Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra

Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra strives to create modern sound with ancient zither, gayageum. Formed in 1999, Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra, the first orc

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Formed in 1999, Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra has the distinction of being the first orchestra of its kind. The orchestra consists of 30 ladies. Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra is a rising star in Korean music scene, having performed in many major national and international events including concert tour to Japan, Sweden, Russia, China, Iran, Indonesia, and invitational performance at the Masee du Quai Branly in Paris, France. Some of the music performed by the orchestra has gained popularity among the masses. Especially a rendition of "Pachelbel's Cannon" for a B-Boy dance routine which caused quite a star in 2006. Since then, the orchestra continued to work to complete several dramitized performances including <The Palace of the Spring> <Lovely Gayageum> and <Gayageum and B-boys>. Repertoire of the orchestra includes Korean court music, classical music, popular music, and lounge music.

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  • WOMEX 2009


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