Not just stamps at Post Tower: Tuesday music a pleasant P.S.

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Not just stamps at Post Tower: Tuesday music a pleasant P.S.


The Post Tower hosts concerts in its Art Hall each Tuesday. Provided by the Korea W Philharmonic Orchestra

Mailing letters, buying stamps, scratching your head over customs forms. These are things we all naturally associate with the post office.

Not live orchestral music.

But every Tuesday since the beginning of the month, the Korea W Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kim Nam-yun, has played at the Central Post Office in Myeong-dong, central Seoul. March saw performances by traditional Korean musicians, jazz artists, even breakdancers.

“[The orchestra] is always trying to remove the distance between the performers and the audience,” said the KWPO in a press release. Kim is currently the music director of the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lee Yoen-hee, 52, went to the concert on April 7 on a friend’s recommendation. “I enjoyed it so much that I started recommending it to my friends, too,” she laughed.

On April 21, the KWPO will perform a program including Beethoven’s “Egmont” overture and Mozart’s Oboe Concerto. On April 28, the program includes Piazzolla’s “Libertango” and Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, known as the “Unfinished Symphony.”

“I hope that citizens will grow to love the Post Tower through this wonderful event,” said Jang Bok-su, the postmaster at the Central Post Office. “The Post Office will continue to search for other opportunities to get closer to the people.”

The free concerts are every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Tower Art Hall on the 10th floor. Myeongdong subway station, line No. 4, exit 5, or Euljiro 1-ga Station, line No. 2, exit 2.

By Lee Hae-joo Contributing Writer []

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