Chuseok at the British Museum – 15 Sept

by Events Editor on 28 August, 2016

in British Museum, Event Notices, Expos and Festivals

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For those of you who don’t have a day job, or who can afford to take the day off, 15 September is shaping up nicely: a full programme of musical and educational events at the BM, and then you can head off to the KCC for Paul Quinn’s talk and a rather fun screening of Saving My Hubby (one of Bae Doo-na’s earliest features).

Follow these links for the schedule of Chuseok events for Saturday 17 Sept 2016 and Friday 16 Sept 2016.

Korean traditional music performance with soloists of Jeong Ga Ak Hoe

Thursday 15 September 2016,
11.00–12.00  Korea Gallery (Room 67 )
Free, booking advised | Book here

Join soloists from the Seoul-based group Jeong Ga Ak Hoe in Room 67, the Korea Foundation Gallery, for an enchanting repertoire of traditional Korean music.

This marks the opening of the Museum’s events celebrating Chuseok, the Korean Harvest Moon Festival.

Chuseok: then and now

Thursday 15 September 2016,
13.30–14.30 Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking advised | Book here

Chuseok (추석), also known as hangawi (한가위), is the Korean Harvest Moon Festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar (in 2016 this is 15 September).

In this discussion, British Museum Curator Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun is joined by Jim E Hoare, Associate Fellow of the Asia Programme of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, and Keith Howard, Professor of Music at SOAS, to discuss the roots, heritage and enduring meaning of Chuseok today, both in Korea and across the world.

Sounds of Korea: Jeong Ga Ak Hoe

Thursday 15 September 2016,
15.00–16.00 BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking advised | Book here

The Seoul-based group Jeong Ga Ak Hoe perform ancient and newly composed works for vocalists and traditional instruments.

As part of the Museum’s events celebrating Chuseok, the Korean Harvest Moon Festival, this concert will highlight Korean folk and ritualistic music. Jeong Ga Ak Hoe have toured widely in the US and Europe, but this is their first visit to the UK.

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