Performance Given to Open Moranbong Theater

Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) — Moranbong Theater has been rebuilt on a modernization basis as an edifice of national value in the Songun era.

The theatre on Moran Hill was opened on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
Its architectural form and content have been renovated on the best level and its stage, auditorium, training room, make-up room and other parts have been rebuilt to be peculiar and perfect in terms of plastic art.

The theater was built on the initiative of President Kim Il Sung after the country’s liberation.

Here he guided major party and state meetings, including the fourth and the fifth plenary meetings of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, 73 sessions of the Supreme People’s Assembly and the Joint Conference of Representatives of Political Parties and Public Organizations in North and South Korea and watched art performances and conducted external activities on more than 200 occasions.
At the first SPA session held here he was elected as head of state according to the unanimous desire of all the Koreans and the foundation of the DPRK was proclaimed here.

An opening performance was given by the State Symphony Orchestra at the theatre today.

The performance began with movement no. 4 “Glory to the General” of symphony suite “Long Road of Songun Leadership”. The repertoire included orchestral music “Thunder on Jong Il Peak,” “Arirang”, “Pass Mungyong” and “Rich Harvest Comes to the Chongsan Plain”, a collection of famous music such as orchestral music “Don’t Advance, Night of Pyongyang.”

The performance of high ideological and artistic value fully proved the validity of the WPK’s policy on literature and art as it represented rich national aroma of the Juche-oriented combined orchestral music, various genre peculiar to orchestra and rich orchestral nature.

It was appreciated by Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Jon Pyong Ho, Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop and others and deputies to the SPA.

Also among the audience were deputies to the SPA from the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) including Ho Jong Man, chief vice-chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee.

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