Enjoy the traditional sounds of Korea at a concert hosted by the Office of International Programs and the Auburn-Keimyung Korea Center/King Sejong Institute April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Goodwin Hall.
Visiting musician YooBin Lee will be featured on the a-jeang, an eight-stringed instrument similar to the cello that originated in the 14th century. The a-jeang is known for the emotional power it conveys with a sound often described as sad. Lee is a Korean music major at the prestigious Ewha Woman's University in Seoul and is one of only 20 students admitted to the competitive program annually. Lee is a visiting scholar in the Office of International Programs through the South Korean government. Lee will be accompanied by Jimin Ryoo playing the jang-gu, a percussion instrument. Ryoo is currently part of the English as a Second Language program at Auburn and is majoring in Korean music at Dankook University in Yongin, South Korea. During the second half of the program, Lee and Ryoo will be joined by guitarist Min Seuk Sim and pianist Emma Fisher as they present a fusion of Eastern and Western musical traditions.
The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information about the Office of International Programs and the Korea Center/King Sejong Institute, please visit auburn.edu/international.