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Korea's NATIONAL GUGAK CENTER: Masters and Masterpieces - Unveiling the Sounds of 1,500 Years

  • Florence Gould Hall 55 East 59th Street New York, NY, 10022 United States (map)

Tickets : Free (RSVP required) 


  • Sinawi : Harmony in dissonance
  • Pansori : Stories of the people
  • Seungmu : Gestures in silence towards nirvana
  • Instrumental Music Ensemble : The melodies and rhythms of Korea

The National Gugak Center is a cultural arts institution with over a thousand years of tradition and history since its beginnings as the Eumseongseo (the official music institute of the Silla Kingdom in the 7th century). They are the one and only Korean government-led music institution.

Gugak, literally "Korean music," refers to Korean traditional music embodying the uniqueness and long standing customs of the Korean people.

This New York debut performance of the National Gugak Center is especially important in that they are the embodiment of the very top tier of true traditional Korean music. With their premiere in NY, they are bringing the very essence of Korean music to the US audience.

*   Seats will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
** Due to limited venue capacity, RSVP for the performance is required by Wednesday, October 12, 2016 and RSVP confirmations will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

For inquiries, please contact Performing Arts Manager at or call at 212.759.9550 x 210.

Earlier Event: October 14
Claudio Jung, Baritone
Later Event: October 15
Da-On Dance presents ROOT