marriner Memorial Concert in Gwangju

Yeol Eum Son & Amadeus

W. A. Mozart Divertimento in B-flat major, KV 137

W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, KV 246 | Pf. Yeol Eum Son (Prize Winner of the Tchaikovsky, Van Cliburn Competition)

W. A. Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, KV 551 "Jupiter"

W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV 467

19:30 Grand Hall at Gwangju Culture & Arts Center, Jeollanam-do, Korea

Friday 12 October 2018

Sir Neville Marriner Memorial Concert in Jeonju

Yeol Eum Son & Amadeus

W. A. Mozart Divertimento in B-flat major, KV 137

W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, KV 246 | Pf. Yeol Eum Son (Prize Winner of the Tchaikovsky, Van Cliburn Competition)

W. A. Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, KV 551 "Jupiter"

W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV 467

19:30 Yeonji Hall at Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Korea

 

 

Saturday 23 February 2019

10th Subscription Concert

Beethoven Cycle <2018-2020> II : OES presents Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4

L. van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, op. 60

L. van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19 | Pf. Chloe Ji-Yeong Mun (Winner of 2015 Busoni Int. Piano Competition)

L. van Beethoven  Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36

20:00 Chamber Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

 

Friday 30 August 2019

11th Subscription Concert

Beethoven Cycle <2018-2020> III : OES presents Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8

L. van Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93

L. van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37 | Pf. Tae-Hyung Kim

L. van Beethoven  Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

20:00 Concert Hall at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

 

Monday 18 November 2019

Designated as the Governmental Professional Arts Organization by Seoul Metropolitan City Government

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