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Standing Rock Cultural Arts' "Around the World" Music Series presents

Korean pansori:  “Sugungga” (Song of the Underwater Palace)

featuring master performer Chan E. Park

8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019

North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio

$10 suggested donation (or pay what you can)
preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks

Pansori (판소리) is a unique tradition of story-singing originating in
South Korea, in which a solo vocalist, accompanied by a single barrel
drum called buk, performs all the roles, as well as the narration. In
2003, UNESCO recognized pansori as a Masterpiece of the Oral and
Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

A longtime professor of Korean language, literature, and performance
studies at The Ohio State University, Dr. Chan E. Park (박찬응) is one of
the foremost exponents of pansori in North America, and endeavors to
create a vibrant engagement between performer and audience (the "pan" 판
in pansori).

For her concert, Park will treat audience members to a bilingual
performance (in Korean and English) of "Sugungga" (수궁가 / 水宮歌, Song of
the Underwater Palace), an ancient fable in which a turtle uses trickery
to lure a wily hare to the undersea palace of the Dragon King.

The reception will feature sujeonggwa, traditional Korean
ginger-cinnamon-persimmon punch, served at no additional charge.

About the artist:

Dr. Chan E. Park began studying pansori singing in Korea in the
mid-1970s, learning from three master performers: Ch’ông Kwônjin (an
Intangible Cultural Treasure of South Korea), Sông Uhyang (heir to the
rank of Intangible Cultural Treasure), and Han Nongsôn (heir to the rank
of Intangible Cultural Treasure), and also studied komungo sanjo,
traditional drumming, and drum dance.

She has given lectures and performances at numerous university programs,
Asian and Korean cultural centers, and museums in the U.S., Korea, and
elsewhere around the world. She directs the Lee Korean Performance
Research Program at Oho State University, and serves as producer and
artistic director of OSU's Annual Korean Wind and Stream Performance Event.

Park holds a Ph.D. in East Asian languages and literatures from the
University of Hawaii, and has taught at Ohio State University since
1995. As a scholar, she has published widely about pansori and other
aspects of the Korean literary and performance tradition. Her more
recent activity involves the creation of new bilingual/"pansoritized"
plays for stage performance, several of which she has directed at
theaters in the U.S. and internationally.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/769784166736822/

Chan E. Park websites:
https://deall.osu.edu/people/park.2274
https://music.williams.edu/events/chan-e-park-korean-pansori/
https://deall.osu.edu/research/faculty-activities/park-recent-performances-publications

Video of Chan E. Park performing pansori:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzKm8iY79ZU

 


 

Standing Rock Cultural Arts' "Around the World" Music Series presents

The Magic of the Chinese Guzheng
featuring Jarrelle Barton

8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019

North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio

$10 suggested donation (or pay what you can)
preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks

The guzheng, an ancient zither from China, is played using a variety of
expressive techniques ranging from subtle tone bends to dramatic
glissandos. In the hands of a skilled player, it is capable of conjuring
in the mind of the listener such images as ripples on water, raindrops
tapping on banana leaves, or even torrential storms. Jarrelle Barton,
who will be traveling all the way from his home in Minneapolis, is an
accomplished and imaginative performer who has dedicated himself to this
instrument and its traditions. He will present a varied program of
traditional, modern, and original music for the guzheng, using
instruments with 16 and 21 strings.

Jarrelle Barton's visit to Northeast Ohio has been made possible through
the kind assistance of Margaret W. Wong & Associates.

More information about Jarrelle Barton:
http://www.startribune.com/prior-lake-man-excels-in-playing-an-unusual-chinese-instrument/490728781/
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/27/james-barton-on-playing-the-guzheng

Jarrelle Barton's full 2019 Northeast Ohio tour schedule:
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● Sat., February 2, 2019, 8 p.m. - Solo recital, North Water Street
Gallery, Kent, Ohio
● Sun., February 3, 2019, 2 p.m. - Chinese New Year performance with the
Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, Hudson Library, Hudson, Ohio
● Mon, February 4, 2019, 12 noon - Live interview/performance on WCPN
90.3 FM/ideastream
● Mon., February 4, 2019, 8 p.m. - Solo recital, BOP STOP at The Music
Settlement, Cleveland, Ohio

 

 




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