From Korea: GUGAK, Soundscapes of the Soul

Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8PM
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 4PM

Brandeis University, Slosberg Music Center Recital Hall
(415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453)

World Music Conerts

Ticket : $20 (adult), $15 (senior), and $5 (student)

  • Lee Tae-baek ajaeng, janggu
  • Yi Ji-young gayageum
  • Won Wan-chul daegeum
  • Lee Suk-joo piri
  • Lim Hyeun-bin pansori
  • Hilary Finchum-Sung residency curator, haegeum

With a range of expression that extends from the elegant banquet music of the courts to the soul-searing passion of pansori, Korean gugak is a window to the history and culture of a people. At the core of this stunningly beautiful and diverse repertoire are the sounds that accompany shaman ritual; from these emerge the ‘scattered melodies’ of sanjo, improvisation of the bluesy sinawi ensemble, and ultimately, the new gugak of the 21st century. 

For program and ticket information, please visit www.kcsBoston.org or call 781-223-4411.

Miro Yoon