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Wed, October 5, 2022 | 14:00
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...
Renovated National Theater of Korea optimized for Korean traditional sound
The Haeoreum Grand Theater of the National Theater of Korea (NTOK) is set to open after a four-year renovation with facilities more conducive to Korean traditional music. The first large repair of the theater since 1973 focused on boosting sound quality and stage construction, by spending 65.8 billion won ($58 million).
[INTERVIEW] Comic artist Won Soo-yeon talks about reprint of 'Full House' manhwa
Webtoons are now the most popular way to read comic books in Korea. But back in the 1990s and the early 2000s, there were only printed comics, called “manhwa” in Korean, targeting female teens and women in their 20s, largely focused on romance. That genre of comics was called “sunjeong manhwa.” “Sunjeong” means “pure love” in Korean. Other comics about war, sports and action ...
Pansori performance 'Sugung-ga' ('Gwitto' in Korean) offers wisdom amid pandemic
Since last year, “Sugungga,” one of the five existing repertoires of “pansori,” or the Korean genre of musical storytelling, became popular among a wider audience after being partially adopted by an alternative pop band called Leenalchi. The band rose to stardom after successfully leading the country's tourism campaign, “Feel the Rhythm of Korea,” with its addictive music and...
New leader of KBS Orchestra: Korean audiences are passionate, warm-hearted
KBS Symphony Orchestra's new music director, Pietari Inkinen, portrays Koreans as “one of the world's most passionate” audiences.
Korean tidal flats receive preliminary 'defer' status as UNESCO World Heritage
The country's tidal flats received a “deferral” in a preliminary evaluation process to determine potential sites that ...
Production companies clash over 'Les Miserables' concert copyright
Korean production companies are clashing over copyright issues surrounding the concert, “Les Miserables,” four days before it is scheduled to be held in Seoul and Busan from May 15 to 23. Les Miserable Korea (KCMI), the Korean unit of Cameron Mackintosh (CML), the U.K. production company of the musical “Les Miserables,” released a statement, Monday, claiming that the concert ...
Lee Ae-ju, master of religious folk dance Seungmu, dies at 73
Lee Ae-ju, a cultural icon of the pro-democracy movement in the 1970s and 1980s and master of religious folk dance Seungmu, died of cancer, Monday. She was 73.