UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble
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 represents a natural element—wind, rain, clouds and lightning.
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.