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Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra

Traditional Korean Court and Folk Music

October 28, 2017

3pm Program: The Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra begins its two-concert Berkeley residency with the Bay Area premieres of newly commissioned works by an international cohort of contemporary composers: Shih-Hui Chen of Rice University, George Lewis of Columbia University, David Evan Jones and Hi Kyung Kim of UC Santa Cruz, Chinary Ung of UC San Diego, and Korean composer Geon Yong Lee. The program will also feature a new work by Berkeley music professor Edmund Campion.

Between the afternoon and evening performances will be a traditional Korean gilnori percussion street parade (with socializing and Korean food available for sale).

8pm Program: The Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra continues its Berkeley residency with a performance of traditional Korean court and folk music. The court music comes from more than 1,000 years of development in the rituals, banquets, and ceremonies of the Korean royal court. The folk music reflects the daily lives of the Korean people, with regional characteristics and performance styles.

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Pictured: Korean National Gugak Center Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

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Pictured: Korean National Gugak Center Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

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Pictured: Korean National Gugak Center Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

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Pictured: Korean National Gugak Center Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

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