Enjoy a meditative hour of stringed kayagum set to p’ungnyu, the classical ensemble music of Korean nobility and central theme of our spring/summer performance series. The Korea Society here presents p’ungnyuin its chul-p’ungnyu(stringed-instrument) form. P’ungnyu also refers to a state of leisure when one is elevated from the mundane to better appreciate poetry, music, and companionship.
Park Yoon-suk, 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.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
6:30PM LIVE Performance
Contemplative Traditions Music Series: P’ungnyu Strings (Kayagum)
The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor
LIVE HOUSE KOREA is made possible with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts.