The first week of February we spent on a short tour of South Korea, ending with two concerts at Seoul's Sejong Center on February 7, Lunar New Year Eve. Appropriately, the last number of the program wasn't too profound...

This was a specially arranged medley -- two traditional Korean songs, one Russian pop tune, which became famous in Asia in the 80s and by now is considered by many to be a Korean folk song and, finally, a spoof of a mega-hit "Gangnam style" by a Korean rapper Psy, which in 2012 broke YouTube's view counter, not programmed to reach a billion views (by now, 2.5 billion and counting!).