Pyongyang Opens Doors to Musical Diplomacy

The 106 members of "America's First Orchestra" made history by just being in North Korea, a country still technically at war with the United States. In the auditorium, with the U.S. flag on stage left, perhaps the most memorable piece played was the American national anthem, a tradition when the philharmonic is on the road. North Korea is a music-loving nation and it invited the New York Philharmonic to perform here, but it remains deeply suspicious of the United States government. North...Full Story
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