Korean Male Chorus and Astra Philharmonic Orchestra at Seoul Arts CenterThe Korea Male Chorus (KMC) will make its first appearance in a series of performances at 3:00 p.m. on March 26 at the Seoul Arts Center. The KMC, which was formed last year, has displayed its artistry all over Korea. The KMC's March 26 performance will be their first in Seoul in over a year. Thirty percent of the members majored in music while the rest are amateurs but have both enthusiasm and musical training. During their first performance, the KMC will perform 'Mass for Male Voice,' 'We can't Stop Singing,' Austrian folk songs, and a medley of Elvis Presley's songs. Call (02)583-6295 for more information.
In other music news, the Astra Philharmonic Orchestra will begin its own series of concerts at the Seoul Arts Center on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra has been active on a small scale since 1998 but has recently acquired its own rehearsal space in Taechidong (southern Seoul) and now consists officially of 60 members.
The orchestra's conductor has experience as the former chief director of the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Yang Hae-yop and Bae Byong-ho also act as permanent advisors.
The orchestra's program will open with Beethoven's renowned Sixth Symphony in C minor. Yonsei University professor and pianist Lee Kyong-sook will be featured with the orchestra.