Special Concert: Soo-Eun Kwak

Thursday, August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Soo-Eun Kwak wearing yellow and blue hanbok, holding gayageum upright

Soo-Eun Kwak sitting onstage smiling with gayageumThe Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program welcomes Soo-Eun Kwak, internationally recognized performer of the gayageum, a Korean zither. She has won high acclaim for her compositions, which emerge from a long musical tradition that embraces melodic and rhythmic improvisation.

The concert at the CHS will include sanjo, a traditional solo improvised genre, as well as modern compositions by Soo-Eun Kwak, Dreams of the Butterfly, and Nuevo Sanjo for the 25-string gayageum, with Sita Chay, violin; Angela Griffin, flute; and Jihye Kim, percussion, composed by Dr. Ju-Yong Ha, Assistant Professor of Music at Hillyer College, University of Hartford. Come to hear what an instrument with over a millennium of musical history can do in the present in the hands of this virtuosic musician.

Support for this concert comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD.

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The CHS will be closed for renovations July 1–4. We will re-open July 5 at 9am.