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Wed, March 29, 2023 | 16:00
Chopin Competition winner to perform with Seoul Philharmonic in Nov.
The winner of the upcoming 18th Chopin Piano Competition will play “Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 or 2” - depending on who takes the grand prize - with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) at the Seoul Arts Center on Nov. 27. The SPO has announced that the concert, titled, “And The Winner is ...,” conducted by Wilson Ng, associate conductor of the SPO, will be performed. Dur...
[INTERVIEW] How conductor Chin Sol found her niche in game soundtrack concerts
In August 2019, a rare live classical concert was held at the Sejong Center for The Performing Arts. Titled “StarCraft Live Concert,” conducted by Chin Sol, an orchestra and a band specially formed for the concert played soundtracks works from StarCraft, Blizzard Entertainment's highly popular real-time strategy game released in 1998. They played the theme songs of the game i...
'Number of churchgoers may decline by 26.5% after COVID-19 pandemic': survey
“I used to go to church with my parents, which could be a nightmare from time to time, as I didn't have an excuse to decline attending. But after the spread of the infectious disease, the church had to shut down several times and opened a streaming session every Sunday. I believe in God and participate in online services but I don't go to church anymore,” a 34-year-old church...
Kim Gui-line, pioneer of monochrome painting, dies at 85
Monochrome painter Kim Gui-line, a pioneer of monochrome painting in Korea, has died in Paris, France, Friday, local time. He was 85. Born in 1936 in Kowon, South Hamgyong Province, part of present-day North Korea, Kim studied French at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and moved to France in 1961 to study more about French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Ballet explores independence fighter's last moments
“I will dance and shout hurrah when I hear the news of Korea's independence in heaven,” independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun said right before he was executed at Lushun Prison in March 1910 for assassinating Hirobumi Ito - a former four-term prime minister of Japan and the first resident-general of Korea while it was a protectorate of the Empire of Japan - at China's Harbin Rai...
Traditional Korean herbalists, a unique profession facing extinction
Readers who have watched Korean dramas that portray the Joseon era (1392-1910), such as “Dae Jang Geum,” may have seen scenes in which doctors practiced acupuncture and gave sick people herbal medicine.
Seoul Arts Center to launch summer classical music festival
The Seoul Arts Center (SAC) will launch the 2021 Summer Music Festival, with up to 13 Korean classical music groups participating in relay performances at the art complex from Aug. 27 to 29.
World Heritage Festival set to present value of Korean heritage from Aug. 13
Many know of the UNESCO World Heritage List, but far fewer are aware of the value of the UNESCO-recognized sites themselves. To showcase the power of the nation's diverse cultural assets and foster awareness of the importance of preserving them, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation last year launched the World Heritage Festival...
Play featuring Seoulites' daily lives to be performed in September
The play “Ten Million Cities” will spotlight the diversity in Seoul residents' lives, during its run at the Sejong Center from Sept. 3 to 19. Directed by Park Hae-seong and written by Jeon Sung-hyun, the play focuses on reflecting a wide range of experiences in Seoulites' everyday lives. Therefore, instead of having a lead role and a central storyline, it stages 47 scenes wit...
Nat'l Theater to unveil free online lectures on traditional performing arts
The National Theater of Korea (NTOK) will unveil its lecture video series “Let's Gugak II” on YouTube in three foreign languages on Aug. 12, as part of its efforts to promote the Korean traditional performing arts to non-Koreans.