KPAC’s 20th Annual Performance (Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.)

KPAC’s 20th Annual Performance

Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025


New York P’an 뉴욕 ‘판’ :
Spiritual Exuberance



P’ansori Master Shin Young-Hee
Korean National Living Treasure

Samul-nori Master Lee Kwang-Soo
Korean Legendary Percussionist

Dance Master Sue Yeon Park
U.S. National Heritage Fellow

Sounds of Korea
Korean Traditional Performance Troupe


The Korean Performing Arts Center (KPAC) is proud to announce its 20th Annual Performance, New York P’an: Spiritual Exuberance, on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Space. The event will feature some of the most celebrated traditional performing artists direct from Korea, including Master Shin Young-Hee, an extraordinary pansori singer, who has been designated the official holder (National Human Treasure) of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset, No. 5, Pansori, and Master Lee Kwang-Soo, a legendary percussionist and vocalist of shaman ritual and songs.  The two masters will be joined by Sounds of Korea, New York’s foremost Korean performing ensemble presenting a range of folk songs, percussion ensemble music and folk dance, under the direction of Master Sue Yeon Park, designated in 2008 a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts, the nation’s highest honor in the Traditional Arts. This year’s event recreates the tradition of P’an, an indoor or outdoor open stage performance where spectacular traditional arts have traditionally been available and accessible to all social and economic classes, breaking the boundaries between performers and audiences, a critical element of importance for the artistic aesthetic and spiritual bonds of shamanistic rituals.

[Ticket Information]

$100: Front Orchestra
$35: Rear Orchestra & Balcony
$25: Seniors & Students Rear Orchestra & Balcony Only

To purchase tickets, please contact/visit:

• Online:   • Symphony Space Box Office:  212 – 864 -5400

[Contact Information]

For more information, please contact us:
Korean Performing Arts Center (KPAC)

• Email:
• Phone: 212 – 921 – 9344

• Website: • Facebook: 


We thank you very much for your many contributions and supporting us, which has made programs possible. We look forward to your participation in the future.


한 국 공 연 예 술 센 터


4th Korean Traditional Instrument Workshop (Free Admission)


4th Korean Traditional Instrument Workshop

제 4 회 KPAC 한국전통악기 강습회

 * Free Admission *

Learn Korean Traditional Instruments with Professional instructors!!!

Korean Performing Arts Center in Midtown Manhattan presents the 4th Korean Traditional Instrument Workshop from July 14 to July 18, with 5 sessions. KPAC has offered this workshop each year to give students a great opportunity to learn more about Korean culture and arts through traditional musical instruments. This workshop aims to inform and disseminate Korea traditional culture and arts in mainstream America. In particular, we are excited to offer this opportunity to students who have never experienced learning Korean traditional instruments, or adults who are interested in traditional music but do not have the time or opportunities. The students will learn popular Korean folk songs with the traditional instruments, gayageum (Korean traditional 12-stringed zither), haegeum (Korean traditional 2-stringed fiddle), janggu (Korean traditional hourglass drum), buk (Korean traditional barrel drum), and Daegeum (Korean traditional transverse bamboo flute). Specially, Pansori, a Korean traditional storytelling musical genre, is a new session we will offer this year. On the last day of the workshop, the organization will offer students a completion certificate. Participants of all skill levels are welcome (from beginner to expert, from kids to adults). 

To RSVP, please call us at 212-921-9344 or email us
Please leave 1) your name, 2) email address, 3) phone number,
4) class name you would like to take.
[Date]  Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18 (5 session course)
[Time] Class I (Morning Class): 10:00am – 12:50pm
          Class II (Evening Class): 7:00pm – 9:50pm
[Location] Korean Performing Arts Center
(12 East 33rd St, 5thFl., New York, NY 10016)
*There is a music instrument rental fee: $50 (all instruments included for 5 sessions). 
맨하튼 미드타운에 위치한 한국공연예술센터는 미주류 사회에 한국전통에술문화를 제대로 알리고, 보급하기 위해 매해 한국의 전통악기 무료워크샵을 개최한다. 올해로 4번째를 맞는 이번 행사는 현지인과 한인 2세들에게 한국의 전통악기를 직접 접하고 배워볼 수있는 기회를 제공한다. 가야금, 해금, 장구, 대금 등의 전통악기를 통해 한국의 민요를 연주해 볼 수 있으며, 이번년도에는 판소리와 북장단을 배울 수 있는 코스도 준비되어 있다. 워크샵은 7월 14일 (월요일) 부터 7월 18일 (금요일) 까지 5일 동안 열리며, 오전반과 오후반 2개의 클라스가 오픈되어 있다. 특히, 이번년도에는 국립국악원의 ‘온 나라 국악 경연대회’ 에서 수상을 한 연주자들 (대금, 피리, 판소리 전공자) 을 초빙해 보다 수준높은 강습을 받을 수 있다. 워크샵의 마지막 날에는 한국공연예술센터에서 학생들에게 수료증을 발급하며, 초청예술가들의 하우스콘서트도 열릴 것이다.
워크샵에 참여하고자 하는 학생은 212-921-9344 로 전화하거나 로 신청을 해주세요!!

(이름, 이메일, 전화번호, 참여를 원하는 클라스 시간 명시)

[날짜] 2014 7 14 (월요일부터 7 18(금요일까지
[시간클라스 I (오전반)  10:00am – 12:50pm
          클라스 II (오후반): 7:00pm – 09:50pm
[장소 한국공연예술센터
(12 East 33rd St., 5th Fl., New York, NY 10016)
*5일동안 사용하시는 악기 (가야금해금장구렌탈비 $50 불이 있습니다.




KPAC House Concert for Gayageum: The Scent of Spring (봄의 향기) on Friday, March 28 at 7:30pm

    KPAC House Concert for Gayageum: The Scent of Spring      

Featuring Jung-Hee Oh
A Korean traditional vocal performing artist 

Date & Time: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30pm
Location: Korean Performing Arts Center
(12 East 33rd St. 5th Fl., New York, NY 10025) 

     Free General Admission     

The Korean Performing Arts Center (KPAC) will present the House Concert for Gayageum: The Scent of Spring on Friday, March 28 at 7:30pm. KPAC is located in Koreatown in Midtown Manhattan so that it can be close to the Korean community. KPAC has offered several concert series each year to give both Korean and general audiences an opportunity to learn more about Korean culture and arts through the performances. This House Concert aims to inform and disseminate Korea traditional performing arts in mainstream America by using traditional instruments, such as the gayageum, geomungo, and haegeum.

The Scent of Spring featuring the gayageum is one of the instrumental concert series that KPAC will present this year. The gayageum is the most well-known Korean traditional zither, and it has 12 silk strings supported by 12 moveable bridges. Traditionally, it is made of pawlonia wood and consists of strings stretched over moveable frets.

This concert will feature the performance of Jung-Hee Oh, a Korean traditional vocal performing artist specializing in Gayageum Byungchang (a vocal genre with self-accompaniment of the gayageum) and Pansori (a traditional storytelling genre performed by a solo vocalist accompanied by a drummer). Ms. Oh is a certified recipient of the Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 23 in Gayageum Byungchang and Gayageum Sanjo. She and her fellow performers will show representative works including Gayageum Sanjo (a style of traditional Korean music involving an instrumental solo accompanied by drumming on the janggu instrument) and Gayageum Byungchang with the song Heungboga. In addition, the concert will consist of cross-cultural instrumental ensemble with western instruments such as the piano and some Korean modernized folk songs played on gayageum.

This concert is free, general admission, and seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please call us at 212-921-9344 or email us at