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Our Korean Experience, Entry #8

Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney and Music Professor Leslie Stewart are spending two weeks in South Korea where Maestro Kenney will conduct the Changwon Philharmonic. These entries document their latest experience! Friday, June 21 C-Day (Concert Day). Choi is to meet us at 12:30 and takes us to lunch. So after breakfast I head over […]


Our Korean Experience, Entry #7

Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney and Music Professor Leslie Stewart are spending two weeks in South Korea where Maestro Kenney will conduct the Changwon Philharmonic. These entries document their latest experience! Thursday, June 21 The morning pattern continues: a long walk/run around the lake, breakfast, wait five minutes for some brewed coffee at Starbucks, walk […]


Our Korean Experience, Entry #6

Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney and Music Professor Leslie Stewart are spending two weeks in South Korea where Maestro Kenney will conduct the Changwon Philharmonic. These entries document their latest experience! Wednesday, June 20 A routine has been established of an American or Korean breakfast followed by a stop at Starbucks. At a Korean coffee […]


South Korean dessert

Our Korean Experience, Entry #5

Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney and Music Professor Leslie Stewart are spending two weeks in South Korea where Maestro Kenney will conduct the Changwon Philharmonic. These entries document their latest experience! Tuesday, June 19 We are on our own today as Choi has a concert elsewhere in the area. Changwon has a Philharmonic – a […]


Our Korean Experience, Entry #4

Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney and Music Professor Leslie Stewart are spending two weeks in South Korea where Maestro Kenney will conduct the Changwon Philharmonic. These entries document their latest experience! Monday, June 18 It is Monday which marks the first day of rehearsals with the Changwon Philharmonic. Choi has been very upbeat about the […]


Our Korean Experience, Entry #3

Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney and Music Professor Leslie Stewart are spending two weeks in South Korea where Maestro Kenney will conduct the Changwon Philharmonic. These entries document their latest experience! Saturday, June 16 We spent a slower morning, same choices for breakfast, although my Korean meal had seaweed soup as the centerpiece on this […]


Wes Kenney and Leslie Stewart

Our Korean Experience, Entry #2

Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney and Violin Professor Leslie Stewart are spending two weeks in South Korea where Maestro Kenney will conduct the Changwon Philharmonic. These entries document their latest experience! Friday, June 15 The exhaustion of travel knocked us out for the night and we awoke on Friday AM relatively refreshed and looking forward […]


Map of South Korea

Our Korean Experience, Entry #1

Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney and Violin Professor Leslie Stewart are spending two weeks in South Korea where Maestro Kenney will conduct the Changwon Philharmonic. These entries document their latest experience! Prologue For almost two years Useon Choi – up until recently the principal clarinetist of the Fort Collins Symphony – and I have been […]


Maestro Wes Kenney in Vietnam

Our Vietnam Experience, Entry #10

  Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney and Violin Professor Leslie Stewart are spending ten days over break in Vietnam with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and at the National Music Academy. These entries document their unique and exciting experience! January 5, 2018 Concert Day. We leave the hotel at 8 a.m. for a 9 a.m. rehearsal. […]