The orchestra will present a fantastic period musical
Some members of the cast of “Geumak” (Gyeonggi Sinawi Orchestra)
The Gyeonggi Sinawi Orchestra will perform their new original musical, “Geumak”, August 18-29 at the Gyeonggi Arts Center in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province.
The Fantastic Period musical is set in the Joseon era (1392-1910). A mysterious event around a forbidden musical score from the kingdom of Silla (57 BC.
The orchestra’s artistic director, Won Il, directs the production. Won was the Music Director of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. He was also artistic director of the Korea National Orchestra.
Four composers teamed up to write the numbers for this musical inspired by traditional music: Won, composer Seong Chan-kyeong, music director Han Woong-won and Son Da-hye, who wrote the screenplay for the opera. traditional Korean “Farewell My concubine.
Choreographer Cho In-ho, recognized at Critic’s Choice Dance Festival 2019, hosted by local dance magazine Dance Forum, has created contemporary choreography based on traditional and authentic Korean movements.
The cast includes Cho Pung-rae, Hwang Geon-ha and Na Ha-na, who played Glinda in the musical “Wicked”.
The Gyeonggi Sinawi Orchestra was founded in 1996 as the Gyeonggi Provincial Traditional Music Orchestra and changed its name in 2020. Its new name reflects a mission to create a new kind of Korean orchestra in the spirit of the “sinawi”, a style of improvisation that has its roots in traditional Korean music.
By Im Eun-byel ([email protected])