About the Program
Celebrate global artistry and enjoy this virtual concert event! Featuring Los Angeles native Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) of Seoul, South Korea, Skirball Stages invites you to enjoy an uplifting evening of modern music from stages near and far.
Known for her funky, soul-driven pop and commanding vocals, Gavin Turek takes the stage in the Skirball’s spectacular Taper Courtyard—a one-of-a-kind backdrop beloved by music fans across LA. Ethereal and crooning, Turek gives an intimate performance that harkens back to the very best of ’80s and ’90s R&B. Be swept off your feet as Turek stuns with new tracks and old favorites.
Halfway around the world, in a set specially filmed for Skirball Stages, ADG7 captivates with their energetic and playful performance. Described by The New York Times as a “giddy show band with all the trappings of K-pop,” this spirited nine-piece breathes new life into the sacred, shamanic, and secular gut (ritual music) and minyo (folk song) traditions of the Hwanghae-do region—now a part of North Korea.
More than a performance, this special takes you behind the scenes with the artists for a look at their musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future. In exclusive interviews, tune in as the artists reflect ;on the power of music to connect across cultures, honor generations past, and inspire perseverance during challenging times.
Didn’t catch the premiere? No worries! Skirball Stages: Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil is available to view on the Skirball’s YouTube channel through November 29, 2020.
About Skirball Stages
For the past twenty-three summers, the Skirball has presented some of the finest musical talent from around the world in its popular Sunset Concerts series, generously sponsored by the Bilger Family. Season after season, Angelenos have gathered on the campus to enjoy a night of music under the stars, a chance to visit the Museum after hours, and more. In support of ongoing county-wide efforts to safeguard the community from COVID-19, the Skirball presents Skirball Stages as a virtual program for music fans across LA and well beyond.
A natural extension of the Skirball’s vibrant summer music programming, Skirball Stages also expresses support of the artist community. ADG7 had been booked to kick off the 2020 Sunset Concerts season, and the Skirball honors that commitment as the band plays from a Skirball stage in Seoul. Gavin Turek, from LA’s own performing arts world, was filmed in the Taper Courtyard in compliance with all safety protocols to keep the musicians and crew safe. During this extraordinary time, when opportunities to perform on stage are rare, Skirball Stages is an occasion to celebrate and champion global artistry and live performance.
More about the Artists
Learn more about Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil in these insightful “Meet the Musicians” program notes.