Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday - An American in Pyongyang

Via NY Times:


PYONGYANG, North Korea — Playing the national anthems of North Korea and the United States, and works including George Gershwin’s “American in Paris,” the New York Philharmonic Orchestra presented a landmark concert here Tuesday evening, the first time an American orchestra has been allowed to perform in the isolated, authoritarian country.

On a stage flanked by the flags of the United States and North Korea, the orchestra performed works such as Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony and Bernstein’s overture to “Candide,” finishing to rapturous applause at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater.

The concert was broadcast live on North Korean state television and radio, as well as around the world.


Didn't we always know that music soothes...

theteach

9 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Mary,
I'm having an emotional morning...your post gave me the chills! The wonder of art to change the world. That really was an international event!

Thanks for highlighting this today.

ellen b said...

This really is amazing. Music is truly amazing...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

It's hard to believe that this has happened, but I think it's a good thing. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read about this in the paper. Incredible. Have a great WW Teach. :)

Liza said...

Yes it does Mary, always. ;)

A Simple Life said...

Ellen is right, music is truly amazing. Happy WW.

Chuck said...

Hey, that's not wordless *giggling*

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Very historic and hopeful occasion.

jams o donnell said...

It certainly is a momentous occasion. Happy WW

Mo said...

My first thought was "oh crap, is it Wednesday?" But it is a great post.