South Korean Maestro Conducts North Korean Orchestras

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 05:35 PM

North Korea says a prominent South Korean maestro has conducted two orchestras in the North in a sign of easing tensions between the countries.

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra chief Chung Myung-whun flew to North Korea on Monday to discuss musical programs for children there.

The North's official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday that Chung watched and conducted performances of the State Symphony Orchestra and the Unhasu Orchestra.

It said Chung also met with composers and toured a children's center where students are trained in singing, dancing, taekwondo, calligraphy and drawing.

Chung doubles as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

The visit comes as Seoul moves to improve ties. It recently allowed a religious delegation to visit the North.

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NELSON CHEY from Vancouver, Canada

I am planning and arranging a British violinist (classical) to perform in South Korea since he will perform in Asia. Please advise the email address of: (1) State Symphony Orchestra of DPRK and (2) KBS Symphony Orchestra
Thank you for your kind attention and your reply of same subject will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Nelson Chey

Aug. 18 2012 12:00 AM

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