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Wed, June 29, 2022 | 21:25
Korean American violinist named concertmaster of Hamburg Philharmonic
Daniel Cho, a 27-year-old Korean American violinist, has been appointed as concertmaster of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra in Germany, filling a seat that had reportedly remained empty for the last 13 years.
Joseon Royal Tombs festival celebrated online, offline
The 2nd Joseon Royal Tombs Festival, a celebration of royal court culture and heritage from the 1392-1910 Joseon Kingdom, will run until Oct. 24 at six different royal tomb sites around Seoul and Gyeonggi Province and via online platforms.
Korea National Contemporary Dance Company explores meanings of family in Asia
The Korea National Contemporary Dance Company (KNCDC) will present a set of dance works that explore the transformation and diverse forms of family in Confucianism-based Asian societies through the eyes of choreographers from Korea, Japan and Singapore.
Live music festivals announce lineups, gradually returning to regular concerts
Since last year, following the start of the ban on large gatherings due to the spread of COVID-19, regular music festivals have been forced to hold online concerts or cancel their events. As concerts cannot be held outside of designated music halls, under the strict Level 4 distancing measures, which have been in place in the Seoul and surrounding metropolitan region until Oc...
Asia Culture Week kicks off Friday
The 2021 Asia Culture Week will be held under the theme of “empathy” at the Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju from Friday to Oct. 24, to promote cooperation among Asian countries.
Korean National Ballet to present Balanchine's 'Jewels'
The Korean National Ballet (KNB) will showcase the full-length George Balanchine's “Jewels” for the first time in Korea. The KNB led by artistic director Kang Sue-jin will premiere the ballet choreographed by legendary choreographer and dancer Balanchine at the Seoul Arts Center from Oct. 20 to 24.
Vienna Philharmonic likely to perform in Seoul
The Vienna Philharmonic, one of the world's most prestigious orchestras, could perform in Korea next month, becoming the first foreign orchestra with more than 100 members to hold concerts in Korea since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
First commercial theatrical work of Korea reborn as immersive show
The National Jeongdong Theater has been at center of the establishment of public theater in Korea's modern history. Marking the 40th anniversary of the enthronement of the self-proclaimed Emperor Gojong, his Korean Empire founded Hyopyulsa, the first modern indoor theater, near Gwanghwamun, central Seoul in 1902, where they formed a group of legendary singers and musicians wh...
Universal Ballet to present 'Giselle' in October
The Universal Ballet Company will present its performance of “Giselle” at the Seoul Arts Center from Oct. 29 to 31. The work was performed online last year due to the pandemic. The classic ballet that was first performed in 1841 with music composed by Adolphe Adam is one of the works the ballet company has been widely known for since “Giselle's” first performance in Korea in ...
Odaesan Mountain Culture Festival to give sneak peek at Buddhism-inspired musical
Audiences will be able to see a part of the musical, “Lepaka Muryang,” inspired by Buddhism during the 18th Odaesan Mountain Culture Festival, an annual event held by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism to promote Korean Buddhist culture at Woljeongsa Temple in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province from Oct. 8 to 10. The temple is one of Korea's five biggest temples and a cultural rel...
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