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  • Opening of the “2019 Cultural Seoul Plaza”

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    On April 26, 2019 at 7 p.m., the “Cultural Seoul Plaza” will return. As a representative program of Seoul Plaza that presents a variety of cultural and artistic performances to citizens and tourists, the Cultural Seoul Plaza will greet visitors until October of this year, offering better and richer programs than last year.

    The Cultural Seoul Plaza first began in 2015 and has provided opportunities for citizens to enjoy leisure along with cultural arts in their everyday lives with special performances of various genres, including classical music, gugak (traditional Korean “national music”), circus, and more. The Cultural Seoul Plaza is hosted every year at the Seoul Plaza special stage from May to October. As of 2018, a total of 246 performances have been held with a total of 280,000 spectators.

    On days when performances are not scheduled at the Cultural Seoul Plaza, the stage will operate as a “Citizens’ Lounge,” on which a photo zone and piano will be installed. Visitors can rest, use the photo zone, or freely play the piano on this citizen-friendly stage.

    This year, special performances will open the 2019 Cultural Seoul Plaza. Global vocalist Paul Potts, soprano Kim Soon-young, and the Millennium Symphony Orchestra that has been recognized for its performances in collaboration with world-class soloists, will all take the stage together to offer a fantastic show.

    At this 80-minute performance, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:20 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to listen to opera classics that are usually hard to encounter, film soundtracks that are enjoyed by people of all ages, and plenty of other orchestra performances.

    Information on the 2019 Cultural Seoul Plaza’s opening ceremony, schedule, and guest appearances can be found on the Cultural Seoul Plaza website (www.cultureseoul.co.kr), and additional inquiries can be made to the Seoul Culture Policy Division (82-2-2133-2541).

    April-May Performance Schedule

    April-May Performance Schedule
    Date and Time Performers/Genre Details
    April 26, 7:00 – 8:20 p.m.
    Special Opening Ceremony”
    Paul Potts, Kim Soon-young, Millennium Symphony Orchestra Fantastic harmonies through collaborative performance
    May 2, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Indie Acoustic band performance
    May 6, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Trot “Filial Concert” in celebration of Parents’ Day
    May 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Popera (Opera Pop) Crossover music group
    May 8, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Jazz & Gugak Unique performance of jazz and gugak fusion
    May 15, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Jazz Original saxophone performance
    May 20, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Film Music Film music (OST) concert
    May 21, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Indie Hybrid two-person indie band that sings about honesty and sympathizes with reality
    May 22, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Jazz A band that introduces an original sound while incorporating pop, Latin, fusion, and classical music with jazz