Cultuurcentrum Brugge

Melodies of Europe

California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra / Koor Amuze
ma 17 jun 24 20:00 - 21:30
ma 17 jun '24
20:00 - 21:30
  • ma 17 jun '24
    20:00 - 21:30
    Koninklijke Stadsschouwburg - Vlamingstraat 29

Dit is een voorstelling in zaalhuur.

The California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, one of the leading youth orchestras in the American state of California, will share this concert with the virtuoso vocal talent of the local group Koor Amuze from Aalter, in what promises to be an unforgettable occasion in the beautiful Stadsschouwburg. 


The two groups from opposite sides of the Atlantic will take you on a musical tour of Europe, with folk and pop songs from across the EU, Sibelius' rousing orchestral poem Finlandia, and culminating with Tchaikovsky's majestic and devastating final symphony, completed only days before his death.



California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra


Finlandia, Op.26 – Jean Sibelius


Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 “Pathétique” - P.I Tchaikovsky


Koor Amuze


“From Europe with Love”


Dilmano Dilbero (Bulgaria)

Iedereen Is Van De Wereld (The Netherlands)

Shepherd Boy (Slovenia)

Somebody That I Used To Know (Brugge, Belgium)

True North (Denmark)

Vindo (Estonia)

Byung-Woo Kim, conductor, California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra


Byung-Woo Kim is founder and Music Director of CPYO. He is currently a faculty member at West Valley College Music Department.  His previous posts include Conductor of the San Jose Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra for the 2004-2007 season, Concertmaster of the San Jose Symphony for eight years and Concertmaster of the Juilliard Symphony.  Mr. Kim has served on the faculties of the of the San Francisco International Summer Music Festival as Violin Professor and Conductor of the Festival Orchestra, the National Music Camp of Interlochen under the All-State Program and Summer Music Monterey, and Santa Clara University as Violin Professor. Since 1997, he has participated as a judge for the Irving M. Klein International String Competition.  As a soloist, Mr. Kim performed with San Jose Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, the San Jose Symphony, and the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, among others. As a violinist he has concertized extensively throughout the country with numerous professional orchestras and also performed chamber music including the complete Beethoven Sonata Series for the Beethoven Center at San Jose State University. Mr. Kim holds Masters of Music degrees from both the Juilliard School of Music and the University of Michigan.  He continued further studies in the Doctor of Musical Arts Program at the University of Southern California. He has participated in the Farberman’s Conductors Institute in New York and the International Academy of Advanced Conducting with Dr. Leonid Korchmar.  


Jonas Veirman, conductor, Koor Amuze

Jonas Veirman is a young jazz and pop singer and multi-instrumentalist who studied for a Masters in Performing Arts at the conservatories of Ghent and Gothenburg (Sweden). 

He is a frequent guest of top orchestras and big bands, including the Royal Navy Band. He has collaborated and shared the stage with a wide range of musicians from the international world of jazz, pop and cabaret, including Mark Turner, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Jef Neve, Belle Perez, Helmut Lotti, Lionel Beuvens, Hans Van Oost, Udo, Gunther Verspecht, Jan De Wilde, Eva De Roovere, and many others.    

He also lent his voice in the studio to some major productions. In recent years, for instance, his voice could be heard in Disney's The Lion King, the hit series #LikeMe and commercials for Netflix, among others.

Furthermore, he mainly performs with various projects (from theatre to concerts in the pop and jazz genre) in cultural centres and provides corporate events and ceremonies with music (Cotton Nation, Porsche, Ghelamco, BMW, Mercedes, etc.).

He likes to pass on his musical experience to his students at the Kunsthumaniora in Antwerp, the academy of Dilbeek and through personal coaching. Until recently, he also taught singing and voice formation at the college.