World Orchestra Series
The world-finest symphony orchestras head to Daegu for Korea’s the biggest symphony festival.
Celebrating the reopening of Daegu Concert House in 2013 as an orchestra theater, orchestras from Japan, China and Taiwan and orchestras from 6 metropolitan cities in Korea all gathered to participate in the first World Orchestra Festival. Since 2013, the festival has been held every single year and celebrated the 9th anniversary. This is now expanded to world class orchestras including symphony orchestras in Korea and the festival has been held in great success with orchestras all around the world.
Results of the World Orchestra Series in the Last Five Years (2017- 2022)
|Year||No. of Events (Scale)||Major Works||No. of Participant Artists||No. of Audiences|
|2017 4th||132 (Performances 16 Symposiums 2 Special/additional events 114)||
||1,008 (Domestic 712 Foreign from 5 countries 296)||25,277|
|2018 5th||48 (Performances 24 Symposium 2 special/additional events 22)||
||1,641 (Domestic 1,220 Foreign from 6 countries 421)||17,319|
|2019 6th||57 (Performances 23 Special/additional events 34)||
||1,414 (Domestic 896 Foreign from 9 countries 518)||16,416|
|2020 7th||20 (Performances 14 special/additional events 6) *scale down due to Covid-19||
||686 (Domestic 682 Foreign from 2 countries 4)||3,834|
|2021 8th||22 (Performances 18 Symposium 1 Special/additional events 3) *scale down due to Covid-19||
||1,234 (Domestic 1,129 Foreign from 4 countries 5)||5,676|
Posters of the World Orchestra Series, 2013-2021
The orchestra festival has not limited itself to the local community. It welcomes amateurs and even student orchestras to participate in an international event which gives pride to all participated musicians. The World Orchestra Series does more than just organizing concerts. The orchestra visits and plays at all parts of the country and also holds academic symposiums to expand the discussion on orchestra operation and direction of education. At the symposium, people including international performance planning experts, representatives of orchestras, home and abroad agencies, and public institution established networks and proposed directions for future development. DCH played a pivotal role as a center of home and abroad orchestra industry and education.
The World Orchestra Series improved the pride and quality of Daegu citizens’ life by giving an opportunity to enjoy world class performance in their hometown. During the festival seasons, audiences from all around Korea gather in Daegu, promoting the city that has been chosen as UNESCO Music City.