A six-day cultural festival will soon hit the museum-rich Sinmunro Street and the scenic Jeong-dong district. The Seoul Museum of History will kick off the “The Saemunro Museum and Culture Festival 2010” on Oct. 22 at seven museums located on Saemun Road, with the cooperation of five cultural institutions.
The festival, to be held until Oct. 27, will feature a colorful range of programs, which includes museum and gallery tours, classical and musical gala concerts, museum exhibitions, and hands-on events. Launched in 2006, this festival aims to raise public awareness of the hard-to-find cultural gems hidden on Saemun Road.
The festival will open on Oct. 21 with the Seoul Philharmonic’s performance of “Fun with Dr. Oh’s Take on the Classics.” The following day will feature a gala show of the “Notre Dame de Paris” musical, while diverse events designed for a wide range of audience members will kick off on Oct. 23. One of the scheduled shows is “Miso(Smile)” at the Jeong-dong Theatre.
On Oct. 22, a performance by Rapercussion is expected to liven up the area around the Seoul Museum of History.