The New York Philharmonic conducts orchestral diplomacy in North Korea

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

At a historic concert in February, the New York Philharmonic performed in Pyongyang, North Korea. In one particularly emotional moment, the orchestra played "Arirang," the most popular and best-known folk song in the Koreas. Even after the orchestra left, audience members remained, misty eyed as they waved goodbye. The Takeaway replays audio from the historic event, with comments from WNYC's John Schafer and New York Philharmonic president Zarin Mehta.

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