Ok... let me tell you how I managed to attend this concert for free.
It is a program held every summer since 2003 to provide foreigners residing in Korea with the opprtunity to experience the diversity of Korean culture. It is presented by the Korea Foundation.
Because of this site, I came to know about this type of concert, which I missed for the past 3 years!
I reserved 3 tickets in advance as required in early June.
- 7th Train 08:30
- Happy birthday
- Forgotten Autumn
- Fly me to the moon
- Boating Song 뱃노래
- Stairway to Heaven
- Spirit of the Continent
- Energy from the Sun and the Moon
- Boat ride 선유 (뱃노리)
- Sujechun 수제천
by Yeoul + wHOOL
- Blues wHOOL
- Miryang Arirang
The whole concert was 2 hours long - fully calm and harmony for the first session, later exciting and passionate for the second session and the last truly combination of Korean traditional music and modern music.
This concert gives me a new insight of the modernized traditional musical instruments. Traditional is not really traditional at all, but it is a tool for both the old and the new to express their love and passion for music. The new can be linked with the old, also the old with the new. The Koreans are very creative that they modified the gayageum. Also, the wHOOL group combined the modern music instruments with the old.
I will introduce the two groups in the next post. Let's enjoy the photos of the concert!
wHOOL group (blur)
With a video here too: