Cho Young-wuk to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in his “Oldboy Suite”

Cho Young-wuk

At the time of writing, according to the KCC website there are just 3 seats left for the Oldboy screening on Thursday. But people who have booked will have received an email to remind them that if they don’t turn up promptly their seat will be given to people on the waiting list.

Whatever, if you can’t come, you’ll be missing out on something special. The orchestral performance which will start the evening at 7pm will feature the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Cho Young-wuk, the composer of the Oldboy soundtrack. Cho has arranged his soundtrack into an orchestral suite, which will be getting its UK premiere this Thursday. The performance will be followed by a screening of the iconic film itself, and then a Q&A with the composer / music director.

Cho also composed the score for the film which opens the London Korean Film festival this year, Kundo, for which the soundtrack was recorded in Abbey Road Studios.

The Philharmonia has some Korean connections: among other things, it performed a special concert on Sorok-do for victims of Hansen’s disease, under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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