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November nights to resonate with German orchestras
Nov 03, 2015
Autumn nights throughout November will brim with classical music, as three leading German orchestras are set to descend upon Seoul. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra are each ready to perform for class...

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Jeong-dong hosts evening festival
Oct 30, 2015
The neighborhood of Jeong-dong in Jung-gu District is located in the middle of downtown Seoul. It was the center of exchanges when Joseon first opened its doors to other countries in the late 1800s. Western religions, such as Protestantism and Catholicism, and diplomatic delegati...

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Korean recipes: oyster tofu soup
Oct 30, 2015
Dubbed the 'milk of the sea,' oysters are just as nutritious as milk. It is in the fall, especially between September and December, that oysters are in-season across the Korean Peninsula. Oysters are often called the “milk of the sea,” as they are just as nutritious as milk. In...

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Stamp series commemorates endangered wolves
Oct 30, 2015
In cartoons and movies, wolves are often shown to be rough, fierce and mean. However, wolves can be nice and warm animals. They live in tight-knit family groups and the male wolf generally allows the female wolf or puppies to eat first after a kill. Also, the male wolf sometimes ...

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Eat your way across Korea: pork breaded cutlets
Oct 30, 2015
The delicious world of Korean cuisine is broad and deep. From the vast vegetable varieties in kimchi, through to the three pillars of Korean cuisine -- red pepper paste, soy sauce and soybean paste -- Korean cooking encompasses the expansive geography and habitats native to the K...

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Korean movies light up Singapore
Oct 29, 2015
Korean movies have wowed their fans in Singapore. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Korea-Singapore diplomatic ties, the Korean Film Festival in Singapore will be hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Singapore at th...

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Dreams of classical music come true with youth orchestr...
Oct 27, 2015
The children are quite serious as they hold and play musical instruments as big as they are. “When I’m with the Dream Orchestra, I enjoy playing together with my friends. If I play my cello alone, it might be a bit boring.” Young cellist Kim Joonse (11) is a member of one of...

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Live recording of young Korean pianist to be released
Oct 27, 2015
Chopin as played by Seong-Jin Cho, this year's winner of the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, will soon be available for listening in your home or car. On Nov. 6, Deutsche Grammophon, the renowned classical music label, will release a live recording of the young p...

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Korean food wins praise in Frankfurt
Oct 26, 2015
The age of Korean food is coming, following in the footsteps of the popularity of Korean pop music and Korean soap operas. Korean foods such as kimchi, bibimbap mixed rice and chicken ginseng soup, or “samgyetang”, are all known as being healthy foods. Reflecting such growth, ...

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Young Korean wins Chopin piano competition
Oct 23, 2015
His ten fingers danced freely across the keyboard. He played the piano with all his might and finished by hitting the notes quite strongly. He smiled as the orchestra accompanied him. His playing was perfect. Pianist Seong-Jin Cho is the first Korean winner of the Interna...