see/hear L.A. is a volunteer driven, grassroots effort that was created with the aim of sharing freely, live classical music performances in public spaces. see/hear L.A. produces the 10 Hour Bach Marathon which takes place annually in March at the iconic Union Station L.A.
In 2018, J.S. Bach turned 333 and to celebrate, the 10 Hour Bach Marathon program included 40 performances with 25O+ volunteer musicians from various cultural, socio-economic backgrounds who performed Bach’s music for an equally diverse audience estimated at 3K.
With vision, effort, and tenacity of Jee and the see/hear producing team, and support from their partners at Union Station, Metro Art, and the many volunteer musicians and event volunteers who share belief in this volunteer-driven event, it truly does “take a village” to bring this extraordinary event to fruition.
“We craft our events with a sense of wonder and through the lightness of humor. Our intention is to create an approachable and aesthetically pleasing environment where people from all walks of life can connect and enjoy the impact of live classical music in their own unique way. We are passionate about audience equality and presenting free live performances for all. We are equally passionate about creating opportunities for education and outreach, highlighting local professional, amateur, student performers, and groups.”
ABOUT JEE HYUN LEE:
Jee Hyun Lee is the creator and producer of the 10 Hour Bach Marathon at Union Station, and founder of see/hear L.A.
In 2014, with a vision of spreading beauty in public spaces and a background in radio production, Jee Hyun first began organizing free classical music performances at various Metro Stations, starting with the one musician she knew. In 2015, she created the 10 Hour Bach Marathon at Union Station with the Noontime Organ Concert in the historic Ticketing Hall. Behind Jee Hyun’s efforts is the hope that through live performance, people may feel connected and happy.
When Jee Hyun is not planning Marathons, she enjoys the company of animals, walking around her beloved Koreatown, taking photographs, and doing things around her apartment while listening to talk radio.