For today's arts and culture update, our Michelle Kim is here to tell us about some events that we can look forward to in London and the U.S.
[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young
So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Well, last Friday I shared a couple of events going on in London that showcase Korean culture, and today I'd like to tell you about two more that will be happening today and tomorrow. Here are two very interesting music performances for visitors and residents to enjoy. Take a look.
Lee Ja-ram may not be a household name outside of Korea, but she does have an unusual claim to fame. She holds the Guinness World Record for the longest pansori performance, a title she earned at the age of 20 for her 8-hour performance of "Chunhyangga" in 1999.
Today, she will bring her talents to London with a perforamnce of "Sachun-ga," an original work that mixes pansori and the play "The Good Woman of Setzuan" by Bertolt Brecht.
Lee is no stranger to marathon singing events. She has been singing since she was 5 and started studying pansori at the age of 11. By the time she was in high school, she had performed "Simcheongga," a four-hour piece.
Another concert in London will showcase the talents of soprano Sumi Jo, violinist Sarah Jang, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The three will join forces in a concert at the South Bank Centre's Royal Festival Hall tomorrow.
The concert is part of the "All Eyes on Korea" festival, which was launched by the Korean Cultural Centre in London to highlight Korean arts and culture during the Olympics.