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05.22.11 [Article] Dresden Music Festival 2011: Asian Pop Meets European Classic

english translation:

Dresdner Morgenpost – 21.05.2011 – S.17 – J.S.

Dresden Music Festival 2011: Asian Pop Meets European Classic

Scream Alert at Sempers

Dresden – A new experience in the solemn Semperoper: not a quiet devotion while expecting a musical experience, but a heated up emotional atmosphere reigned Thursday night, when the artful meeting of the chief director of the music festival Jan Vogler on the cello and the “South Korean King Of Pop” (“TIME Magazine”) Rain, took place. With his appearance a scream alert was scheduled.

It was his first stage performance in Europe – a sensation, not only for his fans. There were visitors from 25 countries, families were travelling from Japan, Korea and China. Teenies in Party-Chic, equipped with colorful light sticks, never-ending clicking cell phone cameras and plushies were part of the scenery. To every teasing dance move, every wink of the idol, hysterical screams were not far away. Some ladies in evening gowns must have felt being out of place.

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05.22.11 [remarkable] Rain & Vogler – Dresdner Musikfestspiele

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Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten – 21./22.05.2011 – S.10 – Stephan Wiegand

Within One’s Reach

Cultural meeting in the opera. Rain is the popular description of the fifth element.

It’s not obvious at the first sight how Rain influences the occidental High Culture. The Korean Star seems easygoing relaxed amused and plays with his talent. A glance beyond his facade is absolutely impossible; even in the opera, a place for high culture , the auditorium has to search vainly for seriousness. The 29 years old singer, actor and pop star with excellent love of entertainment was flirting constantly with his audience: With his numerous Asian fans, who were confident with every single line of his lyrics, and with critical visitors of the opera. Everyone who wanted to get involved with it, fell for his charm. That was also the self-feeding contrast program, a glance to Asia, a walk on a golden bridge, which the artistic director of the ‘Musikfestspiele’ (music festival) Jan Vogler intended and who enjoyed every single moment of this amusing mass migration.

Approaches like ‘Pop Meets Classic’ has been strained repeatedly in the past few years. In most cases the singer used to buy the suitable famous orchestra for this kind of variety, the musicians took over the part of the side decoration. An attraction, which is meanwhile predictable and does not surprise anymore. A symbiosis of Rain and Vogler is from its approach a completely different one. In this case a cellist discovered ‘the pop culture’ for himself and is furthermore careful enough not to leave behind any individuality.

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05.19.11 [Fan Cam] Rain & Jan Vogler Hug At Dresden Music Festival

05.19.11 [HQ Fan Pics] Rain & Jan Vogler At Dresden Music Festival

05.20.11 [FanCams] Rain @ Dresden Music Festival

05.20.11 [Pic] Rain MCM Dresden Music Festival

MCM이 후원하는 2011 ‘독일 드레스덴 뮤직 페스티벌’, 지난 19일 독일이 낳은 세계적인 첼리스트 얀 포글러(Jan Vogler)와 월드스타 비(Rain)가 만나 역사적인 협연을 선보였습니다.

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05.20.11 [Pics] Rain and Jan Vogler from program booklet

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05.20.11 [en.Korea] Rain, covered by the German media

Rain successfully finished his performance in Germany.

Rain’s dancer with the id @gori7911, Park Kyeong Yeol uploaded a picture with a comment, “you look awesome.” In the black and white picture, he is wearing a sunglass beaming his charisma out.

The picture seems to be taken in Germany when he visited for a Dresden Music Festival. Dresden Music Festival is one of the traditional festivals that started since 1978, and Rain was invited by Jan Vogler who is in charge of the production. He joined the festival on the 19th.

Rain was covered by both the on, off line news media in Germany. In an online newspaper, sz-online.de introduced Rain as one of the most influential figure of the hundred and was invited by Jan Vogler.

And one fan at Rain’s site said, “I did not know there are that many fans in Germany. There were fans who were mimicking the dance moves and were plenty other fans. German fans rock.”

He added, “the reaction was very hot, a standing ovation and encore requests…It was simply amazing.”

Source Nate by Ye Sul //en.korea.com

05.19.11 [Pics] Rain & Vogler @ Dresden Music Festival (*Updated With More)

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