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“Seoul Meets Berlin:” Cross-cultural Traditional & Modern Concert

The Korean Culture Center brings together orchestras of two different cultures

August 29th, 2016
Min-ni Wu, News from Berlin

On the evening of September 10th, a joint concert performance by Seoul Tutti Ensemble and Kammersymphonie Berlin will bring two cultures together with a mix of traditional and modern music. The concert is organized by the Korean Culture Center in Berlin to enhance cultural exchange and to inspire cross-cultural cooperation with melodious music.

Seoul Tutti Ensemble, found in 1988 by pianist Ok-hee Lee, is a qualified Chamber Orchestra in Korea with 29 years of performance experience in famous concert halls. In 2001, it was registered as a Corporation and has worked with Korea’s Minister of Culture and Tourism since then. Their performances play a leading role in putting Korean contemporary elements into classical music.

Kammersymphonie Berlin, on the other hand, is composed of musicians from the Berliner Symphoniker (Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester) and members from the three orchestras of opera houses in Berlin. The orchestra is famous for its innovative blend with several different art forms and kinds of music, while focusing on music of the classical modernist era in the early 20th century. Together with their artistic director Jürgen Bruns, it is a leading specialist orchestra in Germany.

Combing two different orchestras with different ideas of performing music and adding contemporary and cultural elements into classical music, it is certainly an interesting event to gain new inspiration.

Four programs will be presented under the conductor Jürgen Bruns. The concert will be held at the Kleiner Saal of Konzerthaus Berlin at 8 pm at the Korean Culture Center in Berlin, located at Leipziger Platz 3.


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