ABOUT see/hear L.A.:
see/hear L.A. is a volunteer driven, grassroots organization led by Jee Hyun Lee and Adrienne Andisheh with the aim to promote live performance, and to simply share the music of classical musical composers through retrospective, marathon-style presentation. see/hear L.A.’s current project, the annual 10 Hour Bach Marathon takes place at the iconic Union Station L.A. in March.
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 3.5K.
With Jee & Adrienne’s combined vision, efforts & tenacity, as well as 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.” —Jee Hyun Lee & Adrienne Andisheh, see/hear L.A.
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 Howard Stern.
ABOUT ADRIENNE ANDISHEH
Adrienne Andisheh is a classically trained violinist, marketing specialist, and proud co-founder of see/hear LA. In addition to her see/hear LA work, she runs Sounding Point, a boutique marketing agency specializing in creative strategies for LA-based arts organizations and performing artists, and maintains a busy performance schedule.
Nothing makes her heart happier than working with Jee on see/hear LA projects, spreading joy through classical music to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Adrienne strives to bring enthusiasm, authenticity and heart to all of her projects, with the cornerstones of progress, expansion and inclusion in mind. She believes that with community and collaborative synergy, anything can be accomplished.
In her free time, Adrienne enjoys drinking iced coffee, playing chamber music with friends, and spending time with her fur babies Vaska and Icarus.