Win FREE TICKETS to Park Jiha @ EMPAC at RPI on Tuesday


At 7:30pm on Tuesday (September 25), Korean composer Park Jiha will perform with her quartet at EMPAC at RPI in Troy, one of one of only two stops in the U.S. (along with the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC) on a world tour performing music from her new album, Communion.

The music of composer/multi-instrumentalist Park Jiha blends classical minimalism and improvised music with an array of traditional Korean instruments including the piri (double-reed bamboo flute), saenghwang (bamboo mouth organ) and yanggeum (hammered dulcimer). Deftly combining the instrumentation and complex expression of traditional Korean music with an array of contemporary forms and sounds, Park Jiha collaborated with musicians from different genres – including jazz, classical and post-rock – on her debut album, as she pursued a form of experimental minimalism that rejects ornamentation in favor of a stark clarity and meticulous balance.

At EMPAC, Park Jiha will perform material from the Communion project, featuring her quartet: Chris Varga (vibraphone), Jeon Jekon (double bass) and Kim Oki (bass clarinet, saxophone).

Tickets for Tuesday’s concert are now on sale, priced at $18; students/seniors $13.

BUT WAIT… we’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the concert to two lucky Nippertown readers! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Tuesday (September 25). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Tuesday afternoon. Good luck! Congrats to the winners, who have been notified via email.

  1. Art Flynn says

    Would love to go!

  2. Steve says

    Sounds fantastic

  3. David says

    Thank you to empac for bringing more world class artists to our area! If you haven’t already, check out the videos of this quartet. Phenomenal!

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