N.K. orchestra to perform in Britain: report

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North Korea’s national symphony orchestra will perform in Britain as part of its planned concert tour to Europe in early September, a U.S. radio station reported Friday.

The North’s 120-member State Symphony Orchestra will hold three concerts in London and Middlesbrough Sept. 2 to 14, Radio Free Asia said, quoting a British businessman who arranged the tour.


One Response to “N.K. orchestra to perform in Britain: report”

  1. Gag Halfrunt says:

    The Guardian has a longer report, including a hint about what audiences can expect to hear:

    As well as pieces by the likes of Rachmaninoff, the 120-strong orchestra plans to play traditional Korean music and patriotic songs – such as Bumper Harvest Comes to Cheongsam Plain. There could even be works by – officially, at least – the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il.