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Reporter : Park Ji-won
Mon, November 29, 2021 | 00:23
[INTERVIEW] Metaverse-inspired German play 'Ultraworld' questions meaning of game-like life
“Can virtual reality replace the real world?” Many might think that this metaphysical question arose only with the introduction of new technologies in the 21st century, but actually, it has existed since ancient times, as in the Allegory of the Cave by Greek philosopher Plato.
Pianist Kissin mesmerizes Korean audience again with four encores
“His music reminded me of an encounter with my loved one,” Choi Eun-kyu, a violinist and classical music critic, said after the recital by Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin at the Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul, Monday. Kissin is one of the most popular concert pianists in Korea.
Korea's iconic theatrical show 'Nanta' set to return
Wearing sweatpants, five performers gathered together for the first time in 21 months, in an empty theater in Myeong-dong, Seoul, designed especially for “Nanta,” a non-verbal, cooking-themed, percussive, theatrical performance.
[INTERVIEW] For Chopin competition winner Bruce Liu, piano is a 'hobby' he has passion for
Classical music fans all over the world were excited to watch the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition held last month, expecting the emergence of a star pianist who could influence the classical music industry for some time to come. Korean fans had especially high expectations for the contest, as the winner of the last competition held six years ago was Korea...
COVID-cancelled French musical 'Notre Dame de Paris' hits Korean theaters
The original French production of the musical, “Notre Dame de Paris,” based on the novel with the same title by Victor Hugo and one of the most popular original foreign productions in Korea, will be performed with its 1998 original cast and new casts in three different locations in Korea, running until Jan. 16 of next year.
New and improved 'The Dresser' returns to theater
Ronald Harwood's play, “The Dresser,” returned to the stage last year, though its performance schedule was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pianist Kim Jeong-won to perform reflections of his past, present, future
Although Korea's market for classical music has grown larger, few classical musicians have reached the “fandom” level.But Pianist Kim Jeong-won, 46, had fans from the early stages of his career; a loyal fandom, who have been eagerly supporting him since he was in his 20s when he advanced to the third round of the Chopin International Piano Competition in 2000 - many of who st...
Elias Brown wins 1st KSO conducting competition
Conductor Elias Brown of the United States has won the first prize at the first KSO International Conducting Competition, co-hosted by the Korean Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and the Seoul Arts Center held at the art complex from Nov. 10 to Sunday.
[REVIEW] Vienna Philharmonic lifts spirts of classical music fans
It was a very special night for classical music fans. The prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO) led by Riccardo Muti performed Mozart, Schubert and Johan Strauss at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul on Sunday.
'Room of quiet contemplation' designs space for viewers to reflect on 'thinking Bodhisattvas'
There are many ways to enjoy pieces in a museum, but one normally starts with reading the explanatory text written at the entrance of the exhibition hall and then the texts next to the individual works. These texts may be informative and enable us to learn about the historical context of the pieces, but sometimes they fail to give us room to take a moment to contemplate their...
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