Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Melodic Ways to Travel Around Daegu

Melodic Ways to Travel Around Daegu

I believe many of you are music lovers.
Like you take a walk, do house chores or chillax at a café, music cannot be separated from everyday life. I can feel music in many places around Daegu. Let's go along with the melody and see where it will take us.

Did you know that Korea’s oldest music listening room is in Daegu?
The first place we will visit is the Noc Hyang Music Room :)

In the 1950s, Noc Hyang Music Room was a private club for many artists, and many people say it is the best music listening room in Daegu! The place is not located at the basement of Hangchon Cultural Center.

From the signboards to the sofa and the music you hear, you can feel the vibe as if you were back a few decades ago.
Noc Hyang Music Room, which means 'music spreads all over the country with a lush scent', is a place that has 60 years of folklore history and music.
You can request songs you want to listen to just like people did songs to DJ back in the day.
It would be great if you come to the music room with your parents so that they can relive their old days through music. :)

Daily program
- 10:00 - 12:00 : movie soundtracks
- 12:00 - 14:00 choir music
- 14:00 - 16:00 symphony
- 16:00 - 18:00 concerto
- 14:00 - 18:00 opera

Fri and Sat program
- 2nd Saturday of each month (18:00 - 21:00) Movie soundtracks by Toto
- 3rd Friday of every month (17:00 - 18:00) Classical music by Yehyang
- 3rd Saturday of every month (18:30 - 20:00) Classical music by Yeyookhoi
- 4th Saturday of each month (18:00 - 20:30) Classical music by Esterlla
The schedule may be subject to change

Operating hours: 9:00 – 18:00 (winter), 9:00 - 19:00 (summer)

Closed: New Year’s Day and every Monday(closed on the following day if Monday is a national holiday)

Admission: 1,000 won for adults, 500 won for a group of 20 or more, infants (under 7 years old) free of charge

Moving on to the second place. It is Kim Gwang Seok Gil Street. It was created in honor of Korea’s beloved singer, Gawng Seok Kim.

This place is still a place to appreciate the music of the late singer Kim Kwang Suk who is still considered one of the best singers in Korea!

Kim Kwang Seok Gil is not only known for busking performer, but also for a lot of fun entertainments and great restaurants and cafes.
If you come for a music trip, I recommend you schedule a full day to fully enjoy what this street has to offer.

As you stroll along the music, you will be able to see the Story House at the end of the street.The Story House, which opened on June 1st, let you soak yourself in music even more.

There is a music zone where you can listen to the late Kim Gwang-seok's music with headphones. It also displays handwritten scores, a variety of souvenirs, and unpublished photos!

Operating hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Closed: Every Monday
Admission: Free for now (will be change soon)

After musically enriching afternoon, our journey continues at Suseongmot Lake, our last destination for today.

You will get to enjoy various genres of performances every Friday night at Sueseongmo.
Make sure your visit falls between 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm to enjoy these performances. Some of the music they present range from pop music to vocal music, fusion Korean music(국악) and hip-hop! On a side note, there are also busking performances by talent singers on the street!

You will also get to see the music fountain show at Suiseong Mok. It is a great place for friends, family and lovers. Don’t miss it out!

 Music Fountain Hours
- May, Aug, Sep, Oct: 13:00 / 16:00 / 20:00 / 21: 00
- June, July: 13:00 / 16:00 / 20:30 / 21: 30
- Closed on Mondays

Music lovers like you will have a great time at these 3 places. I also want to introduce you 2 renowned annual music festivals: DIMF and DIOF.

Daegu International Musical Festival
The world’s biggest International Musical Festival is going on right now.
It continues until July 10. DIMF started last Friday with a Tony award winning musical, Spamalot.  

2016 DIIMF, Turandot

At DIMF 2017, you get to watch performances from 9 different countries.
There are also other events such as backstage tour and talking with musical stars
The 'Dim Fringe', which uses the entire city as a huge venue offers street performances every weekend. DIMF is a must-check-out.

Daegu International Opera Festival
The 15th Daegu International Opera Festival is the next on the line.

The opera festival will be held in October this year.
You will also have chances to enjoy useful lectures. .
For more information, keep coming back to our blog!

2015 Daegu International Opera Festival

I hope you can listen to the music in your head by reading this post! If there is any place you know that is not on the list, leave us a comment! 

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