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Korean bass player holds two free concerts on Saipan

AMERICAN Memorial Park on Monday hosted a free  concert featuring a classical bass player, Professor Changwoo Sohn of Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea.

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Bass player and Kookmin University professor Changwoo Sohn, right, performs with Geunhyung Nam at the American Memorial Park theater on Monday afternoon Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

In his visits to the island in February and July last year, he performed at Joeten-Kiyu Public Library.

Sohn said it was his first time to perform at the American Memorial Park theater which, he added, is ideal for a small crowd.

He said he performs free concerts to share his love of classical music and the double bass instrument.

“But this time, I am holding two free concerts on Saipan to give comfort to the people,” Sohn said, referring to the victims of Typhoon Yutu. “I want to offer them the talent that I have and my prayers.”

He said classical music is therapeutic. “The classics help relax people, and are really good for healing the mind.”

On Tuesday, Sohn and five Korean students performed in a free concert at JKPL.

At the American Memorial Park theater, Sohn performed with Geunhyung Nam, who played the keyboard.