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Fri, February 23, 2024 | 18:36
New and improved 'The Dresser' returns to theater
Ronald Harwood's play, “The Dresser,” returned to the stage last year, though its performance schedule was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pianist Kim Jeong-won to perform reflections of his past, present, future
Although Korea's market for classical music has grown larger, few classical musicians have reached the “fandom” level.But Pianist Kim Jeong-won, 46, had fans from the early stages of his career; a loyal fandom, who have been eagerly supporting him since he was in his 20s when he advanced to the third round of the Chopin International Piano Competition in 2000 - many of who st...
Elias Brown wins 1st KSO conducting competition
Conductor Elias Brown of the United States has won the first prize at the first KSO International Conducting Competition, co-hosted by the Korean Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and the Seoul Arts Center held at the art complex from Nov. 10 to Sunday.
[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...
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