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Orchestra, many others benefit from tour
Musicians, businesses, hospitals reap rewards of Cleveland-Asia connection
by WKSU's VIVIAN GOODMAN


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Principal cellist Mark Kosower performed for a boy in Severance Hospital's pediatric oncology ward.
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A lot has changed since the last time the Cleveland Orchestra visited Seoul, South Korea. The tour may not be as profitable as it once was, but WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports that the cultural and economic benefits of the Cleveland Orchestra continue for the orchestra and Northeast Ohio.
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Korean television news reported on the visit by Cleveland Orchestra musicians to Severance Hospital.
Severance Hospital puts on concerts in its lobby frequently. On Sunday patients gathered to hear members of the Cleveland orchestra perform a work by Felix Mendelsohn.
Principal cerllist Mark Kosower, his pianist wife Jee Won Oh, and first violinist Chul-In Park performed for patients in the lobby of Seoul's Severance Hospital.
Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director Gary Hanson in his suite at the Coex International Hotel in Seoul.
Gary Hanson was able to watch from his hotel window Sunday as a church group collected a mountain of cabbage to make the Korean national dish, kimchee.

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