Experience the unique sounds of traditional Korean music at Flushing Town Hall this June

(Left to right) Kim Yulhee, Seo Jungmin and You Byoungwook performing.
Photo courtesy of Sanghoon Ok.

Head to Flushing Town Hall this June to hear the uniquely beautiful sounds of Korean traditional music.

Seo Jungmin, a renowned Korean gayageum player, will make her New York debut at Flushing Town Hall located at 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m. Jungmin pushes the boundaries between traditional and contemporary music, combining the gayageum with shamanic vocals and percussion. Jungmin will be joined by You Byoungwook and Kim Yulhee, who are known for their percussion and unique shamanic vocal skills respectively.

Jungmin is one of the many talented Korean artists Flushing Town Hall has featured throughout its cultural performances. She is well versed in the 25-string gayageum, a modern twist on the traditional Korean 12-string horizontal harp zither. 

Jungmin is known worldwide for her musicality. She received critical acclaim for her 2016 solo project, “COSMOS 25,” and was nominated in the “Excellent Crossover Album” category at the 2017 Korean Music Awards. Additionally, her project “HOME” received the prestigious Repertoire of the Year title from Arts Council Korea. Her latest work, “One, My Utopia!,” premiered at the 2022 CINARS Biennale and was selected as PAMS Choice at the Performing Arts Market Seoul in 2021. 

Audience members will be able to ask the performers questions during a post-concert discussion and Q&A immediately following the performance. Jungmin’s performance at Flushing Town Hall is part of a seven-city U.S. tour, including stops in Baltimore, MD; Roxbury, Norwood and Chatham, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; and Phoenix, AZ. 

Ellen Kodadeck, executive and artistic director of Flushing Town Hall, said the organization is proud to present such a talented group of world-class musicians. “Seo Jungmin is a master at her craft, and we’re honored that she will be sharing the music of her culture with us,” Kodadeck said. 

For a sneak peak of the performance, please check out this video. Tickets are $18 general admission and $12 for members, seniors and students with an ID. Tickets can be purchased at here or by calling the box office at (718) 463-7700, extension 222.