To commemorate the 130th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Korea and Austria, a cultural event hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and organized by the Korea International Cultural Exchange Agency was completed in Austria from June to October with a warm response from local audiences.
On June 25, the K-pop group LIGHTSUM held a concert and the traditional performance of Oyeon Arts Center at ‘Donauinselfest,’ one of Europe’s leading outdoor festivals that began in 1984, to commemorate the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. has started
According to the Promotion Agency, the festival introduced the unique beauty of Korea, such as the fan dance and the Jindo drum dance. It introduced the first K-pop performance in Austria on the ‘Electronic Stage,’ a large stage installed on the Danube Island, and received a warm response from over 10,000 people worldwide.
On September 15 and 19, the Gyeonggi Sinawi Orchestra performed Korean traditional music in Graz and Vienna, Austria. Various programs were presented, ranging from classical music such as geomungo sanjo and folk songs to contemporary music combining traditional music and electronic sound.
On October 2, the performance of the National Symphony Orchestra was held at the ‘Musikverein Wien,’ the representative theater of Vienna, Austria, the home of classical music, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Kang Ye-Ji, team leader of the exchange planning team at the Korea Institute for International Cultural Exchange, said, “I hope that it will be a meaningful opportunity to look back on the meaning of the long-standing friendship between the two countries through various K-performing arts in Korea that encompass tradition and modernity, from K-pop to Korean traditional music to classical music. hope,” he said.