Event - Experience Poongnyu – The Natural Aesthetics of Korean Traditional Music

Experience Poongnyu – The Natural Aesthetics of Korean Traditional Music

03.30.16, 1:00 pm

Come and learn about the natural aesthetics of Korean traditional music with Jeong Ga Ak Hoe

• Free event to the public
• No registration required
• Program in English

Through this special one-time event, the instructors from Jeong Ga Ak Hoe, a Korea-based traditional music performance group, will introduce the history and aesthetics of Korean traditional music through a multi-disciplinary lecture that incorporates historical paintings and traditional music. The participants will also have opportunities to hear and play Korean instruments through the hands-on workshop. This event is presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center New York. Participants of all ages are welcome.

Jeong Ga Ak Hoe is a talented traditional Korean music performance group based in Seoul, Korea. Praised for its excellence and interpretation of the depth and aesthetics of traditional Korean music, JGAH situates traditional music not merely in the past, but in the “now” and “here” as a music which breathes together with the present. In 2009 JGAH was the recipient of the KBS Traditional Korean music award, and consistently leaves a memorable impression at their performances on stage in main Korean events such as, The National Theatre of Korea Yeowoorak Festival, Ulsan World Music Festival, and Jeonju International Sori Festival. Starting in 2005, JGAH’s talent began to be sought out outside of Korea all over the Americas and Europe to countries such as The United States, England, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico, Pero, etc., and early this year was invited to the reputed Hong Kong Arts Festival, Asia’s largest international arts festival.

Image: Performance by Jeong Ga Ak Hoe

The New New Yorkers program is funded by the Altman Foundation and TD bank. Additional support by the Queens Library, New York Community Trust, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts.