6th Showcase of 2017 Season OnStage Korea
Korean Traditional Music Ensemble, ‘Fairy Tale’ <Land of the Poet>
Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00pm
Studio Theatre(Mead Theatre)
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
For the sixth and final Onstage Korea showcase of 2017, the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. welcomes Fairytale, an innovative traditional Korean music band, for their Capital premiere on Dec. 5, 2017.
Formed in 2011, Fairytale’ score motto is to ‘communicate with the world through music.’ By creating music with pure sensibilities, the group strives to stay faithful to their namesake: pure, innocent, and emotional storytelling. Fairytale also aims to get up close and personal with their audiences through unique venues like busy streets and intimate theaters, but also a gripping stage presence in order to continually expand their artistic goals.
Fairytale’s music is based on Korean traditional music, but the group aims to achieve the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary styles. Fairytale will celebrate their Washington, D.C. premiere presenting a major repertoire, The Land of Poet, including High spirit, What are you looking for, Until peonies bloom, After raining, etc. This performance based on a story from a famous piece of Korean poetry blends narrative music with dramatic theater methods. Fairytale seeks to convey the emotions and rhythm of Korean poetry, delivered with their irresistible musical style.
Yuseok Seo | Daegeum(Korean bamboo flute)
Yunjin Ko | Haegeum(Korean fiddle)
Joohee Kim | Geomungo(Korean zither)
Kyuyeon Kim | Percussion
Myeongseo Jang | Vocal
Youngjin Oh | Piano
Chami | Composer
Fairytale was selected in 2014 for the Traditional ING, a project by Jungdong Theater in Seoul, Korea that seeks out creative traditional artistic groups, where they presented a musical, The Report on the Earth from Little Prince. Fairytale sought out more original ways to intertwine story and music through their concert A Piece of Warm Word, which adopted the form of a music broadcast. They released their first album, Sway with the Fairy Dream, in 2013, and their second album Another Dream in 2015, which includes original vocal songs with the lyrics of poems set to nature-themed music. Fairytale was also selected to showcase their work at the Asia Pacific Music Meeting in 2015, a recognition of their performance potential in overseas markets.