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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-08-24 12:00:00 KST

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It's finally Friday and the weekend is upon us. And to make our weekends more interesting with fun arts and culture events, we have our Michelle Kim here with us to give us some recommendations on things we can do.

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[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Cellist-turned-conductor Chang Han-na will be teaming up with her teacher of 20 years, Mischa Maisky, for two concerts with her Absolute Classic Festival Orchestra in Seoul. Take a look.

Conductor Chang Han-na and legendary cellist Mischa Maisky will stand on one stage for the first time in the 20 years they've known each other, for two concerts in Seoul this Saturday and next.

The look in their eyes as they rehearse for their next performance, shows affection and trust.

[Interview : Mischa Maisky, Cellist] "With my great teacher, Rostropovich, a conductor, it never worked out. So now, it became another kind of dream come true."

[Interview : Chang Han-na, Maestro
Absolute Classic Festival Orchestra] "I'm very excited to be able to perform every cello concerto with my teacher."

For their performance together, Maisky chose his favorite piece, Richard Strauss' "Don Quixote."
He was very quick to decide to come to Korea for the concert and said that he was very excited to see what kind of music his gifted student would choose as a conductor.

[Interview : Mischa Maisky, Cellist] "To be honest, when I first heard about it I was a little bit surprised and even somewhat skeptical. But I watched a little clip that I found on the internet but I was impressed."

It has been 6 years since Chang exchanged her bow for a baton, but she has found great success as the conductor of the Absolute Classic Festival Orchestra.
She says that she will never forget the lessons her professor taught her about loving others and the spirit of giving.

[Interview : Chang Han-na, Conductor
Absolute Orchestra] "I think conductors have been given a special power to bring people together through music, and I hope to use this power to contribute to society."

Chang Han-na and Mischa Maisky will perform together on Saturday at the Sungnam Arts Center's Opera Theater.
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