April 26, 2017

Gangnam Orchestra performs at WHS

by Erik Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief 

The Gangnam Orchestra from South Korea performed at WHS’s theater on May 1. The performance consisted of the symphony orchestra playing two pieces, followed by the Gangnam Orchestra playing six.

Their performance left the audience applauding and standing up for almost ten minutes. The Gangnam orchestra is a world recognized group that has played in countries such as Italy and Germany.

“The performance was completely unbelievable” Chelsie Coren, senior, says. “I felt unworthy to start before them.”

The Korean Culture Center of Chicago decided that it would be best to hold the event at WHS. However, due to the cost in transportation being too high, it is unlikely that the orchestra will return soon.

“They (symphony orchestra) play very nice and they are amazing.” Heiken Lee, cello player for Gangnam orchestra, says. “We prepared for a month.”

According to the Korean Culture Center website, their main goal is preserve the Korean culture in unique ways. They hope that with this performance at WHS more people will appreciate the Korean culture.

“I’m proud to see two musical talents performing on one stage.” Gerardo Prescenda, junior, says. “It was worth every penny.”

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