DATE: THUR, MAR 31, 7 PM

TICKETS: FREE w/ RSVP ONLINE

ONLINE RSVP IS CLOSED. THERE ARE STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

 

Artist Profile:

 

Jiae Lee: Gayageum player

Hyunsoo Kim: Daegeum player

Hyanghee Lee: Piri & Saenghwang player

Hyerim Park: Ajaeng player

Heerim Wang: Folk Song singer

Chorong Bang: Singer

Minyoung An: Pansori singer

Jinhyuk Kim: Percussion player

Hyunjun Chon: Percussion player

 

 

Program Highlights:

 

Waiting Upon – This is song about eagerly waiting upon a guest. It is a new arrangement of a song which was sung in Pyongsan country by a shaman during a spirit ritual.

 

Anxious – The epitome of Hwanghae province folk music, Soosimga is a piece performed with the gayageum. Heightened by the sorrowful gayageum melody, this piece expresses the intense human emotions that transcend time.

 

Nanbong – This piece is about a womanizing playboy’s love story. Nanbongga, is an exemplary folk song from the western provinces, meets the minimalistic aesthetics of gayageum, ajaeng, daegeum, piri, and percussion. As the second half progresses, the performance reaches its climax as the song and instruments converge to leave a lasting impression.

 

Eolssa – A Pyeongsan shaman rite of the Hwanghae province, Sonoreumgut, is taken as the inspiration of this new arrangement.  A daegeum plays the main melody which produces a tragic, sorrowful mood. In the second half, the melody is centered around piri from the unnyulgut shaman rite.

                                            

 

Partnered Lecture Programs:

 

1) Experience Poongnyu – The Natural Aesthetics of Korean Traditional Music
(Presented with the Queens Museum and the New New Yorkers Program)

Wednesday, March 30th at 1 pm at the Queens Museum

 

Lecture Description (From the Queens Museum): Through this special one-time event, the instructors from Jeong Ga Ak Hoe, a Korea-based traditional music performance group, will introduce the history and aesthetics of Korean traditional music through a multi-disciplinary lecture that incorporates historical paintings and traditional music. The participants will also have opportunities to hear and play Korean instruments through the hands-on workshop. This event is presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center New York. Participants of all ages are welcome.

 

2) Experience Poongnyu – The Natural Aesthetics of Korean Traditional Music

(With the Queens Library

Wednesday, March 30th at 6 pm at the Queens Library Flushing Branch

 

Lecture Description (From the Queens Library): The Jeong Ga Ak Hoe Ensemble offers a truly special opportunity for participants to experience the unique history and aesthetics of Korean traditional music through a multidisciplinary presentation that incorporates historical paintings, traditional music, and a chance to hear and play Korean instruments. This event is presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center New York.

 

Both partnered lecture programs will be presented in English and is a free event, open to the public. No registration is required.