Riverside Theatres Presents Viva Korea, A Rare Performance Of Korean Traditional Masterpieces

Published by: Kabuku PR | 29-Nov-2023
Riverside Theatres and Western Sydney University’s Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture are thrilled to present Viva Korea, a one-off, captivating performance of Korean traditional masterpieces by musicians from Seoul’s National Gugak Centre on stage at Riverside Theatres Parramatta on Sunday 21st January.
Venue: Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatres
Address: Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Date: Sunday 21st January 2024
Time: 4:00pm
Ticket: $34.50- $54.50
Buy / Ticket: https://boxoffice.riversideparramatta.com.au/WEBPAGES/EntaWebHtmlSeatPlan/HtmlSeatPlan.aspx?view=SeatMap
Web: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/whats-on/viva-korea/
EMail: boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Call: (02) 8839 3399
This unique sensory experience will showcase the richness of Korean culture and musical heritage through narrative singing pansori and folksong, percussion of janggu, transverse flute daegeum, and plucked zither geomungo.

With its origins dating back almost 1400 years to the Silla dynasty, the National Gugak Centre is the headquarters of traditional performing arts in Korea, preserving and promoting five millennia of artistic expression.

Performed by four of the centre’s leading musicians, the performance will feature both traditional and contemporary music from an array of genres including folk, narrative, and improvisatory ensemble music. The seven-item program includes Sarangga - a famous love song for voice and drums, Bird – a new composition for solo bamboo flute exploring the universal desire for freedom in human life, and Jindo Arirang - a southwestern regional folk song.

Mesmerising and meditative, Viva Korea is the perfect opportunity for those seeking a deep understanding of Korean culture and artistic passion, and is not to be missed.

JOONYOUNG KIM Geomungo (long plucked zither) JOO EUN LEE Pansori singer MYUNGHOON LEE Daegeum player (large transverse flute) SU BOK SEO Janggu (hourglass-shaped drum)

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