Photos from Pyongyang Day #1

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVE SMITH 

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Musicians of the New York Philharmonic disembark from the chartered Asiana jet at Sunan International Airport, Pyongyang.


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New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and Music Director Lorin Maazel, center, immediately on arrival at the airport in Pyongyang.

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Musicians of the New York Philharmonic arrive in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The country’s former leader, Kim Il Sung, is depicted in the poster.

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At an evening performance in the Mansudae Art Theater for the Philharmonic and dignitaries, Kim Un Ha performs an okryugum solo.

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A kayagum ensemble performs for the New York Philharmonic and guests at the Mansudae Art Theater.

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Choe Won Il and 26 other dancers perform a “Peasant Dance” for the American visitors.

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Table setting for a banquet at the People’s Palace of Culture welcoming the Philharmonic.

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Ro Mi Song and 13 other dancers perform a “Fan Dance” to welcome the New York Philharmonic and guests.

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At the Mansudae Art Theater, Im Chung Sil and nine other dancers perform “Janggo Dance.”