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Music of Strings and Wind from Korea: Virginia Howard Lecture Series - Up Close: An Introduction to Korean Classical Music

Saturday, February 7, 2015
12:00 AM
Ann Arbor Downtown Library (4/F Meeting Room), 343 S. Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor

Professors Cho and Suh will give an introductory lecture to Korean classical music and the sounds to classical Korean instruments, the Geomungo [guh-moon-go], a zither, played by plucking the silk strings on a long board with a bamboo pick, and the Daegeum [deh-gum], a bamboo flute with a reed that produces a unique timbre. A petting zoo featuring several instruments from the Stearns Collection will be available for audience members to try.

Dr. Cho is  Professor of Music at Seoul National University of Education, Korea. An accomplished geomungo artist, she has played in numerous concerts and recitals. She received her BA, MA, and PhD from Seoul National University in Korea, and has instructed musicians at various universities in her career.

Dr. Suh is a sought after daegum performer who studied Korean music at Seoul National University in Seoul, receiving a BA and an MA. She finished her PhD at Sungkyungwan University in 2006. She was a member of the Orchestra at the National Gugak Center and is currently a professor in Gyeongin National University of Education in Korea.

Cosponsored by the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments and the Ann Arbor District Library