Performance: Five Senses of Korea by Ensemble La Mer et L’Île

Posted by: Lauren Barnes  |  Posted on: January 12th, 2023











Friday 20 January 2023 at 7.30pm

St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

£30 / £20, Young Friends £5

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Founded in 2013, La Mer et L’Ile(The Island and the Sea) is a unique Arts and Sciences Society based in Seoul,Korea. Their past performances and exhibitions have been praised by audiences throughout the world as an exemplary collaboration of the highest quality of traditional Classical music and traditional Korean music. This upcoming performance in London will showcase a wide range of works by modern Korean composers such as June-Hee Lim and Myung-Whun Choi as well as by one of classics favorites, Britain’s Divertimento for string quartet. They will also present the court music of the Joseon Dynasty – Jongmyo Jeryeak (종묘제례악) and Yeongsanhoesang (영산회상) – played with a combination of western instruments and Korean traditional instruments such as the Haegum,Daegum,Piri, Saenghwang and Gayagum. These special works will surely fascinate the audience in London and enrich their listening experience in different cultures connected through passion for music.

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