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A rare chance to enjoy traditional Korean music in Hong Kong
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department's "Nan Lian Garden Chinese Music Series" will present a programme of Korean Traditional Music Concerts in January, featuring performances by 12 musicians of the Korean Traditional Instrumental Ensemble produced by the Korean Zither Musicians' Association.

     The concert will feature music performed with Korean traditional instruments that originated from Chinese musical instruments, including the gayageum (a 12-stringed plucked zither), the geomun-go (a six-stringed zither, played with a bamboo plectrum) and the janggu (an hourglass-shaped drum). This enriching programme will feature traditional music including the geomun-go solo "Geomun-go Sanjo-" by Han Gap-deuk School, the gayageum solo "Gayageum Sanjo-" by Kim Juk-pa School, the gayageum contemporary music ensemble work "The Clock Tower" and the geomun-go duet "Work Place", as well as other pieces.

     The members of the Korean Zither Musicians' Association also teach at the major universities in Korea. The group was formed in 1993 to promote Korean zither music and has performed on a variety of concert stages at home and abroad. In 1993, the group organised a joint recital and seminar to which they invited zither musicians from China and Japan. Since 1994 the group has performed annually at major cities in China, Canada, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Singapore, Russia and the United States.

     Details of the Korean Traditional Music Concerts are as follows:

January 14 (Saturday), 2.30pm
Xiang Hai Xuan, Nan Lian Garden
Ticket price: $220

January 15 (Sunday), 8pm
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
Ticket prices: $200, $160, $120

     Tickets are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by telephone credit card booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). Group booking and "Nan Lian Garden Chinese Music Series" series discounts are available. Please refer to the website for details.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7321, or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/00000324.html. For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet bookings, please visit www.urbtix.hk.

     There will be a meet-the-artists session (conducted in English) after the concert on January 14. Patrons are welcome to join with free admission.

     Other attractions of the Nan Lian Garden Chinese Music Series include "Nanyin Concert - Those Lamentable Bygone Days", Zheng Recital by Ng Hiu-hung, "The LegacyˇEStories Retold" Sheng Recital by Loo Sze-wang, Chinese Instrumental Concert by Ku Hui-man and Wong On-yuen, and Erhu Recital by Hou Shihchieh.

Ends/Friday, November 11, 2011
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