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In February of 2008 the historic visit of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to Pyongyang took place.

In February of 2008 the historic visit of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to Pyongyang took place. This was a very significant event for the people of North Korea as they were able to see and hear (the concert was broadcast live on the only TV channel and the only radio station in the country) an American orchestra of the highest quality performing classical standards alongside more contemporary pieces and also the national anthems of the two countries. A truly groundbreaking visit and a great concert to have attended. Koryo Tours advised the orchestra on what to expect during their visit and provided information packs to prepare those who travelled to the country as much as possible for their unique and well-publicised experience. Here’s hoping the Pyongyang orchestra can play in New York before too long!

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