President Lee Young-moo’s delegation hosts the ‘Hanyang Gukak Festival’ at Sonoma State University
26 professors and students from the Department of Korean Traditional Music participated as performers
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Visiting Sonoma State University on August 21st, President Lee Young-moo held the Hanyang Gukak Festival with great success at the Green Music Center.
The festival, first held in Northern California, was attended by 26 professors and students from the Department of Korean Traditional Music at Hanyang University. The Green Music Center in Weill Hall at Sonoma State, where the performance was held, has one of the best acoustics in the world with 1,400 seats.
The performances had six programs: the best traditional Korean music "Sujecheon", "Daepungnyu" where the bamboo wind musical instrument is organized, "Geomungo duet", "25-string gayageum", "The story of Shim Chung" where the blind father opens his eyes, and “Hojeok sinawi” played with the taepyeongso ensemble.
In addition, President Lee Young-moo had a meeting with officials from Sonoma State University in which he discussed future plans for exchange and cooperation between the two universities.
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