There’s no better way to enjoy the cool fall temperatures than to get outside and drink in the unique sites and sounds of Korea. Not sure where to go? Then check out “Palaces Serenades: Traditional Korean Music,” presented by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.Performances will take place every weekend from September 4th to October 24th at Changdeokgung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine, Deoksugung Palace, and Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Schedules and performances vary according to location, so there are plenty of options to choose from. At Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁), the home of the king during the Joseon Dynasty, there will be a Royal Reception every Sunday at 15:00 from October 3rd to 24th featuring the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts and Jeong Jae Research Society. At Changdeokgung Palace (창덕궁), music concerts such as Daegeumsanjo (feat. the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Kim Ho-Seong and Kim Yeong-Suk) will take place every Sunday at 11:00 and 16:00 from September 5th to October 10th.
At Jongmyo Shrine (종묘), home of the ancestral tablets of the royal family, Jongmyo Jeryeak (Korean ancestral ritual music) will be performed every Saturday at 10:00 from September 4th to October 16th by Foundation for the Preservation of Jongmyo Jeryeak along with Jin Ok-Seop. Meanwhile, at Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁), a fusion gugak performance (by Gang Eun-Il Haeguem Plus, and the Suk-Myeong Gayageum Orchestra) will take place every Saturday and Sunday at 16:00 from September 18th to October 16th.
Performances are included in the general admission price of each palace. For more details on performers and/or programs, please visit the Korean Traditional Performing Art Foundation at www.gung.or.kr
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