The Jeju City Government and Jeju Culture Center will hold the “Yongyeon On-board Musical Concert” on Saturday May 25. The show at the Yongyeon Suspension Bridge is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be seven teams and 230 performers, including: Ansan Municipal Traditional Orchestra, Jeju Provincial Choir, Jeju Municipal Choir, Children’s Choir, The “Silver” (Elderly) Choir, and also special guests.
From 6:30 p.m. there will be a street parade from Gwandeokjeong to the Yongyeon festival site. Chui-ta-dae, a Korean instrumental orchestra, and Pungmulpae, a Korean traditional percussion band, will accompany the parade.
The concert itself begins at 7:30 p.m. with four parts:
1 - Performances under the theme “Meeting the Mountain Spirit and Dragon King” and Jeju folk song performances, with poetry recitation.
2 - Ansan Municipal Traditional Orchestra perform “Taepyongso Sinaui”, “Haegum Concerto” and others.
3 - Various performances, such as Korean traditional narrative songs (“Chang”), Korean folk songs (“Pansori”) as well as well-known traditional musicians.
4 - The “Yongyeon couldn’t sleep” performance performed by Ansan Municipal Traditional Orchestra, Jeju Provincial Choir, Jeju Municipal Choir, The Children’s Choir, and The Silver Choir.
The festivities are in tribute to Jeju’s mystical Yongyeon, which is a must-see for locals and visitors, alike.
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