An orchestra from North Korea will play a concert with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra in Paris on 14 March, reports AFP. Seventy musicians from the Unhasu Orchestra will join 70 players from the French orchestra to play music by Brahms, and non-classical scores, at the Salle Pleyel.

The concert will be conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, the principal conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the music director of the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. He has made efforts to develop cultural ties with North Korea in his role as a Unicef goodwill ambassador. He had hoped for a joint performance by musicians from both Koreas, but said that the political climate had made it impossible.