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2014 Korean Music Festival at Asia Society

2014 Korean Music Festival at Asia Society

"performance [that] can reach heights of drama and profundities of emotion known only to the greatest of world performing arts." (New York Times)

Five of Korea's finest musicians perform in a festival of traditional music, from the sophisticated virtuosity of the solo improvisation of sanjo to the deeply soulful bardic pansori.

2014 Korean Music Festival Events at Asia Society

2014 New York Korean Music Festival - Sanjo
April 11, 2014
8:00 pm

Sanjo — Korean improvisational instrumental music — features stark and haunting "scattered melodies," which employ a gradually increased tempo, elastic rhythms, and intense snaps of power.

Pre-performance lecture at 7:00 pm

 

 


2014 New York Korean Music Festival - Pansori
April 12, 2014
8:00 pm

Pansori is a powerful solo sung storytelling form. This evening features a rare performance by a male maestro of the form, Lim Hyeun-bin, who tells an epic tale of sacrifice and love through the soulful sung narrative.

Pre-performance lecture at 7:00 pm


Korean Music Symposium
April 11, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 pm

The Korean Music symposium will feature talks on traditional Korean music by scholars and ethnomusicologists, preceding two evenings of performance (free).