UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble

UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble

Saturday, April 18, 2020 . 7:30PM
Korean Percussion Ensemble

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This performance will last approximately 2 hours.

Experience the vibrant beat of samulnori. This modern incarnation of traditional Korean folk music celebrates harvest time and provides a lively soundtrack to dancing. The ensemble is comprised of four types of percussion instruments — an hourglass drum, a barrel drum, a small gong and a large gong — each representing a natural element: rain, clouds, lightning and wind, respectively.

Under the direction of Sebastian Wang, the concert is performed by the UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble alongside a small core of professional musicians exhibiting some of the great samulnori repertoire.