With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, November 04, 2011

ACF 1221: P’ungnyu Strings concert at The Korea Society on November 17th

Park Min-ji on komungo
Contemplative Traditional Music Series
P’ungnyu Strings (Komungo)
 When: Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Where: The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor, NY, NY
Entrance on 57th Street, southwest corner of the intersection
Admission: $10 Members/$20 Guests/Free for Explorer-level Members

This month's episode in The Korea Society's Contemplative Traditional Music Series will feature Park Min-ji playing the komungo, a traditional Korean stringed musical instrument of the zither family of instruments that has both bridges and frets. 

Enjoy a meditative hour of stringed Komungo set to p’ungnyu, the classical ensemble music of Korean nobility and central theme of this autumn's performance series. The Korea Society here presents p’ungnyu in 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.

Accompanying the opening of Highlights, this meditative short performance of six-stringed komungo celebrates p’ungnyu, the classical ensemble music of Korean nobility. As a philosophy, p’ungnyu refers to a state of leisure where one celebrates arts and companionship.

The evening’s performer, Park Min-ji, graces the audience with her komungo skills. Park graduated from Hanyang University in Korea, was honored at the Dong-A Korean Traditional Music Concours in 2009, and took first in the National Traditional Performing Arts Competition in 2006. She also took first at the 2010 World Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition in New York and was a member and soloist with the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Traditional Music Orchestra. She toured Atlanta, San Francisco, and Hawaii with the Korean Traditional Music Orchestra of Hanyang University in 2010.

This series is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

More information at www.koreasociety.org or contact Yuni Cho (yuni.ny@koreasociety.org)

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