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To mark its 82nd founding year, Holy Angel University will stage a two-part musical presentation on March 6, 2015 at the University Theatre featuring the HAU Chorale and a special performance by a group of traditional Korean music artists led by Ms. Soojin Lee.

Ms. Lee, who holds a doctorate degree in Korean Traditional Music from Seoul National University (SNU), will fly into the country with her company of three other traditional musicians to share and showcase their musical tradition and artistry as featured performers celebrating HAU Founder’s Day.

Ms. Lee plays the gayageum, both the harp-like traditional Korean 12-string instrument and the modified 25-string version. She teaches Korean traditional music at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, a course she also taught until recently at SNU, her alma mater. To date, she has recorded and released four albums of gayageum music.

Aside from holding regular shows in her native Korea, Ms. Lee has held recitals in many other countries and she is coming to HAU fresh from her performance inthe US, England, China, Japan and Taiwan.

Joining Ms. Lee in the HAU gayageum recital areSeo Su Bok, leader of the percussion section of the National Gugak Center Creative Music Group, and Na JinSook and Ko Young Mi, both members of the Geum-Woo-Ak-Hoi (Musical Society for Korean Traditional String Ensembles). All three artists obtained their master’s degree in Korean Traditional Music from Dankook University.

This year’s Founder’s Day also marks the 123rd birth anniversary of Don Juan D. Nepomuceno, HAU founder, and begins in the morning with activities that include wreath-laying ceremonies at the tomb of Don Juan, the celebration of the Holy Mass at the University Chapel, and the conferment of the Founder’s Day Awards.

The two-part musical presentation, which is open to the public for free, starts at 2:30 p.m., with the Gayageum Recital slated at 4:00 p.m.

Interested parties may call the HAU Performing Arts at (045) 888-8691/625-9619 Local 1552 or the Office of International Affairs at Local 1114 for more information.

Date Posted: 02-26-2015