East Pyongyang Grand Theatre

The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

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The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

Biography: Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel, who has led more than 150 orchestras in more than 5,000 opera and concert performances, became music director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2002. His appointment came 60 years after his debut with the orchestra at Lewisohn Stadium, then the orchestra’s summer venue. As music director, he has conducted seven World […]

The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

About the Orchestra

Chris Lee The New York Philharmonic, founded in 1842 by a group of local musicians led by American-born Ureli Corelli Hill, is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. It currently plays some 180 concerts a year, and on December 18, 2004, gave its […]

The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

Introduction

The New York Philharmonic’s historic concert in North Korea’s capital city Pyongyang premieres via satellite, with Music Director Lorin Maazel leading the orchestra in Wagner’s Prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin,” Dvorák’s “Symphony No. 9″ (“From the New World”), and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Opening with the national anthems of North Korea and the […]