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Special Programs

World Music Big Party

Cheerful Irish music with an orchestra performance by 20 musicians of the Clare Memory Orchestra, '2nd Moon', known as the Irish band of Korea, Jeanne Cherhal, a French chanson singer songwriter who overwhelms audiences only with a piano, and a collaborated stage of Park Juwon, a gypsy guitarist and Malo, a jazz empress.

Time & Date : 19:00, Oct. 10 (Sat)

Venue : Open-air Theater, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

K-Folk Big Party_ Song Changsik, Yang Hee-eun, Jang Pilsun

Legendary figures of Korean folk songs like Song Changsik and Yang Hee-eun, and a singer songwriter Jang Pilsun whose thick and profound voice touch your soul. Though they belong to different generations, these three singer songwriters have built their own unique music world. We will have a great chance to enjoy their music in JISF.

Time & Date : 19:00, Oct. 9 (Fri)

Venue : Open-air Theater, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

Pansori Five Batangs

Kang Gyoung-a
Kim Soyoung
Kim Semi Yun
Jongho Choi
Jinsuk Ju Soyeon

Heungbo-ga by Kang Gyoung-a_ 13:00, Oct. 9 (Fri). Hyanggyo Culture Center, Jeonju Hanok Village
Winner of the top prize (President's award) from the Pansori master section of the 2012 Jeonju Daesaseuo Nori. Her Misan-style belongs to Dongpyeonje Pansori, and her gyemyeonjo mode centered sad vocal is the feature of her singing.

Shimcheong-ga by Kim Soyoung_ 19:00, Oct. 9 (Fri). Hyanggyo Culture Center, Jeonju Hanok Village
Winner of the top prize (President's award) from Pansori master section of the 1993 Chunhyang Festival in Namwon. A master sori artist who excels at sad and pathetic gyemyeonjo mode voice.

Suggung-ga by Kim Semi_ 13:00, Oct. 10 (Sat). Hyanggyo Culture Center, Jeonju Hanok Village
Winner of the grand prize (President's award) from the Pansori master section of the 2001 Chunhyang Festival in Nawon. Energetic and magnanimous sori learned from Hong Jeongtaek(Chudam)'s badi (superb sori a student learns and refines what he/she learns from his/her teacher).

Jeokbyeok-ga by Yun Jongho_ 19:00, Oct. 10 (Sat). Hyanggyo Culture Center, Jeonju Hanok Village
Winner of the President's award of the master sori artists section of the nationwide Pansori and gugak contest at Boseong Sori Festival. He will show the essence of 'Boseong-style Jeokbyeok-ga' as his vocal has been appraised to be ideally suited to Jeokbyeok-ga which is virile and has a tense flow.

Chunhyang-ga by Ju Soyeon & Choi Jinsuk_ 13:00, Oct. 11 (Sun). Hyanggyo Culture Center, Jeonju Hanok Village
Ju Soyeon is the winner of the President's award of the master sori artist section at Im Bangwool Gugak Contest. Choi Jinsuk is the winner of 'Today's Young Artist' by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. Relayed singing Chunhyang-ga by two well-trained leading female sori artists.

Sanjo Night

Excellent relay performances of their lives with zenithal techniques! Every year, master artists of instrumental music at the peak of their career are invited to give fantastic performances and make the audience lapse into a state of ecstasy with their great soulful performances.
Kang Jeongsuk & Lee Saenggang

Time & Date : 20:00, Oct. 9 (Fri)

Venue : Dongheon, Jeonju Traditional Culture Training Institute

Park Dalnim & Seo Youngho

Time & Date : Oct. 10 (Sat), Dongheon

Venue : Jeonju Traditional Culture Training Institute

Young Pansori Five Batangs

Yu Seulgi
Lee Seonghyeon
Kim Daeil
Ahn Eeho
Lee Jisuk

Enchanting vocal akin to a layered long period of time
Chunhyang-ga by Yu Seulgi, 16:00, Oct. 7 (Wed) / Cypress Forest behind Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

Love and sharing, practicing true sori
Heungbo-ga by Lee Seonghyeon, 16:00, Oct. 8 (Thur) / Cypress Forest behind Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

An asset to be a model male sori master
Shimcheong-ga by Kim Daeil, 16:00, Oct. 9 (Fri) / Cypress Forest behind Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

Modern sori artist adapting to every situation
Jeokbyeok-ga by Ahn Eeho, 16:00, Oct. 10 (Sat) / Cypress Forest behind Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

A next generation sori artist full of various talents
Suggung-ga by Lee Jisuk, 16:00, Oct. 11 (Sun) / Cypress Forest behind Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

2015 Entertainers' Songs_ Jeonbuk Nong-ak Masters' Collection

Revived 'Artistic Gut' of nong-ak masters! 'Entertainers' Songs', the leading brand of the JISF, is once again ready to be a new hot concert with "Jeonbuk Nong-ak Masters' Collection" to honor the registration of Nong-ak into UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in 2014.

Time & Date : 19:00, Oct. 8 (Thu)

Venue : Moak Hall, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

Sori Frontier with KB Bank

Honoring its sixth year, participating teams compete for the chance to win a ticket for Babel Med Music held in France. The first prize winner, the KB Sori Awardee, will receive ten million Korean won for their creative activity. Further, the team will get a chance to join the showcase stage of the 2016 France Babel Med Music. Thus, the competition will be far more intense.
Finalists : 'Seum', a world music group; 'Beot', a percussion duo; 'Group TAAL'

Time & Date : 17:30. Oct. 9 (Fri)

Venue : Norimadang. Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

Ko-Bra Project_ Jeonggaakhoi & Benjamim Taubkin Trio

- Jeonggaakhoi : Modern gugak performing the soul of our music profoundly
- Benjamim Taubkin : The best Brazilian modern musician as well as leading world musician of South America. Art director of Mercado Cultural Festival representing Brazil.

Time & Date : 15:00, Oct. 9 (Fri)

Venue : Yeonji Hall, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

Hwang Byeonggi / Satoh Masahiko & Pradeep Ratnayake

- Hwang Byeonggi: Gayageum master of composition and performance broadening the horizon of Korean music with only the gayageum.
- Satoh Masahiko: Modern jazz piano master having a wide musical spectrum.
- Pradeep Ratnayake: Essence of sitar based on Sri Lanka's traditional melodies.

Time & Date : 15:00, Oct. 10 (Sat)

Venue : Yeonji Hall, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

Korean-Belgian Project: Toine thys Trio /
Dongnampung / Iva Bittova

Toinethys Trio & Dongnampung (Belgium/Netherlands)
Belgian jazz band Toinethys Trio which has had a ceaseless ardent wish towards Korean traditional music visits Korea. Toinethys Trio has met Dongnampung, a leading Korean percussion team, and made an agreement to have a collaborative stage.
Iva Bittova (Czech Republic/U.S.A.)
Iva Bittova, a legendary European vocalist and violinist, and clarinetist Evan Ziporyn will get together to give a fantastic performance crossing the borders of various music genres.

Time & Date : 15:00, Oct. 11 (Sun)

Venue : Yeonji Hall, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do

Barbara Furtuna / Master sori artist Kim Younggi & Bangjungjiak

Barbara Furtuna
Barbara Furtuna is a vocal group which consists of four men. They are musicians singing traditional polyphony music, the traditional music of Corsica, France.
Master sori artist Kim Younggi & Bangjungjiak
Gagok (lyrical songs), among all of the Korean music genres, is the genre which makes its vocal deeper. Encounter of a master vocal Kim Younggi's and 'Bangjungjiak' (meaning calm and pure music played with the geomungo or/and the gayageum in a room) which will continue their active performances based on jeong-ak.

Time & Date : 13:00, Oct. 11 (Sun)

Venue : Myeongin Hall, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do