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Wed, May 18, 2022 | 22:27
Harmonicist to team up with orchestra
Harmonicist Park Jong-seong is set to show the versatility of the instrument in his upcoming performance with an orchestra. Park, the first Korean ever to win first prize at the World Harmonica Festival in 2009, will be playing various pieces such as composer Kim Hyun-joon's harmonica concerto titled “Harmonica Memorial,” and James Moody's “Toledo, Spanish Fantasy” with PRIME...
Korean children's books win big at Bologna Children's Book Fair
Lee Gee-eun's book “Iparapa Yamooyamoo” won the prestigious BolognaRagazzi Award in the comics/early reader category held on the sidelines of the 58th Bologna Children's Book Fair, the world's largest children's book expo and one of the most prestigious events of its kind.
[INTERVIEW] Migrant workers' lives explored in dance performance, 'A Seventh Man'
“A Seventh Man,” a dance piece by choreographer Jung Young-doo dealing with migrant workers, will be performed again, 11 years following its creation in 2010. The work, inspired by the book with the same title, “A Seventh Man,” (1975) a book by John Berger and Jean Mohr about the lives of migrant workers in Europe, explores the movements of people and their emotions working a...
KBS' survey results about license fee hike raise eyebrows
The results of a recent survey by the state-run national public broadcaster, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), showing support for increasing TV license fees, have bewildered many people, because they contradict similar surveys conducted recently.
[INTERVIEW] 'Beetlejuice' restaging director says 'Seoul run will be highlight of my career'
“Beetlejuice,” the musical adaptation of Tim Burton's 1988 film, which premiered on Broadway in 2019, will hit Korea from June 18 to Aug. 7 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, which is its first run outside of Broadway.
Korean musicals shine brighter as domestic market grows
An office worker who asked to be named only by her surname of Choi said that she became one of the avid watchers of the Korean musical, “Marie Curie.” She watched it twice.
Korean music industry falls victim to Chinese labels' copyright infringements
Amid a tense social atmosphere in which China's government and nationalists are laying claim to some elements of Korean culture - from kimchi and samgyetamg to hanbok - Korean netizens have recently discovered that China-based musicians and labels have been infringing on several K-pop artists' copyrights on YouTube. Chinese companies have claimed they own the copyrights to g....
Korean Symphony Orchestra to hold first international conducting contest in Seoul
The Korean Symphony Orchestra (KSO) will hold its first international conducting competition in Korea from Nov. 10 to 14, aiming to cultivate and foster young talent from all over the world. Candidates who were born between Nov. 10, 1998 and Nov. 11, 1986 can apply for the competition. They will conduct pieces from a set repertoire that includes one piece composed by a Korean...
President to award certificate to holders of intangible cultural heritage
The Cultural Heritage Administration will start giving out presidential certificates next month in addition to its certifications of people and organizations designated as intangible cultural heritages, to express respect to them for preserving the customs and tradition of Korea. The move came after the administration revised the law on heritage preservation on May 25 which w...
[INTERVIEW] Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang plays Bach to express freedom in suffering
Playing “The Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin” has been one of the most challenging works for violinists as it is technically difficult to execute and of long duration at approximately 2 hours. But award-winning violinist Clara-Jumi Kang is set to take on the challenging task. She will be performing Bach's notable work throughout the country as part of her lifelo...
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