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In Gangnam, Mozart in the morning

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The Gangnam Symphony Orchestra performs at the Jangcheon Art Hall in southern Seoul. Provided by the organizer

Gangnam Symphony’s brunch concert series is taking a new approach.

Held on the first Thursday of each month, the performance’s name comes from its time slot of 11 a.m. The monthly concerts, including the upcoming “Good Morning, Mozart,” are modeled after the successful “Thursday’s Brunch Concert” series by the Seoul Arts Center.

Good Morning, Mozart is a little different from its predecessors in that notable Korean opera singers will be featured.

“This is the first time that we are including opera singers. We hope to use this month’s concert as a stepping stone to start including opera singers in our repertoire in the future,” said Hong Chul-uk, the planning manager at Gangnam Foundation for Arts and Culture.

The four opera singers on next Thursday at the Jangcheon Art Hall will be sopranos Oh Mi-seon and Kim Soo-youn, tenor Lee Yeong-hwa and baritone Choi Woong-jo.

“There will be 10 songs from Mozart’s three representative pieces - ‘Le Nozze di Figaro,’ ‘The Magic Flute’ and ‘Cosi Fan Tutte,’” said Hong.

“Jangcheon Art Hall is one of the representative performance halls in Gangnam for musical performances. The concert will take place in a hall which seats up to 630,” added Hong.

If you’re the type to start a day over a lazy cup of coffee and classical music, then Good Morning, Mozart is worth checking out.


Admission to “Good Morning, Mozart” is 10,000 won ($6.60). Jangcheon Art Hall is located near Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 4. For more information, visit www.jcah.co.kr or call (02) 2056-5757.


By Jason Kim Staff Reporter [jason@joongang.co.kr]
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