주터키 한국문화원은 오는 14일 터키 앙카라 시청 연극홀에서 한-터 우정의 합창단과 앙카라 시립 켄트(Kent) 오케스트라 협연으로 이루어진 송년음악회를 개최한다. 주터키 한국문화원

The Korea-Turkey Friendship Choir and Ankara Kent Orchestra will perform on Dec. 14 at a municipal performance hall in Ankara, Turkey. (KCC Turkey)

By Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae

Since 1979, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) have promoted Korea and its culture worldwide through hosting arts and cultural events. The 32 centers in 27 countries support Korean heritage and art exhibitions, traditional music and dance performances, as well as cultural activities such as Hangeul, taekwondo, gugak (traditional Korean music), calligraphy and cooking. The following is a schedule of KCC events for December.

With 2019 nearly at an end, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) around the world are hosting year-end events. The following is a schedule of such events in December.

Ankara, Turkey
The KCC here on Dec. 14 will host a performance by the Korea-Turkey Friendship Choir and Ankara Kent Orchestra. Formed this year, the choir comprises Turkish and Korean members and will perform leading songs from the two countries.
http://tr.korean-culture.org/tr

Cairo, Egypt
An evening event from Dec. 15-17 will be held for Egyptian media and aficionados of Korean culture. The event will reflect on the KCC’s cultural events and educational programs conducted this year and those planned for next year.
http://egypt.korean-culture.org/ar/474/board/224/list

Washington, U.S.
Dec. 11 will see the “2019 KCC Year-End Concert with Korean Artist Virtuosi” at Anderson House, with performers to include violinist Lee You-jin, cellist Kim Min-ji and pianist Kim Do-hyun.
http://washingtondc.korean-culture.org/en/1125/board/889/read/100833

Shanghai, China
An exhibition commemorating the centennial anniversary of Korea’s March First Independence Movement and the establishment of the Korean Provisional Government, “Road Show 2019: From Shanghai to Chongqing,” will run through Dec. 21 on the third floor of the KCC. Scheduled for showing are about 30 videos and photos of contemporary artists who traveled to the seats of the provisional government in Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou.
http://s.kocenter.cn/www/public.jsp?_page.id=Page01412edbf26e0016

Berlin, Germany
The inaugural Korea Creative Music Festival will be held on Dec. 1 and 3 under the joint hosting of the festival’s organizing committee and the KCC in Berlin. Held in Konzerthaus, the event seeks to promote Korea’s creative music. The first day will feature Western instruments and the second day will feature traditional Korean instruments. Groups such as Gyeonggi Gayageum Ensemble and Ensemble NMK will perform.
http://kulturkorea.org/de/festival-fuer-koreanische-neue-musik-fknm

Budapest, Hungary
An exhibition of white porcelain will run until Feb. 28. The porcelain pieces on display show a combination of traditional and modern designs and include tableware, teacups and other goods. The exhibition will show the charm of white porcelain’s graceful and warm colors.
http://hungary.korean-culture.org/hu/953/board/705/read/99844

Madrid, Spain
The National Auditorium of Music, the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and pianist Mun Ji-yeong on Dec. 2 will hold a joint performance. Mun won the top awards in the 2014 Geneva International Music Competition in Switzerland and the 2015 Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy. This performance will mark her debut in Spain, where she will play Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff and “Ivan IV” by Prokofiev.
http://spain.korean-culture.org/es/448/board/138/read/99382

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