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Friends Of Chamber Music Present Ensemble Ari

The Ensemble Ari, a group of artists who began performing together in October 2014, is renowned throughout the Bay Area as musicians who have brought international acclaim with world-wide musical performances and accomplishments, both individually and with the Ensemble.

They will appear in concert at 2:30 p.m. at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall, on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the University of Pacific campus in Stockton.

Tickets are $25 and are available in the lobby of Faye Spanos Concert Hall at UOP starting at 2 p.m., 30 minutes before the concert. Students of any age are admitted free.

Friends of Chamber Music concerts are presented in cooperation with Pacific and its Conservatory of Music. For a brochure or more information about the FOCM annual series, call 209-956-2868 or visit

“Ari” is a Korean word with multiple meanings: big river, wisdom and beauty. It reflects the range of music that these wonderful musicians are able to showcase in their performances. This classical ensemble is a group of Korean American musicians in the Bay Area who want to bridge Korea and other communities through western instruments while honoring Korean history and culture, particularly with work composed or arranged by their Director/Composer Jean Ahn.

The remarkable artists in Ensemble Ari are Julie Kim, violin (San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra); Jiwon Evelyn Kwark, violin, (Associate Concertmistress of the Berkeley Symphony), Sarah Hong, cello, (award winning artist and member of over 5 musical ensembles and groups) and Sharon Lee Kim, piano (professor of music at Saint Mary’s College of California).