KCC Concert Series

News of a one-off performance at the KCC: The Korea National High school of Tranditional music Teenager Art Group Date: 7pm, Monday 09 September 2013 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Admission Free Booking: info@kccuk.org.uk / 020 7004 2600 Programme Traditional pungryubang music – Youngsan Hoesang Traditional court dance – Chunaeng Dance Folk music – Geomungo-Sanjo […]

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KAYA to perform at the KCC

by Events Editor 12 October 2011
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Over the last 10 years Jung Ji-eun (gayageum) and Jeon Sung-min (guitar) have become familiar figures at Korean cultural events in the London area and elsewhere. But you might not have noticed that they have been steadily expanding their repertoire, in particular with their own compositions. One of these compositions was performed at the evening […]

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Concert notes: Sooeun Kwak with La-on G at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 25 August 2011
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For the third event in the KCC’s concert series this year we were presented with Sooeun Kwak’s gayageum ensemble, “La-on G”. The ensemble’s name is a combination of the Korean word for “pleasant”, and “G” standing for any and all of Gayageum, Green, Global and Generation. The music performed by the ensemble is all composed […]

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Gayageum, Be the Legend at the KCC

by Events Editor 2 August 2011
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Notice of a Gayageum concert tomorrow evening at the Cultural Centre. Judging by the names of the items on the programme and the accompanying photograph, this looks to be a concert that will include modern compositions for the modern version of the gayageum. Sooeun Kwak and La-on G Gayageum Ensemble: Gayageum, Be the Legend at […]

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Concert notes: Scattered Rhythms

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2011
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I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from the Jazz / Gugak collaboration involving Australian jazz drummer Simon Barker on 11 April 2011, but I certainly wasn’t expecting a long drum solo. Companions was probably the virtuoso highlight of the evening, a drum solo in which Simon Barker managed to convey the sounds of […]

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Scattering Rhythms: Korean Traditional Music and Jazz at the KCC

by Events Editor 26 March 2011
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Keith Howard has returned to SOAS from Sydney and brings with him a fusion of jazz with sanjo. Sounds interesting: Scattering Rhythms: Korean Traditional Music and Jazz at the Korean Cultural Centre UK Monday 11 April 2011 at 19:00 ‘Scattering Rhythms: Korean traditional music and Jazz’ is the creative collaboration of Korean traditional music by […]

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Concert notes: Tori Ensemble at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2011
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It was encouraging to see the KCC’s first concert of the year very well attended. It was also very nice to have plenty of comfy seats laid out in the multi-purposes hall. The KCC hopes to bring you a wide range of music on a more regular basis than the past, and the Tori ensemble […]

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Geomungo + echoplex = amazing sounds

by Philip Gowman 7 February 2011
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Ever witnessed a geomungo played with an echoplex? In the hands (and feet) of Heo Yoon-jeong at the KCC tonight, it was rather good. # Photo credit Keywords: Musicians: Heo Yoon-jeong | Tori Ensemble Organisations and venues: KCCUK Other tags: KCC Concert Series

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The inaugural KCC Concert 2011: Tori Ensemble

by Events Editor 27 January 2011
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One of the KCC’s initiatives this year is to start bringing Korean music, including traditional music, to a London audience. The first of these concerts in on Monday 7 February. The KCC Concerts Tori Ensemble HEO Yoon-jeong and KANG Kwon-soon This inaugural concert of 2011 brings traditional Korean music to a modern audience, Ms. Heo […]

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An operatic evening at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 8 June 2009
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Sol Opera Company has just been on a European tour, and before it goes back to Korea it came to the Korean Cultural Centre to present some arias. Sol Sopera Company is based in Busan, and was introduced to the audience by the ROK ambassador, himself a Busanite. Sol has been going for seven years […]

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Chunhyang at the KCC

by Events Editor 31 May 2009
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Many of you will be familiar with the tale of Chunhyang as a pansori performance, and maybe you were introduced to it by Im Kwon-taek’s famous film of the same name. The story has been interpreted in dance by Ahn Eun-me, and Hyun Je-myeong has created a western-style opera out of it. Excerpts from this […]

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