KPAC presents "New York P'an: Spiritual Exuberance
7:30 – 11PM
The Korean Performing Arts Center (KPAC) will offer New York audiences a compelling glimpse into ancient Korean shamanic music in a program titled New York P'an: Spiritual Exuberance.
The concert, which celebrates the KPAC’s 20th Anniversary, will take place at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space on Saturday, October 25th at 8:00pm. Highlighting the event will be appearances by celebrated traditional performing artists direct from Korea, including two legends of the shamanic arts rarely seen in the West: Master Shin Yeong-hee, a celebrated singer who has been designated a National Human Treasure for her mastery of the demanding P'an-sori repertoire, as well as samil-nori Master Lee Kwang-su, a famed percussionist and vocalist of shaman ritual and songs. The program will also feature New York City-based ensemble Sounds of Korea, presenting folk songs, percussion ensemble music and a sampling of Korean folk dances, all directed by artist director and dancer, Master Sue Yeon Park, designated a 2008 National Heritage Fellow, the highest honors for an artist of traditional music and dance awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).