Next we bring you the story of young musicians with visual impairments who achieved their goal of joining an orchestra after six years of practicing to read sheet music. They recently staged a successful performance to the great delight of their audience.
A beautiful melody fills the room. Instead of looking at sheet music, the students feel it with their hands.
[Soundbite] "Ji-yong, make the la sound shorter."
This is the only school in Incheon for visually-impaired students. They hold individual rehearsals for two hours a week, and practice all together once a month. The orchestra worked hard to prepare for their first big concert in six years.
[Soundbite] "Please, give them a big hand."
Some 50 musicians ascend the stage slowly, holding each other's hands. Conducted via receivers in their ears, the students staged a 90-minute concert in front of 2,500 people.
[Soundbite] Lee Ji-hye : "Before the concert, I was worried I might make a mistake. But when we finished, we heard the audience saying, "Bravo!""
After performing "A Goose's Dream," one of the students, Kim Myeong-seon, said she decided to learn to play the flute because of its lucid sound reminiscent of the sound of singing birds.
[Soundbite] Kim Myeong-seon : "Being unable to see is not that bad. It inspires me to try new things."