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New York Philharmonic Across the Axis of Evil

Monday, February 25, 2008

Korean American listeners and Charles Armstrong, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), weigh in on the Philharmonic's trip to North Korea. John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, calls in from Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, ...

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New York Philharmonic Arrives in North Korea

Monday, February 25, 2008

The New York Philharmonic arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea yesterday and it is making finnal preparations for its landmark concert tomorrow night. Soundcheck host John Schaefer is there and he joins us with his initial impressions.
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A Diplomatic Mission, With Strings

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The New York Philharmonic is making symphonic history with a concert inside North Korea. Today on Soundcheck, host John Schaefer reports from Pyongyang on the Philharmonic’s performance. Plus, hear reactions from around the classical music world. Also: find out why Baroque composers were among the first music fans to embrace ...

The New York Philharmonic in North Korea

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The New York Philharmonic, riding a controversial wave of reaction to their show of cultural diplomacy, performed an historic concert in the East Pyongyang Grand Theater. Our own John Schaefer was there, and hosts the event for WNYC.

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NY Phil's N. Korea Concert is Talk of the Town

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The historic NY Philharmonic concert in North Korea remains the topic of conversation in classical music circles and diplomatic coffee klatches.

REPORTER: WNYC’s John Schaeffer was there and says as the concert ended the audience just continued applauding until the musicians got up to leave the stage.

SCHAEFFER: As they did that ...

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New York Philharmonic Performs Historic Concert in Pyongyang

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

It's nighttime in North Korea and The New York Philharmonic has has just concluded its historic concert at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater, in the nation's capital. WNYC's John Schaefer has been traveling with the orchestra. He spoke with Soterios Johnson.

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NY Philharmonic's Concert to be Broadcast on North Korean TV

Monday, February 25, 2008

The New York Philharmonic's upcoming concert in North Korea will be broadcast on North Korean television.

REPORTER: Yesterday, the orchestra announced that the concert may be broadcast on North Korean radio as well, reaching a much larger percentage of the population.

John Schaefer is the host of WNYC's Soundcheck. He's travelling with ...

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Does Cultural Diplomacy Matter?

Monday, February 25, 2008

The New York philharmonic has arrived in Pyongyang North Korea, for an historic and controversial concert. WNYC’s John Schaefer has been traveling with the orchestra. We hear from John, and from the principle bass player of the Philharmonic, John Deak. We also speak with Damian Woetzel. Woetzel is a principle ...

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Philharmonic Ready for North Korea Visit

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Officials in North Korea are tearing down the anti-American posters that normally line the streets of the capital Pyongyang in preparation for the New York Philharmonic's unprecedented visit.

REPORTER: At a press conference Sunday, music director Lorin Maazel announced the possibility that the Philharmonic's concert in Pyongyang would be broadcast on ...

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