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Music of Strings and Wind from Korea Concert

Thursday, February 5, 2015
5:00 AM
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI)

Due to construction near the DIA, there may be road closures. Please check the DIA website with updates on how to get to the DIA.

This concert showcases two traditional Korean musical 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. Recording artists Professor Cho on Geomungo and Professor Suh on Daegeum will bring the classical music of Korea to this landmark venue. The audience will also have the opportunity to be inspired by the sights of Korean art in the DIA's Asian collection.

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.

This concert is free and open to the public with admission to the DIA. Visit the DIA site for more information.

Cosponsored by: Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures at the Detroit Institute of Arts