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World Orchestra Series

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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)

Results of the Daegu International Musical Festival in the Last Five Years (2012-2016)
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)
  • Sinfonietta Cracovia / Conductor Jurek Dybał
  • Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Conductor Yuri Simonov
  • Musikkollegium Winterthur / Conductor Roberto González Monjas
  • Wiener Symphoniker / Conductor Philippe Jordan
  • Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra / Conductor Jan Stanienda
1,008 (Domestic 712 Foreign from 5 countries 296) 25,277
2018 5th 48 (Performances 24 Symposium 2 special/additional events 22)
  • Solasian Youth Orchestra / Conductor José Luis Gómez
  • Philharmonia Orchestra / Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Japan Philharmonic Orchestra / Conductor Eiji Oue
  • Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra / Conductor Günter Pichler
  • Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Conductor Mark Kadin
  • Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Conductor Paavo Järvi
1,641 (Domestic 1,220 Foreign from 6 countries 421) 17,319
2019 6th 57 (Performances 23 Special/additional events 34)
  • Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
  • Solasian Youth Orchestra / Conductor David Wroe
  • Musikkollegium Winterthur / Conductor Thomas Zehetmair
  • Sinfonietta Cracovia / Conductor Jurek Dybał
  • Wiener Philharmoniker / Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada
  • Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava / Conductor Leos Svarovsky
  • Trondheim Symfoniorkeste / Conductor Han-Na Chang
  • Mariinsky Orchestra / Conductor Valery Gergiev
  • New York Classical Players / Conductor Dongmin Kim
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
  • WOS Virtuoso Chamber / Conductor Jakyung Year
  • Korean Symphony Orchestra / Conductor Anu Tali
  • Gyeongbuk Philharmonic Orchestra / Conductor Jin Hyoun Baek
  • Gwangju Symphony Orchestra / Conductor Youngeun Kim
  • Daegu Symphony Orchestra / Conductor Julian Kovatchev
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
  • Little Classic Expedition
  • Solasian Youth Orchestra / Conductor Sunwook Kim
  • WOS Virtuoso Chamber / Conductor Tania Miller
  • KBS Symphony Orchestra / Conductor Jaap Van Zweden
  • Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra / Conductor Massimo Zanetti
  • Daegu Symphony Orchestra / Conductor Julian Kovatchev
  • Gyeongbuk Philharmonic Orchestra / Conductor Jin Hyoun Baek
  • Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra / Conductor Soo-Yeoul Choi
  • Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra / Conductor Nikolay Alexeev
1,234 (Domestic 1,129 Foreign from 4 countries 5) 5,676

Posters of the World Orchestra Series, 2013-2021

  • 2013 월드오케스트라시리즈 포스터
  • 2015 월드오케스트라시리즈 포스터
  • 2016 월드오케스트라시리즈 포스터
  • 2017 월드오케스트라시리즈 포스터
  • 2018 월드오케스트라시리즈 포스터
  • 2019 월드오케스트라시리즈 포스터
  • 2020 월드오케스트라시리즈 포스터
  • 2021 월드오케스트라시리즈 포스터

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.

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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.