Traditional Music of the Korean Dynasties
It was music played before the highest of Kings, music that adorned the most grandest of palaces throughout the dynasties of Korea. The music that preceded the mightiest of KPOP to rule the international charts was the riveting sounds of traditional Korean palatial music, Ah-Ak. The Korean Cultural Office presents Nan-Gye traditional orchestra at the Sydney Opera House for one night only to bring you, ‘Banquet of Korean Palatial Sounds: Traditional music of the Korean Dynasties’.
The concert takes place on the 19th of February 8:00pm for one show only and is a FREE event open to the general public. The main concert hall of Sydney Opera House will reverberate with music that once inspired the most distinguished nobles of the nation. Hear the sounds from an orchestra consisting of traditional Korean instruments and feel the harmony of one of the greatest feats in sound from the east.
Banquet of Korean Palatial Sounds is a riveting Korean traditional palatial orchestration experience from the 15th century inspired by the legendary music prodigy Yeon Park. Presented by the Nan-Gye traditional orchestra, you will be able to hear sounds from various Korean traditional instruments creating a wholesome harmony for your ears. Established in 1991, Nan-gye traditional orchestra has performed over 1,300 successful concerts and has been invited to perform in many overseas concerts including America, Italy, Japan and China.
For those who have never been to an oriental orchestration event, it will be a great chance to be acquainted with the instruments that form this orchestra from the east. Many classics will be performed on the day including the UNESCO intangible heritage ‘Arirang’. The real highlight of the night will be the ‘Su-jecheon’ a theme performed regularly in the royal courts to symbolize the peace and unity of thought between the King and his servants. Performed during bowing ceremonies this song holds many meanings, one of which is to wish its listeners long life and prosperity like that of the heavens.
Many special guests boasting great musical prowess within Korea will the joining Nan-gye, including winner of the presidential award in traditional percussion, Gap-Yong Cho and Genius saxophonist Jeong-sik Lee, who is highly sought after for collaborations with the biggest in KPOP productions. The Korean stringed instrument Haegeum, the large bamboo flute daegum and the flat zither-like Gayageum are a few of the instruments featured in the orchestra used to create the awe-inspiring sounds of Korean palatial music. Best part about the concert is that this experience is free and open to the public with no catch involved.
The Korean Cultural Office was established in April 2011 and is a government organization encouraging cultural exchange between Australia and Korea. Since opening, it has brought many free cultural events throughout the country whilst providing various programs such as the Korean Cooking class and monthly concerts within the centre itself located in the CBD across Hyde Park. It extends this invitation as another gesture of cultural exchange and acquaintance to all Sydney siders to commemorate the New Year and to wish well the general public for another successful year in health, relationships and work.
Banquet of Korean Palatial sounds is an event not to be missed. This rare and valuable chance to attend one of the finest performances to offer will not come again, tickets are free but booking is essential. The Korean Cultural Office reserves the right to seat attendees on a first reserved best seated basis. Tickets booked on the day of the event will not guarantee entry as this event hopes to be booked prior to the 19th.
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Tickets are FREE, seating will be allocated first on first book first allocated basis.
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Local Co-ordinator: David Dong Seok Park, Korean Cultural Office. (02) 8267 3440, firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 8:00pm concert, 19th of February 2013
Location: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
Purpose: To enrich and share in the ideal of cultural exchange by providing a public event which encourages the multiculturalism within Australia. Adding to the cultural knowledge of Korea and it’s art targeting the large demographic in Sydney’s populace.
Audience: Ages 5 and up, All ethnic groups
Performers: Approximately 35 performers will come from Korea with 10 technical staff
Banquet of Korean Palatial Sounds
Featuring the Nan-Gye traditional orchestra
At the Sydney Opera House