North Koreans give New York Philharmonic a standing O
Tuesday's concert was a rousing success. Now, rock guitarist Eric Clapton has been invited to play in Pyongyang.
An audience of North Korea's communist elite gave America's oldest orchestra a standing ovation after a rousing set that took in Dvorak, Gershwin, the US and North Korean national anthems, and a Korean folk song. Some Philharmonic members were so overcome they left the stage in tears.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il did not attend.
But the country's sole television station broadcast the concert live to a population taught to view all things foreign with deep suspicion.