Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New York Philharmonic brings Gershwin, Dvorak to NKorea

PYONGYANG, Feb 26, 2008 (AFP) - The powerful melodies of Dvorak and Gershwin filled a Pyongyang concert hall Tuesday as the New York Philharmonic played an historic concert aimed at improving US ties with communist North Korea.


Philharmonic plays US anthem in NKorea
PYONGYANG, North Korea - The New York Philharmonic performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" for North Korea's communist elite on Tuesday — a feat of musical diplomacy aimed at improving ties with the isolated nuclear-armed country that considers the U.S. its mortal enemy.

NY Phil tries Dvorak diplomacy with North Korea
PYONGYANG (Reuters) - The New York Philharmonic arrived in a snowy Pyongyang on Monday to play the symphony "From the New World" in an overture to thaw still frozen ties from the Cold War era between the United States and North Korea.

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