University of Pittsburgh
November 3, 2008

The University of Pittsburgh to Present K'Arts Korean Music Ensemble: Fragrance of Korean Music and Dance

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh will present an evening of Korean music and dance by Pitt alumnus Hee-Sun Kim (A&S '04) and the K'Arts Korean Music Ensemble at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 in Bellefield Auditorium, 315 Bellefield Ave., Oakland. The performance, titled "Fragrance of Korean Music and Dance," is free and open to the public. The ensemble comprises professors and students from Korea National University of Arts.

The performance will feature "cheonnyeonmanse" (ancient court music), "sanjo" (instrumental folk music), "sinawi" (shaman ritual music), instrumental ensemble, modern compositions, and folk dances. Instruments will include "gayageum" and "ajaeng" (plucked and bowed silk-string zithers), "haegeum" (2-stringed vertical fiddle), "daegeum" and "danso" (transverse and vertical bamboo flutes), "piri" (oboe), and "janggu" (hourglass drum).