Join us at the Korean Cultural Center Washington DC for a special guest lecture, performance, and reception to introduce the richness of Korean traditional music! Free RSVP via the KCC website.
Dr. Robert Provine, Emeritus Professor at the University of Maryland and an authority on Korean ethnomusicology, will introduce the most popular Korean traditional musical instruments, describing their characteristics and explaining how and why they are different from musical instruments in other East Asian countries. Three great genres of traditional Korean music will also be introduced: folk songs, Pansori epic chant, and Samulnori percussion ensemble. For centuries, these forms of music have been a fundamental part of Korean life and culture. Dr. Provine will also introduce the music to be performed following the lecture: Sarangga (from the p'ansori Ch'unhyangga) and two Minyeo folk songs by vocalist Eunsu Kim, Founder and Director of Washington Sorichung, and solo drumming from the Samulnori repertory by Sebastian Wang, Director of the University of Maryland Korean Percussion Ensemble. A light Korean reception with the presenter and performers will follow.
Presentation, Performance, & Reception
Free RSVP required via the
Korean Cultural Center website
About the Presenter and Performers:
Robert C. Provine is Emeritus Professor in the School of Music at the University of Maryland. He researches the music of East Asia, with a focus on Korean traditional music.
Eunsu Kim is a Pansori performer and the founder and director of Washington Sorichung, the premier Korean traditional performance group in the Washington DC area.
Sebastian Wang is director of the University of Maryland Korean Percussion Ensemble and a graduate of the Korea National University of Arts where he studied under renowned Samulnori master Kim Duk Soo.