Students at the Seoul Music Academy sang, danced, and performed to a live audience Thursday night to mark the inauguration of President Moon Jae-in and the launch of a nationwide concert series.
The students were the first in the country to take part in the performance, which was led by the head of the Academy, Park Sung-hoon.
The program will feature performances from the new National Songwriter, Song-woo Kim.
The concert series will be the first since Moon took office on Dec. 20.
It will be part of the nationwide concert season that begins on Jan. 6.
The program is a tribute to the country’s history and culture, and the concert series is meant to honor the sacrifices of Korean people and the sacrifices made by artists during the countrys past tumultuous years.
The show also includes performances by the Academy’s own musicians, including Kim Jong-nam and Lee Yoon-jin.
Kim Jong-chol, the Academy chief, said in a statement Thursday that the program “represents the hopes of the people and is a symbol of our love and support for the country.”
“We hope that it will inspire and strengthen the country and people’s spirit of unity and unity of Korea,” Kim said.