The Creative Traditional Orchestra of Korea's National Gugak Center begins its two-concert Berkeley residency (concert two event page) with the world premieres of newly commissioned works by an international cohort of contemporary composers: Berkeley music professor Edmund Campion, Shih-Hui Chen of Rice University, George Lewis of Columbia University, David Evan Jones and Hi Kyung Kim of UC Santa Cruz, Chinary Ung of UC San Diego, and the esteemed Korean composer Geon Yong Lee. Each will contribute new repertoire for this very special collaboration between Western composers and the world's leading Korean music orchestra.

In association with the Pacific Rim Music Festival at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra concerts are supported, in part, by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea.

Related Events
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Sat, Oct 28, 2017
Zellerbach Hall

Public Forum
Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 1pm
Alumni House
A talk with seven composers who have created new work for the Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra and Hi Kyung Kim, UC Santa Cruz Dept. of Music and project leader.

Free and open to the public.

Gil-Nori Parade
Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 7pm
Lower Sproul Plaza
A traditional Korean parade featuring colorful costumes and an array of diverse percussion instruments. Korean musicians will be joined by UC Berkeley students from the Center for Korean Studies.

Free and open to the public. Korean food available for purchase.

Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.

Program Notes
Program Notes

Program notes are available online approximately one week before the performance.

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