Korean Cultural Center
Monday, June 12 @ 7:00 P.M.
Capital One Hall, The Vault
7750 Capital One Tower Rd, Tysons, VA 22102

OnStage Korea 2023 Season: Second Moon

Monday, June 12 @ 7:00 P.M.

Capital One Hall, The Vault
7750 Capital One Tower Rd, Tysons, VA 22102

Free Admission with RSVP

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) proudly presents acclaimed Korean performance group The Second Moon and their genre-defying, tradition-inspired music in a free concert event at Capital One Hall in Tyson Corner, Va. on Monday June 12 at 7:00 p.m.

This latest showcase in the KCCDC performing arts series OnStage Korea continues the 2023 season’s eye-opening look at trends in popular Korean fusion music—often inspired, but not bound, by tradition.

The Second Moon combines their unique personal style and musical vibes in a dynamic 7-member band, blending Korean pansori, a traditional form of musical storytelling, with traditional Irish music in the form of instruments such as the Irish whistle, bodhran, and mandolin.

The group also represents the cutting-edge of contemporary creative music that can be both popular and commercially viable, producing original CF (commercial film) songs and OST (original sound track) music in Korea and Europe. The band gained recognition in 2006 when they earned both Rookie of the Year and Record of the Year at the Korean Music Awards, and their music was featured in hit K-dramas such as Princess Hours (2006) and Goong S (2007). The line between traditional and pop culture is often blurred in their music, lending a broad appeal, but the immersive audience experience remains paramount.

The Second Moon was formed in 2004 with the aim of enriching listener’s lives with new sensibilities and novel musical experience. To this end, the group incorporates various world folk music traditions, especially Irish-style music. Their goal is to create and play richly textured, fun, and imaginative music for audiences of all ages.

This concert is also among many cultural events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Korea-United States alliance in 2023 and the longstanding ties of Korean-American friendship. This performance is sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), Arts Council Korea (ARKO), Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation (KoTPA). Tickets are free with a reservation.

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