New York City’s Korea Society hosts their Contemplative Traditional Music Series this Thursday, June 30. Enjoy a meditative hour of stringed kayagum set to p’ungnyu, the classical ensemble music of Korean nobility and central theme of Korea Society’s spring and summer performance series. P’ungnyualso refers to a state of leisure when one is elevated from the mundane to better appreciate poetry, music and companionship.
Park Yoon-sook, founder and president of the twenty-year-old Korean Traditional Music and Dance Institute of New York, opens with a Kayagum sanjo. Before her arrival in the United States, Park spent more than two and a half decades studying kayagum, p’ansori, and dance with many of Korea’s leading artists. Ms. Park won numerous awards and performed over 1,800 concerts across Asia and the United States, including a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. This performance is presented with the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts.
Date: Thursday, June 30
Place: The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue (cross street 57th Street, 8th Floor), New York City
Please find more information at www.koreasociety.org
Korean traditional music fans should check out the Korean drama Heartstrings, a story about a Korean traditional musician who crosses paths with a contemporary rock musician.