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[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...
National Dance Company unveils shamanism-inspired performance
A dance performance inspired by “naerimgut,” a Korean traditional shamanism initiation ritual, will be showcased by the National Dance Company of Korea of the National Theater of Korea (NTOK) from Thursday to Saturday.
[INTERVIEW] Pianist Kim Dae-jin, president of K-Arts behind Koreans winning of global music competitions
Korea is now known as one of the leading countries in terms of having the largest number of winners of international competitions. Statistics show that Korean musicians won 150 top prizes in the World Federation of International Music Competitions-approved tournaments over the last 60 years as of 2017.
Seoul International Buddhism Expo kicks off with sustainable living theme
The Seoul International Buddhism Expo will be held both online and in person, from today until Nov. 14, on the theme of sustainable living.
Monthly ticket sales for theater performances recover to pre-pandemic levels
Aggregate ticket sales for musicals, plays, classical concerts and other performances reached 30.3 billion won ($25.7 billion) in October, according to the data from the Korea Performing Arts Box Office Information System (KOPIS), for the first time in about 21 months, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Criteria for designating treasures set to change
The criteria for selecting treasures for government-recognized status will be redefined starting from Nov. 19. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said it partially revised the rules on designation of treasures and national treasures under the Cultural Heritage Protection Act, which was enacted in January 1962. Currently, the law stipulates that items can be designated...
US violinist Karisa Chiu wins ISANGYUN Competition
Tongyeong International Music Foundation (TIMF) said its jury selected violinist Karisa Chiu from the United States as the winner of the ISANGYUN Competition 2021 in South Gyeongsang Province, Saturday.
19th-century pavilion in Korean royal palace restored by artisans
There is a mysterious pavilion in the back garden of Gyeongbok Palace located in north-central Seoul that originally nobody knew when exactly it was built. Named the Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, literally meaning “the pavilion where the fragrance spreads afar,” the two-level hexagonal construction was thought to have been built in the 4,605 square-meter Hyangwonji Pond between 186...
Early Joseon-era metal movable type blocks unveiled to public
Up to 1,755 excavated artifacts, including the oldest existing movable metal type print blocks made in the Joseon era (1392-1910), at around 1434, will be unveiled to the public in the National Palace Museum of Korea.
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