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Mon, November 29, 2021 | 00:04
Seoul Spring Festival to present rare Beethoven works
The Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music (SSF) will present rare Beethoven works as well as his chamber repertoire in Seoul in May, under the theme “Ode to Joy.“ The program had been planned for last year to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birthday, but was postponed and then moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joseon-era stone statue, stupa to become cultural heritage
The Cultural Heritage Administration will designate two structures from the 1392-1910 Joseon Dynasty as national treasures. The administration said Hanpung Pavilion in Muju, North Jeolla Province, built in the early Joseon period and used by public servants, and a stupa containing the sarira or the cremated remains of Buddha, located at Hoeam Temple in Yangju, built around th...
Five millennial pianists to present Beethoven piano concertos
The Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra (GPO) will perform all of Beethoven's piano concertos at art centers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province from April 24 to May 8 featuring five rising star pianists. In the concerts to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth and titled “Five for Five,” Sun Youl, Jung Ji-won, Yoon A-in, Park Jae-hong and Lim Ju-hee will each play one of...
New version of musical 'Gwangju' traces pro-democracy movement from eyes of ordinary people
Between May 18 and 27 in 1980, citizens of Gwangju, South Jeolla Province stood up against the martial law imposed by the military junta led by then-President Chun Doo-hwan. About 200 people, including 22 soldiers on the government's side, are known to have been killed during the military crackdown. The 10-day Gwangju Uprising played a key role in igniting the pro-democracy m...
Pastors, Korean public poles apart over churches' responses to social distancing
A recent survey has found a deep gap in perceptions about the role of Protestant churches in social distancing with the vast majority of pastors saying churches were cooperative and did a good job in their responses to the government's regulations, while non-Protestants disagreed.
Musical 'Four Minutes' helps audience find meaning of life via skilled piano performances
The musical, “Four Minutes,” an adaptation of a 2006 German existentialist drama film by the National Jeongdong Theater, follows the relationship between a piano teacher named Kruger and an inmate called Jenny, aiming to deliver hope and provoke questions in finding the meaning of life through professional piano performances.
42nd Seoul Theater Festival from April to May
The 42nd Seoul Theater Festival will be held in various theaters around Seoul from April 30 to May 30 to showcase up to eight original plays and side events. During the festival, which began in 1977, plays such as “I remember who I am now” by Theater Company Iru (April 30-May 9); “No Country for Old Men and Women” (May 7-16); “Life Sceneries” (rough translation) by New Univer...
US Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, 5 others recognized for promoting hanbok
U.S. Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland and five teams have received a certificate of appreciation from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for promoting Korean traditional hanbok attire.
Translation errors or censorship? Youn's Kitchen under fire for wrong subtitles
Star producer Na Young-seok's hit reality show tvN's “Youn's Kitchen” belatedly came under fire for what tvN has claimed were translation errors.
35th Korea Dance Festival to promote peace
The dance “One” by choreographer Jung Bo-kyung of Lim Hak Sun Dance We / Courtesy of HanfilmBy Park Ji-wonThe Korea Dance Festival, an annual choreography festival held since 1985, will kick off April 21 at the ???????? ?????? ???????????? and Dongduk Women's University. This year's event will run through May 1 with the themes of peace and coexistence amid the ong...