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Performing Arts

P’ansori Recital with Jin Wook Hong

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 6:30 PM
Proclaimed by UNESCO in 2003 as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, p’ansori is a unique genre of Korean musical storytelling. Singer, Jin Wook Hong, performs traditional and contemporary pieces in this style, accompanied by musicians on the gayageum, bass, drums, and keyboard. 6:30 PM | Registration and Reception 7:15 PM | Performance Korea Society Fellow, Patron, and Corporate members, please registerHERE for complimentary tickets. Join our membership… Read More
G.E.M.iN.Y, short for Gayakeum Ensemble Music in New York, derives from the Korean phrase, "chaeminaji" meaning to have fun while performing. The ensemble, composed of founder, Rami Seo and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation gayakeumists, debuted in the form of a gayakeum orchestra in 2007 with "If This Gayakeum Could Talk.” In addition to performing traditional Korean music on the 12-string gayakeum, G.E.M.iN.Y plays music of all genres, including classical,… Read More
The winners of the prestigious Onnara Gugak Competition visit The Korea Society for a special concert of traditional Korean music. The young masters will perform gayageum sanjo, p’iri sangnyeongsanpuri, jeongga suyangsanga, and the famous Arirang medley. The concert also features chunaengjeonon, a court dance inspired by singing nightingales on a fine spring day. Young Masters in Concert: Winners of the Onnara Gugak Competition          Tickets: Free for… Read More

Lucite Tokki @ TKS

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Seoul-based female pop duo Lucite Tokki returns to The Korea Society to perform selections from their new album, L+. Lucite Tokki @ TKS withSun Young Kim and Ye Jin Cho Tickets: $10 for Members, $20 for Guests Explorer Level and YPN Members Register Here 6:00 PM | Registration 6:30 PM | Performance If you have any questions, please contact Luz Lanzot or (212) 759-7525, ext. 309. This program is supported,… Read More

Invocation: Anji Park & SamulGwangDae

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 6:30 PM
Master percussionist Anji Park leads SamulGwangdae, a group of artists known for their high energy performances combining song and dance. Park trained under Master Sungho Lee and Kwangsoo Lee to learn binari and specializes in kkwaenggwari. Join us for this evening of samulnori that will bring you to your feet! Percussionists of SamulGwangDae Anji Park Hyunjin Jang Han Bok Kim Chan Sun Shin Dong Joo Lee Supporting Artists Sungshil Yu,… Read More

Gayageumist Haerina Park @ The Korea Society

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Dr. Haerina Park, professor of Korean Music at Chung-Ang University, performs a diverse program of traditional and modern compositions for the Korean zither. Dr. Park is joined by Chun-Seung Lee on drums (changgu), as well as Hyun-Ju Kim and Sang-A Kim, also on zither (gayageum). Program 최옥삼류 가야금 짧은 산조 | Gayageum Sanjo (Choi Ok-Sam School) 25현 가야금 독주곡 찬기파랑가 | Changiparangga, Composed by Jeung, Dong-Hee 목각인형의 춤 | Dance… Read More

Pieces of Us: Film & Live Music Concert

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Co-presented by The Korea Society and 7000 Miles, Pieces of Us brings together four composers and four directors to showcase their original works live. Recognizing the emerging Korean talent in both the film and music industries, this event will highlight eight upcoming Korean-American artists while providing a space for networking and collaboration. Pieces of Us: Film & Live Music Concert Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 6:30-8 PM $5 for Members… Read More

Master Kim Youngjae: A Living National Treasure

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Living National Treasure Kim Youngjae performs at The Korea Society. Winner of the 2015 Bang Il-Young Gugak Prize, which celebrates the preservation of traditional culture, Master Kim plays haegeum, the Korean fiddle. At this performance, Master Kim is accompanied by SunHo Kim on daegeum, the Korean bamboo flute.At this performance, Master Kim is accompanied by: Sunho Kim, daegeum Rami Seo, gayageum Sunghyun Kim, gomungo Chunkyung Park, gomungo & changgo Kwangil… Read More
Celebrate traditional and fusion music with The Korea Society as gayageumist Rami Seo and Gambian kora (African harp-lute) master Alhaji Papa Susso perform together. A short documentary chronicling their creative journey and the histories of their instruments screens before the performance. Intercultural Synergy Series: Gayageum & Kora withRami Seo & Alhaji Papa Susso Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 6 PM $10 Members, $20 Guests Explorer, YPN and above attend this… Read More

Juilliard Artists @ TKS with Julia and Jennifer Choi

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Violinist Julia Choi has been recognized and praised by critics as an emerging young artist of impassioned energy, commanding stage presence, and musical integrity. At 23 years of age, she has already performed as a section member of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony, and has worked in various orchestras with many renowned conductors, including Alan Gilbert, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and James Levine. In pursuit… Read More
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