The IPO had Shabbat in Seoul.  While a select group of musicians was guest of the Israeli ambassador for Friday night dinner, most orchestra members tried their hand at Korean Barbeque; cooking their own meat at the table.

Korean B.B.Q

The markets are incredible, but the most impressive sight was an exhibition of “lanterns” celebrating Korea’s folklore.

Lantern festival Seoul Look at the crowds of people

After the concert of Rachmaninov and Mahler at the Selong Music Center, we joined thousands of visitors for a walk along the exhibition.

The soloist in Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto was Korean Kun Woo Paik and the audience cheered his performance.