Galloway, N.J. – East meets West in the unique and intercultural musical duo CelloGayageum, consisting of cellist Sol Daniel Kim and Gayageum player Dayoung Yoon. Experience the seamless blending of two cultures through the duo’s music at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4.

The idea to create CelloGayageum came from the two artists’ visit to the "Pavillon of Unification" in Berlin, a city shaped by a tragic history of war, division and reunion. By blending the musical cultures and instruments of the Italian cello and the Korean gayageum, they create a harmonious symbiosis in both sound and style.

Since its formation in 2016, CelloGayageum has received recognition and awards, including the Soorim Culture Prize, as well as a grant from the Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture to produce its first album “South Wave, North Wind.” 

Cellogayageum, the duo consisting of a cello player and a traditional Gayageum player
Cellogayageum, the duo consisting of a cello player and a traditional Gayageum player. Photo by Seung Yull Nah. 

In addition to the duo’s musical pursuits, CelloGayageum is also committed to sharing a love of traditional South Korean music with a wider audience. By performing for a broad audience and serving as cultural ambassadors, CelloGayageum is helping to promote the traditional music culture of South Korea to the world.

Ticket Information 

Tickets are $30 for the general public; $28 for senior citizens; $25 for Stockton University alumni; $20 for Stockton staff and faculty; $18 for children (12 and under); and $10 for Stockton students. Special pricing for groups of 10 or more people is also available.

Tickets are available at the Stockton Performing Arts Center box office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 90 minutes before showtime. Call 609-652-9000.

Dancers for Capulli Mexican Dance Company
The Capulli Mexican Dance Company will host a show exploring the origins of Cinco De Mayo and why it is celebrated primarily in Puebla, Mexico, on April 26 in the Performing Arts Center.

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"CelloGayageum" and “Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo” by the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company are made possible through the Performing Arts Global Exchange program (“CelloGayageum”) and the Mid Atlantic Tours program (“Puebla”) of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.