PerformanceTuesday, October 16, 2012, 7P.M. Charles B. Wang Center Theatre (Free and Open to Public)
The Sonagi Project
The Sonagi Project, a passionate and innovative percussion ensemble based in Seoul, brings traditional Korean instruments into the twenty-first century with a fusion of Korean, world, folk, and modern musical styles. The Sonagi Project experiments in styles as diverse as pansori (Korean Opera), pungmulgut (Korean folk drumming and dancing), and samulnori (modern percussion), emphasizing Korean culture and identity while making fresh, lively music with global appeal.
With Ryu Seung Pyo, Gong Bit Na, Kim Ha Na, Kim So Hee, and founding creative director Chang Jae Hyo. Assisted by Jeonghye Yun (Sonagi Program Coordinator & Production Manager) and Antonio Huerta (Sonagi Director of Event Operations).
Presented with the Stony Brook University Center for Korean Studies.
(Sunday) November 18, 2012 4P.M. Reception to follow performance Charles B. Wang Center
Journeys: Soh Young Lee and Friends
Tickets: $35 (VIP Priority Seating) / $20 (General) / $15 (Seniors) / $10 (Students). Discount of 20% for groups of 5 or more. Reserve by telephone (632-4400), email (email@example.com), or online at www.stonybrook.edu/wang
Soprano Soh Young Lee takes a musical journey around the globe, with an eclectic repertoire of opera, art song, folk music, and pop. With her crystalline voice and warm stage presence, Lee performs Native American, Korean, Chinese, Indian, Filipino, and Russian songs, sounding out her solidarity with the global village.
Joining Soh Young Lee are saxophonist T.K. Blue and Korean Opera (Pansori) singer Oak Joo Moon. Praised for his "personal, clear, and incisive" instrumental voice, T.K. Blue has recorded and performed with legendary artists including Abdullah Ibrahim, Dizzy Gillespie, Regina Carter, and Bobby McFerrin.
Recognized as a prodigy of Pansori, Oak Joo Moon has had a stellar career, including numerous international performances. She is a winner of the Korean Presidential Award (1998) and is the only official recognized National Korean Human Cultural Asset living outside of Korea.
Also featuring Keyth Hart (Piano/Voice), Maureen Hynes (Cello), Nydia "Liberty" Mata (Percussion), John Ray (Bass), Eun Sook Yuh (Hourglass drum), and Ann Zalkind (Piano).