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SKorean maestro to rehearse with NKorean orchestra

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A prominent South Korean maestro plans rehearsals this week with a North Korean orchestra ahead of its rare joint concert with French musicians.

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra said Monday that chief conductor Chung Myung-whun will make a three-day visit to Pyongyang starting Tuesday to rehearse with the North’s Unhasu Orchestra.

Chung is scheduled to conduct a performance by Unhasu Orchestra and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra in Paris on March 14.

Seoul orchestra officials say Chung concurrently serves as a music director for the French orchestra.

Chung initially sought joint performances by North and South Korean musicians but couldn’t immediately do so because of strained ties between the countries.

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