Concert given in U.S. to celebrate Kim Jong Il's birthday
Date: 01/04/2000 | Source: KCNA.co.jp (English) | Read original version at source
Pyongyang, April 1 (KCNA) -- An orchestral concert was held at the Lincoln Center in New York to celebrate the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il. It was prepared by renowned orchestral conductor Ri Jun Mu, chairman of the cultural and arts division of the General Federation of Korean Residents in the United States.
At the concert the Korean song "Marshal of Korea" was played by 40 Korean and foreign musicians in New York together with artistes of the Kumgangsan Opera Troupe of Chongryon (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan) to win the acclaim of the audience.
They also played the Korean orchestra "rich harvest comes to the Chongsan plain" and other world-famous pieces of music.