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Unhasu Orchestra of DPRK Gives Performance in Paris
Pyongyang, March 15 (KCNA) -- The Unhasu Orchestra of the DPRK gave a performance before full house at Pleyel Theater in Paris on Wednesday.

The Pleyel Theatre opened in 1927 is one of the modern theatres for orchestra in France.

Enjoying the performance were Frederic Mitterand, minister of Culture of France, the general director of the Radio Broadcasting of France, the former minister of Culture, personages of various strata, music experts of France, people from all walks of life in France, the chief and staff members of the DPRK mission and staff members of various foreign missions in France and Koreans living in different parts of France.

Prior to the performance, the French minister of Culture and the general director of the Radio Broadcasting of France made speeches.

They welcomed the visit of the Unhasu Orchestra to France and introduced it.

In the first part of the performance, the Unhasu Orchestra gave a separate presentation and its second part was devoted to a joint concert with the French orchestra.

Staged in the first part were numbers like orchestral music "Swinging Girl", duet of national musical instruments "Vinalon Extending 3000-ri", orchestral music "Attraction", unaccompanied violin solo "Nilliriya" and orchestral music "Sinau".

Staged in the second part were numbers like "Brahms Concerto No.9", orchestral music "Arirang" and "Carmen Suite".

They sent warm applause to the performers, expressing admiration at the Korean musicians' high level of rendition and conducting skill with deep understanding of the Western music, to say nothing of the national music.

Organizers of the performance expressed thanks to the dear respected Kim Jong Un with broad magnanimity and noble traits who made sure that the excellent orchestra perform in France.

The audience expressed their hope that the Unhasu Orchestra would often come to France to give performances.

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